Direktlänk till inlägg 26 september 2009

Xu Tan

Av Lars Vilks - 26 september 2009 11:03

  

Xu Tan was born in Wuhan, Hubei Province in 1957 and currently lives in Shanghai and Guangzhou. In the early 1990s he joined the ”Big Tail Elephant Group” in Guangzhou. The aim of his work is to develop critical strategies for negotiating the rapidly changing economic and cultural life in China. Xu Tan also draws his inspiration from the teachings of philosopher Chuang-Tzu (circa 250 BC). Successor to Lao Tzu and a foremost proponent of Taoism, Chuang-Tzu presumed that no matter how alike two things are, a difference between them can always be found and, conversely, no matter how different two things are, one can find a similarity between them. Objective similarities and differences do not justify any particular way of distinguishing between things.


His work has been shown around the world including P.S.1 in New York, Biennale di Venezia, Berlin Biennial, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, Australia, Guangzhou Triennial, Taipei Biennial, De Appel in Amsterdam. Recent solo shows were held at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin, at the Vitamin Creative Space in Guangzhou, at BizArt is Shanghai and the 2009 Venice Biennial.

Work in the biennial: Fake Karaoke in Ladonia and Key Words (an ongoing project to understand the role of the words he has selected as markers of unknowable power).

 
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