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SUN XUN 孙逊
b. 1980, works and lives in Beijing
SUN XUN 孙逊
2008
Single-channel animation
5 minutes 19 seconds
Edition of 6 + 2AP
SXU129

All the inspirations  from a small book called New China given by a friend of mine. The print time of this book is probably before the Second World War. This book is written by a missionary who lived in China for many years and knows China very well. The general content of this book is telling people how to love their country, how to construct their country, how to be a useful person and about China’s revolution at that time.
Everyone knows that China is called New China after 1949. But there used to be the appellation. It is very interesting. After I read through this book, seeing China’s Modern history, I found this country actually runs around a circle. They can stop at any point to do some more valuable things. But maybe there are many unknown stories that behind it have changed its result. While what about China now?

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Related Exhibitions:
62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - The Film Programmes, Oberhausen,Germany 05.05, 2016 -05.10, 2016
Sun Xun: Yesterday is Tomorrow, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K. 01.16, 2014 -02.23, 2014
2013 Ikono on Air Festival, Berlin, Germany 09.06, 2013 -09.29, 2013
Sun Xun: The Parallel World, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu 03.17, 2012 -05.17, 2012
3rd AmerAsia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada 03.01, 2012 -03.11, 2012
4th BilBolBul International Comic Festival, Bologna, Italy 03.04, 2010 -03.07, 2010
Winter Group Show, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 01.09, 2010 -02.21, 2010
35th International Filmets Festival of Badalona, Badalona(Barcelona) Spain 11.06, 2009 -11.14, 2009
2009 Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands 10.14, 2009 -10.18, 2009
4th anim'est International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania 10.02, 2009 -10.11, 2009
International Festival of Animated film AniFest 2009, Praha, Czech Republic 05.01, 2009 -05.04, 2009
10th Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea 04.30, 2009 -05.08, 2009
Sun Xun: His Story, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 04.03, 2009 -05.16, 2009
The New China, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A. 07.11, 2008 -10.12, 2008


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