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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Wang Xin

b. 1983, China

Wang Xin was born in Yichang, Hubei, China in 1983. She graduated from China Academy of Art with a B.F.A. in 2007 and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (M.F.A.) in 2011.

Wang Xin is a certificated hypnotist and explores the creative ways to use hypnosis in art. Her artworks take the form of installations, moving images and new media. Unconsciousness, art world systems, and posthumanism are key features in her creation. She frequently uses language and signs to challenge the status of the artist and the functioning of the art market today. The impact of her bold slogans provides a satirical reading to her own position and relation to the art world, as well as a critique of the larger ecosystem of art. Since 2014, Wang Xin has cooperated with Imago Kinetics and founded the 8HZ Hypnosis Lab in Imago Kinetics’ Art Center in Hangzhou. Wang Xin is also the founder of “The Gallery” project, which is an alternative art space/system.

Wang Xin’s solo exhibitions include Every Artist Should have a Solo Show, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing, China (2016); 8 HZ Hypnosis Lab, MoCA Pavilion Shanghai, China (2015); The Gallery, C-Space, Beijing, China (2014); Let’s Play in the Name of Art, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2013). She has also has exhibited her artwork internationally in group exhibitions and projects including: Take Me Out, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA (2014); Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, China (2012) and Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, Israel (2011).

In 2007, Wang Xin is the recipient for the Pierre Huber Creation Prize Award of Excellence.

Wang Xin currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.

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Featured Artworks

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Enchanted Art World by Wang Xin contemporary artwork Wang XinEnchanted Art World, 2018 VR (virtual reality) headsets, computer, LED lights, LCD screens, beanbags, wood, iron
de Sarthe
An Artist's Portfolio by Wang Xin contemporary artwork Wang XinAn Artist's Portfolio, 2017 Plexi glass, rubber, acrylic, 3D printed SLA resin
50 x 50 x 20 cm
de Sarthe
We Will Change the Art World No.2 by Wang Xin contemporary artwork Wang XinWe Will Change the Art World No.2, 2017 Chair, speakerphone, light, light stand, paper, dimensions variable
de Sarthe
No Starving Artist: Entrance by Wang Xin contemporary artwork Wang XinNo Starving Artist: Entrance, 2017 Turnstile, LED sign, 36inch LED TV, iron, stanchions, straps, headsets, audio recordings, LED lights, carpeting, tickets, computer, dimensions variable, entrance and turnstile (201 X 90 X 120 cm).
de Sarthe
Unknown Artists Agency by Wang Xin contemporary artwork Wang XinUnknown Artists Agency, 2017 Iron, acrylic, spray paint, LED Lights, LED board, plastic box, desk, 46 inch LED TV, receipt printer, journal, plastic balls, paper, stanchions, rope, shelf, felt
de Sarthe
Artists Can Tell by Wang Xin contemporary artwork Wang XinArtists Can Tell, 2016 Table, chairs, sideboard, LED lights, custom bottles, koolaid, vodka
200 x 140 x 160 cm
de Sarthe

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Wang Xin, The Must-See Art Show Where You Can Find 10,000 Artists at de Sarthe, Hong Kong
Closed
21 October–18 November 2017 Wang Xin The Must-See Art Show Where You Can Find 10,000 Artists de Sarthe, Project Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Liang Ban, Mak Ying Tung, Tong Kunniao, Wang Xin, Xin Yunpeng, Reversal Ritual at de Sarthe, Hong Kong
Closed
23 March–13 May 2017 Liang Ban, Mak Ying Tung, Tong Kunniao, Wang Xin, Xin Yunpeng Reversal Ritual de Sarthe, Project Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Wang Xin, Every Artist Should Have a Solo Show at de Sarthe, Beijing
Closed
19 March–29 May 2016 Wang Xin Every Artist Should Have a Solo Show de Sarthe, Beijing

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'Reversal Ritual': inaugural group exhibition at de Sarthe Gallery's new Hong Kong space Related Press 'Reversal Ritual': inaugural group exhibition at de Sarthe Gallery's new Hong Kong space Art Radar Journal : 24 April 2017

de Sarthe Gallery unveils its new 10,000-square-feet gallery space in the burgeoning art district of Wong Chuk Hang in the Southern part of Hong Kong. Located on the entire 20th floor in the Global Trade Square building, Reversal Ritual, the inaugural group exhibition of five emerging mainland Chinese and Hong Kong artists, is on view from 23 March...

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Art in the Digital Era: MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation co-present '.com/.cn' in Hong Kong Related Press Art in the Digital Era: MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation co-present '.com/.cn' in Hong Kong Art Radar Journal : 18 April 2017

'.com/.cn', co-curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Peter Eleey of MoMA PS1 in New York, is on view at the K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong from 21 March to 30 April 2017. The exhibition is co-presented by MoMA PS1 and the K11 Art Foundation. The group show includes work by Darren Bader, Cao Fei, DIS, Aleksandra Domanović, Greg...

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