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Art Taipei 2018 Ocula Report Art Taipei 2018 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

'There is nothing more boring than the story of decline,' a journalist remarked at an art criticism panel I attended the evening before making the trip to see Art Taipei (26–29 October 2018). As I attended the opening night of Asia's oldest art fair, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, those words rang in my head. Wandering up and down...

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Charwei Tsai Ocula Conversation Charwei Tsai

Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai's memorising and compulsive writing of the Heart Sutra—a Buddhist scripture that distills the wisdom of impermanence—is at the heart of her practice. Over the past ten years, Tsai has moved from writing to drawing, photography, and film—a selection of which is being presented at the Centre for Chinese...

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Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? Ocula Report Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula

Drawn on paper by Oscar Chan Yik Long in gestural black ink strokes, Cupid (2015) greets visitors with a sinister toothy smile as they enter Para Site. The strikingly fearsome figure is positioned on the wall of the gallery's entrance, near one of Chen Dandizi's vertical neon tube lights, part of the series 'Tick Away' (2015), along which a...

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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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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
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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
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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).
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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
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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
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Recent Exhibitions

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

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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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