Residency till Apr.28, Opening Reception on Apr.29
Opening: 16:00-19:00, 29th April, 2013
Duration: 11:00-18:00, 30th April to 8th May, 2013 (Mon. Closed)
Address: ShanghART Beijing, No. 261 Cao Chang Di, Old Airport Rd., Chaoyang District
Contact: 010-6432 3202
ShanghART Beijing has the honor of announcing that the solo exhibition of China contemporary artist Sun Xun Magician Party and Dead Crow will be opened on 29th Apr, 2013, which has lasted for almost three months since 30th Jan, 2013. As Sun's first residency project at home since 2008, this exhibition will present Sun's residency workplace in ShanghART Beijing openly and a space artwork blending with installations, paintings and three-dimentional animations will be finished during this exhibition. Basing on thoughts and experiences from previous space artworks, this exhibition is totally a new attempt.
Magician Party and Dead Crow bears in its title the legacy of SUN's contemplation on the system of his works and will be connected with Republic of Jing Bang at the upcoming solo exhibition in Project STPI Singapore. It marks a feature of SUN's work habit which builds the connection between and extension of all his art pieces and displays, unfolding the narrative of exhibitions.
Adopting a way of stage setting between that used in earlier movie studios and theaters, Magician Party and Dead Crow is mainly inspired and also limited by the specific site of the project. As the works are produced in the very space from a creation process full of possibilities and unknowns, imagination is released that magicians, as a paradoxical organization, is about to crash unconventionally into a string of fractured realities or fantasies.
SUN Xun was born in 1980 in Fuxin in Liaoning Province, China. He currently lives and works in Beijing. He graduated from the Print-making Department of the China Academy of Art in 2005. In 2006 he established π Animation Studio. In 2010, 21G entered Venice Film Festival and SUN Xun received Taiwan Contemporary Art Link Young Art Award. In 2012, Some Actions Which Haven't Been Defined yet in the Revolution was nominated by Berlinale Shorts 2012 jury in 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. And SUN Xun has been invited to open a special exhibition in Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2013.
Recent exhibitions include: Foundational Work, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2013); MOMA' s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, New York, U.S.A (2012); Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India) 2012, Kochi-Muziris, India (2012); The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) (2012); 4th Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, Tai-chung, Taipei (2012); Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (2012); Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, U.K. (2012); International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan (2011); Moving Image In China: 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011); Hell/Helvete, Liljevalchs Konsthalli, Stockholm; Boras Museum of Modern Art, Boras, Sweden (2011); By Day By Night, or Some (Special) Things a Museum Can Do, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2010); China Power Station - Part 4, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy (2010); Aichi Triennale 2010, Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center; Nagoya City Art Museum; the Choja-machi Area, Japan (2010); 21KE, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2010) and The Soul of Time, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland (2010), etc.