Sun Xun

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Uterusman: A Superhero in the Age of Artificial Reproduction   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
David Blandy, Hsu Cheyu, Yang Chihhao, Chen Hongzhu, Bae Jongheon, Rick Juang, Alan Kwan, Danny Lee, Joe Lee, Nathaniel Lord, Victoria Lu, PaoPao, Xu Qin, Li Qingyue, Tsai Shiucheng, Dongxu Sun, Han Sungpil, LaLa Wang, Wang Xin, Sun Xun, Han Yajuan, Lu Yang, Chen Youcheng at MOCA Shanghai (Museums of Contemporary Art Shanghai) April 11th, 2014 - June 15th, 2014
Posted 5/30/14
Shanghai artist Lu Yang’s world is one of death, disease and genetic manipulation, where the politics between the natural and artificial, human and machine play out in the most disturbing ways. As the prodigy of the video artist Zhang Peili, often referred to as the father of Chinese video art, Lu has established herself as one of the youngest and most successful media artists in China today, with a practice that spans five continents. Her work draws influence from culture, manga, sci-fi,... [more]
Black-out Viewing at Center   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Hamra Abbas, Adel Abdessemed, Wong Hoy Cheong, Pak Sheung Chuen, Thierry Fontaine, Shaun Gladwell, Tsang Kin-Wah, Dinh Q. Lê, Wangechi Mutu, Dan Perjovschi, Shahzia Sikander, Dimitar Solakov, Nedko Solakov, Sun Xun, Du Zhenjun, Jiang Zhi at Times Museum December 30th, 2011 - February 6th, 2012
Posted 1/2/12
Doubt is a concept close to my heart (for all the right – and wrong reasons). It is a state of being separated from fixed ideas, moving into a region where certainties flicker out like an ageing fluorescent strip. I feel this movement into doubt is a primary activity of art: simulation, illusion, questioning, all the while leaving the audience open to new thoughts and ways of thinking. The artist does things and I ask: “Why are they doing this?” Doubt is a region of productivity, of... [more]
Reflections from the East   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Double Fly Art Center, Cheng Ran, Zhou Tiehai, Chen Wei, Hu Xiangqian, Sun Xun, LIANG Yuanwei, Zhao Zhao at James Cohan Gallery June 16th, 2011 - July 29th, 2011
Posted 6/26/11
'Tis the season of the MFA group show, in my opinion the most democratic of art exhibitions. Why? Because the artworks are supremely individualized, the only binding relationship being one of relatively minor consequence: these artists are fellow graduates; they are peers. And that’s it. There are no key themes or hot topics. If conceptual or aesthetic linkages occur it can generally be chalked up to coincidence or perhaps early signs of a possible zeitgeist. These shows are about individual... [more]
Pedestrian Potentialities?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jia Aili, Xiao Bo, Wu Guangyu, Liao Guohe, Xiao Jiang, Bi Jianye, Ma Ke, Huang Liang, Qin Qi, Li Qing, Xu Ruotao, Jin Shan, Lin Yen Wei, Liu Weijian, Sun Wen, Qi Wenzhang, Sun Xun, Zhou Yilun, Song Yuanyuan at Platform China March 12th, 2011 - May 31st, 2011
Posted 4/4/11
Over the last few years Platform China has established a strong programme of shows that display refreshing latitude with respect to exhibition formats and presentation of artworks. Two highlights from last year included the extravagant group show “Jungle” and “The Third Party”. The former expansive exhibition continually refreshed itself over its two-month run, inviting the starting artists to adapt their installations and also bringing in new artists later in the exhibition. In what seems to... [more]
Pillowtalk from ShanghART   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Zhang Enli, Yang Fudong, WEI Guangqing, Liang Shaoji, JI Wenyu & ZHU Weibing, JIN Weihong, Liu Weijian, Sun Xun, HU Yang, Shi Yong, Xu Zhen, Yang Zhenzhong, Zhou Zixi at ShanghART Gallery (main gallery) April 10th, 2010 - June 20th, 2010
Posted 5/3/10
  It was hard to not feel that the exhibition “Beds,” at ShangART, was just a lazy attempt to showcase a number of old works of 13 gallery artists done over the past 15 years.  While the putative theme of the show might have provided some unity of focus for the choice of works, it didn’t even attempt this feat and, to the contrary, the idea of “beds” never rose to the level of theme, yet alone, concept. The lack of serious intention was announced immediately in the half-lucid (but far from... [more]
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