Yan Xing, ‘The History of Fugue, Film Still No. 3’, 2012, Black/White Digital Print, Public Art Fund Benefit Auction
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Yan Xing

The History of Fugue, Film Still No. 3, 2012

Black/White Digital Print
10 1/2 × 19 in
26.7 × 48.3 cm
Edition 4/20
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Public Art Fund Benefit Auction

Chinese contemporary artist Yan Xing’s oeuvre addresses sexual politics and artistic processes. In …

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Courtesy of the the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne-Beijing.
Yan Xing
Chinese, b. 1986
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A prominent Chinese conceptual artist, Yan Xing was trained in painting, but also works in a wide range of media, including performance, photography, video, and installation. Yan Xing explores personal and sexual politics in his home country, as well as more formal, process-driven concerns. He attracted the attention of the art world in 2010 with his performance piece DADDY, in which he stood facing a white gallery wall and delivered a monologue about the absence of a father figure in his life. For Between the Wall (2009/12), Yan Xing installed two sheets of mirrored cellophane in the corner of a gallery space. Viewers were reflected when standing exactly in between the sheets, and were blurred when positioned at other angles and distances. The material also acted as an index of the object’s journey, displaying fingerprints and marks picked up in transit.

Yan Xing, ‘The History of Fugue, Film Still No. 3’, 2012, Black/White Digital Print, Public Art Fund Benefit Auction
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Chinese contemporary artist Yan Xing’s oeuvre addresses sexual politics and artistic processes. In his film History of a Fugue, Xing pays homage to the influential photographer Robert Mapplethorpe: Film Still No. 3 directly references the physicality of Mapplethorpe’s classic photographs and draws attention to the …

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Courtesy of the the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne-Beijing.
Yan Xing
Chinese, b. 1986
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A prominent Chinese conceptual artist, Yan Xing was trained in painting, but also works in a wide range of media, including performance, photography, video, and installation. Yan Xing explores personal and sexual politics in his home country, as well as more formal, process-driven concerns. He attracted the attention of the art world in 2010 with his performance piece DADDY, in which he stood facing a white gallery wall and delivered a monologue about the absence of a father figure in his life. For Between the Wall (2009/12), Yan Xing installed two sheets of mirrored cellophane in the corner of a gallery space. Viewers were reflected when standing exactly in between the sheets, and were blurred when positioned at other angles and distances. The material also acted as an index of the object’s journey, displaying fingerprints and marks picked up in transit.

Yan Xing

The History of Fugue, Film Still No. 3, 2012

Black/White Digital Print
10 1/2 × 19 in
26.7 × 48.3 cm
Edition 4/20
.
Bidding closed