ShanghART Gallery is pleased to announce that artist CHEN Xiaoyun work
Emerald Tablet, relates to a text with 13 proverbs in 1900 BC which purporting to reveal the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations. It claims to be the work of Hermes Trismegistus ("Hermes the Thrice-Great"), a legendary Egyptian sage or god, variously identified with the Egyptian god Thoth and/or the Greek god Hermes, and the proverbs was worshipped by ancient alchemists. Chen Xiaoyun speaks his mind carefully with metaphors and scenarios, and documents the daily-looking scenes that perhaps will reset your view to the daily life.
Chen Xiaoyun was born in 1971 in Hubei province. Now works and lives in Beijing.
Solo exhibitions include: Twenty-one Poems of Lenin, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, (2014); Hysteria, Metaphorical and Metonymical Life-World, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu (2013); Darker than Darkness, Death beyond Death, Fire Burning Fire, Walking Down along the Stairway., ShanghART Beijing (2013); "Zhuiku Tablet" Annotation, ShanghART Beijing (2012); Why Life, ShanghART Beijing (2010); Emerald Tablet, ShanghART H-space (2009); Love You Big Boss, the Project gallery, U.S.A. (2008); Faint, MC, U.S.A.(2007).
Part of group exhibitions: China 8, Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2015); Montevideo Biennale, Montevideo, Uruguay (2014); Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country, New Video from China, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A. (2012); Moving Image In China : 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011); Shanghai Kino, Shanghai Kino, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2009); Biennale of Sydney (2008); Havana Biennial (2008) ; The Busan Biennale (2006); Torino Triennial (2005); Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art (2005); Shanghai Biennale (2004) etc.
He received New Photography of the Year Prize of Lianzhou Foto 2012.