On the occasion of The
Armory Show 2014, Artsy and NOWNESS
collaborate to bring you an intimate portrait
of artist Xu Zhen
(pronounced shoo jen
enigmatic and provocative practice has made him one of China’s most influential
contemporary artists. As well as an artist, Xu has taken on the role of
curator, web architect, and leader—influencing a generation of Chinese artists
born post-1975, dubbed the “ON|OFF generation,” many of whom have become
collaborators in his 2009-born MadeIn Company
, a collective dedicated to “contemporary
Named this year’s Armory
Artist—an annual artist commission program launched by The Armory Show in
2002—and the focus of a major survey at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art,
Beijing, Xu gave Artsy & NOWNESS a rare tour of his new Shanghai studio.
Get a sneak peek of the film (at right); and check back for the full film next
week—to be released simultaneously on NOWNESS and Artsy on Thursday, March 6th,
coinciding with the public opening of The Armory Show art fair in New York.
Buy a limited edition by Xu Zhen for The Armory Show, supporting
the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Learn more here.