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58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times Ocula Report 58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times 24 May 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...

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Zheng Bo Ocula Conversation Zheng Bo

Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...

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Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended Ocula Report Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended 24 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...

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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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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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