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b. 1983 in Chongqing (China); lives and works in Beijing (China)
Xiao Guan sees contemporary visual culture as a crazy collage of random images that have been adapted, modified, remixed and reproduced. Taking the Internet as a flat, non-prioritised surface to be freely used as a starting point, she brings together the mysterious and the fascinating to form new images of a world that gives undeniable grounds for concern.
Her work has been seen recently at the New Museum (New York), the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul) and the Shanghai Art Museum.
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One and the Rest of All, 2015
Guan Xiao has created a video installation made of ten screens, and surrounded by three sculptures. A bronze, an umbrella and some car hubcaps make up an astonishing landscape – a kind of crime scene where only the experienced eye of a detective would see all the connections. Its totemic aspect and the particular materials used recall various different periods and cultures, associated non-linearly with a time when future and past will overlap. The video installation is a collage of found images from the Internet, collected by Guan Xiao over the course of many years. Using Vimeo and YouTube as well as films she shot herself, the artist has staged her own vision of the world – inevitably one of intentional overexposure to images that surround us.
Courtesy de l’artiste, Antenna Space, Shanghai et Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Venues : La Sucrière