FIELD MEETING: THINKING PERFORMANCE

Yan Xing (Beijing & Los Angeles)

The History of Reception

Referencing art-historical figures and events, Yan Xing narrated a high-camp, melodramatic yet sincere argument to irrefutably validate the work of a non-existent artist.
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Yan Xing is an artist known for his intricately staged, multi-layered projects comprising media such as performance, video, photography, and installation. Using a performative strategy and an autobiographical narrative, his works play on registers of high-camp, melodrama and sincerity. Xing won the Best Young Artist Award of Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2012. He has also exhibited his works extensively at institutions such as Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne; National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta; and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

Yan Xing’s participation in FIELD MEETING is supported by Galerie Urs Meile (Beijing-Lucerne)
Top Right: Image courtesy of Carol Haggerty.
Bottom Left: Image courtesy of the artist.