Thursday, April 23, 2009


now playing at the arrow factory:

Kan Xuan – Light

April 15 – May 7, 2009

Beginning April 15, Arrow Factory will present a series of temporary projects by Beijing-based artist Kan Xuan. Gathered under the collective title “Light”, Kan Xuan will use the space of Arrow Factory as a testing ground for a variety of ideas and concepts, showing only semi-finished work or works-in-process that are continually modified over a fixed period of time. Over a period of six weeks, Kan Xuan will present four to five different projects, each on view for a period of ten days or less. Instead of exhibiting a finished work at the beginning, the work will only reach completion at the end, representing an inverse model of the conventional static and unchanging exhibition format. Working with artists under these provisional conditions, Arrow Factory hopes to open new modes of exhibition-making by diverting attention away from a finished artwork towards something that evolves within the space and that gives the viewing public a deeper look into the artistic process.

Kan Xuan (b.1972) is a graduate of the China Academy of Art specializing in video and video installation. Her work has been exhibited widely in China and internationally, notably in the Chinese Pavilion of the Venice Biennale (2007), 10th International Istanbul Biennial (2007), NONO at the Long March Space, Beijing (2007) and China Power Station I, II, III in various locations (2006-2008). She completed a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende in Amsterdam and was the winner of the De Prix de Rome Prize in Holland in 2005. She lives between Beijing and the Netherlands.



箭 厂空间从本月15日开始,将展出艺术家阚萱的新作品系列。在“轻”这样一个主题框架之下,阚萱将箭厂空间作为实践她近期概念与想法的一个“试验场”,在其 中只呈现一些尚处于未完成状态的以及正在进行中的作品。在大约6周的时间里,将陆续展出四到五件作品,每件作品只有十天左右的时间面对公众。与箭厂空间之 前的项目从一开始就呈现已完成的作品不同,这个项目中的作品都是被艺术家称之为接近于完成的,它呈现出异于通常展览模式的另一种相反模式。箭厂空间在此不 再关注于“完成”的概念,而是趋向通过持续不断的变化从而使得观者得以更加深层地关注于艺术的创作过程。

阚萱毕业于中国美术学院,从90年代后期开始主要致力于影像艺术的创作与实践。她的作品广泛地展出于国内外的各种展览当中,其中包括2007年威尼斯双年 展中国馆的展览,伊斯坦布尔双年展(2007),长征空间NONO展(2007),中国发电站展(2006-2008)。她参加了位于阿姆斯特丹的 Rijksakademie van Beeldende艺术家驻扎计划并在2005年赢取了荷兰的艺术奖项 the De Prix de Rome Prize。阚萱目前工作生活在中国北京与荷兰的阿姆斯特丹。


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