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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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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

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
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
This is an important artwork by Wang Xin contemporary artwork
Wang XinThis is an important artwork, 2015 Cart, Spotlights, Wood box, Metal
60 x 90 x 115 cm
de Sarthe

Recent Exhibitions

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, 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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'.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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