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Sun Xun’s intense skepticism of historical narrative and disillusionment with the post-1949 “New China” informs the political and fanciful nature of his installations, drawings, and animations. Sun’s sequence animations are created by drawing, erasing, and recording individual frames and stringing them together to create a gritty narrative about an unidentified and ambiguous era. He carries this preoccupation with erasure into his wall drawings and installations, a metaphorical exploration of the ephemerality of art and a questioning of its inherent value.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Sun Xun: Time SpySean Kelly Gallery
2014
Sun Xun | Brave New WorldEdouard Malingue Gallery
Sun Xun: The Time VivariumSean Kelly Gallery
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Magician Party and Dead Crow, 2013

Paper and animation
295 3/10 × 177 1/5 × 137 4/5 in
750 × 450 × 350 cm
Location
Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
Medium

Sun Xun’s intense skepticism of historical narrative and disillusionment with the post-1949 “New China” informs the political and fanciful nature of his installations, drawings, and animations. Sun’s sequence animations are created by drawing, erasing, and recording individual frames and stringing them together to create a gritty narrative about an unidentified and ambiguous era. He carries this preoccupation with erasure into his wall drawings and installations, a metaphorical exploration of the ephemerality of art and a questioning of its inherent value.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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