Xu Zhen

Xu Zhen
Author: Christopher Moore (Ed.)
Publisher: DISTANZ Verlag
Language: English/Chinese
Pages: 192
Size: 23 x 30 cm
Weight: 1.4000 kg
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783954760374
Availability: In stock
Price: €39.90
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One of the Most Radical Artists of Today’s China

Xu Zhen (b. 1977, lives and works in Shanghai) came to prominence at the 49. Biennale di Venezia with Rainbow, 1998, a visceral video performance of his back being slapped, turning red, with hand marks visible but never the hands. Further actions including sawing off the summit of Mount Everest equivalent to his own height, 8848-1.86, 2005, invading neighboring countries with radio-controlled tanks, ships and helicopters, 18 Days, 2006, the controversial The Starving of Sudan, 2008, and Untitled, 2009, a vast house of poker cards in the form of the Potala Palace.

With essays by David Elliott, Christopher Moore, and Philippe Pirotte as well as an interview with Li Zhenhua, this book focuses on his early career until 2009, when he subsumed his identity within the corporate-collective “MadeIn” (in Chinese “No Roof”), and with a postscript on MadeIn’s recent adoption of a new brand —\ “Xu Zhen.”