This is me

Huang Yan and Kan Xuan


Opening

November 8 at 5 PM, 2002

Duration

November 8 till 24, 2002

Location

CEAC, Xiamen, China

In her second exhibition at the Chinese European Art Center The Chinese Artist Kan Xuan, will present new video works primarily made in Holland since January of this year.
Kan Xuan has been working at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, a two years program with an international approach to the visual arts. Becoming more experimental in her works, Kan Xuan is trying to make close relationship between the human body and objects of daily life. She is an artist who likes to uses her own body to feel or to touched by objects surrounding her, and this reaction between individual and object creates a unique story for the viewer, beyond our habits of feeling or seeing.

The body is also central to the paintings of Huang Yan. Live nude models and even dead preserved animals are not the subjects of his work, they are the canvases itself on which he paints traditional Chinese landscapes. Is the body more alive than the trad tion of painting, or just the opposite? Whatever it is, Huang Yan brings us a new vision of beauty. The viewer will have no difficulty imagining the experience of being painted on. After the work is finished the image is washed off, but a clear and strong contradiction remains, as traditional skil and image are transformed, on the human body.

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