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Cui Xiuwen

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New York, Jan. 2010 - ArtSlant editor Sophia Powers had the chance to join Cui Xiuwen at Eli Klein Gallery just days after the opening of her photography solo “Existential Emptiness,” which runs until February 27th.  ArtSlant would like to thank Eli Klein Gallery for making this interview possible as well as Laure Raibaut for assisting in the translation. Cui Xiuwen, Existential Emptiness No. 5, 2009, C-Print, 34 5/8 x 78 3/4 inches; Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art   Sophia Powers: I was intrigued by the t... [more]
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The Spiritual Realm in Real Life   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Cui Xiuwen at Today Art Museum (TAM) October 30th, 2010 - November 9th, 2010
Posted 11/16/10
Born in 1970, Cui Xiuwen now lives and works in Beijing. She was trained in the Central Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1996. Cui’s early paintings were startling to their audiences because they showed nude men at a time when male models were usually covered. Cui switched to video by the turn of the century in order to broaden the range of expression she was able to explore. “Ladies” is a work about sex in contemporary China which brought Cui to  international attention. In 2004, a girl with... [more]
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