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Xing Yan


Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 9:16 | Chine | 2013

This work is based on works by Edward Hopper (1882?1967). Using a "realist" scene constructed by Hopper as a prototype, seven original works are intertwined with past works by the artist. The "reality of art" re-interprets the "super-arty" world. The whole mime is interspersed with the artist`s expressions concerning "arty" and "super-arty". All of the features that appear in this work point to an exploration of "art" itself. One could say that without the artist`s misinterpretation of "art", there would certainly be no better definition of "Super-Arty".

Born in Chongqing in 1986, Yan Xing graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2009 with a bachelor degree. Yan Xing currently lives and works in Beijing and Los Angeles. He is both the initiator and participant of the ?COMPANY? project. His works have been shown at institutions such as: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, USA; Central House of Artists (CHA), Moscow, Russia; PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine; National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China; China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM), Beijing, China; Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China and the A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China. He has also been featured at Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012), Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012). Yan Xing?s works involve an extremely broad range of creative media, including performance, video, installation and painting, among others. The solo exhibitions of his works were held at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK (2012); Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China (2011; 2013), and his works have also been shown in important group exhibitions such as: Meulensteen Gallery, New York, USA; Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China; Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China; and Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China. Yan Xing?s works have been public collections include: Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China. In 2012 he won the Best Young Artist Award by CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award). The same year, he was a finalist in the ?Future Generation Art Prize?, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine; ?Focus on Talents Project 2012?, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, Martell Art Fund. Yan Xing has created and planned exhibitions such as: Dream Plant contemporary art exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China; Mummery, Art Channel, Beijing, China; and the Fact Study Institute, Yangtze River Space, Wuhan, China.