Guan Xiao, ‘Action’, 2014, Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Installation view of Action (2014) at Basic Logic, the solo exhibition of Guan Xiao at Antenna Space, 2015.

"Hyperconnected"

Venue: Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2016)

About Guan Xiao

Juxtaposing past and future and primitive and high-tech, Guan Xiao employs modern technology to address and unravel her cultural and physical environment and personal thought processes. Her work disregards linear time, instead considering diverse cultures and artifacts in a more holistic manner. Her comparisons of regionally and chronologically disparate objects expose similarities among civilizations, regions, and eras while avoiding solid conclusions. In this regard, her work stands as a puzzle that the viewer is meant to solve. Both her videos and sculptures address the ways viewers read and respond to visual cues; for example, Xiao’s David video, named for Michelangelo’s sculpture, is an absurdist commentary on the contemporary commercialization of a centuries-old sculpture, while her work Core Sample positions tripod-like sculptures as future artifacts and scientific samples.

Chinese, b. 1983, Chongqing, China, based in Beijing, China

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Hyperconnected, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2015
2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York