In this era of the new media, information is presented to us multi-dimensionally. Everything is potential material to be read and processed - the key to digesting knowledge depends on how we program choices.
Guan Xiao has a unique judgment and control with her use of materials. She has the ability to employ extreme visual language as a method of conveying conceptions artistically, and through her practice, presenting her vibrant individuality to her audience to its fullest.
In Survivors' Hunting, the artist takes on the role of a collector and projects the mind in the form of a hunting ground. All works presented are the result of her hunt and at the same time a hunting target for the audience. Guan employs a collage method to interweave different knowledge systems, presenting the artist's own process of thinking and her understanding of the "ways of seeing". She aims to engage the audience in reading with both visual language and linguistics simultaneously, thereby renewing the way they see and think.
在这个新媒体时代里，知识以平铺的方式陈列在我们面前。一切都是阅读的材料，消化知识的关键在于如何编织我们的选择。关小凭借对材料独特的判断力与掌控 力，将原本极端的视觉语言转换为传达观念的有力手段, 通过实践将她的个体性立体而饱满的展现在我们面前。在展览中，艺术家扮演收集者的角色将其思维的形状投射为一个猎场，所有的作品既是狩猎的结果也是提供给 观众的猎物。关小用拼贴式的手法对不同的知识系统进行编织，呈现艺术家个体思维形成的过程，以及对于“如何观看”的理解。试图引导观众用视觉和语言并置的 方法参与阅读，从而以新的方式观看与思考。