UV print on curved aluminum plate
Edition of 3
Dimensions: 150cm (H) x 80cm (W) / 59.1" (H) x 31.5" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Edition of 3 + AP
Huge bubbles usually appear in entertaining magic shows. They carry a lot of metaphors. Such dreamlike visual experience often vanishes in an instant, such as the modern Crystal Palace which is a huge bubble, the most ideal symbol of capitalist globalization, modernity also points to the transition, fleeting and accidental. And all that is strong will disappear. At the same time, the formation of these bubbles is caused by the wind blowing, or the formation of the bubbles is the shape of the wind, so it is a description of the wind itself. In the non-daily observation of negative film, things appear out of the usual way for us, which makes us pay more attention to the outline and form itself in the image.
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Chen Xiaoyi was born in Sichuan, China in 1992. She received an MA Photography from London College of Communication in 2014, currently lives and works in Chengdu. Her work based on photography but not confined to specific media, focusing on the subtle perceptions of human beings by producing images. And constantly challenge the established logic, perception and imagination to explore the existence itself. Xiaoyi Chen has exhibited internationally; she was awarded the Three Shadows Photography Award in 2015, China’s most prestigious photography prize, and named one of Asia’ s 30 Artist under 30 by Forbes magazine 2017.
Her recent solo exhibitions include “Streit” (Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, China, 2020), “The stranger:...and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered” (Theatre Crochetan, Switzerland, 2018 / Three Shadows Photography Art Centre,2018), “One Giant Leap” (Matèria Gallery, Roma, 2017”, “Never!”( A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, 2017), “Art Project- London Art Fair” ( Matèria Gallery, London, 2017), “ The Inadequacy of Lauguage ” (Matèria Gallery, Roma, 2016), and group exhibitions include the participation in“The Dark and Bright Room of CAMERAer”(A4 Art Museum, China, 2019), “ Sunset on a Dead End – The Notorious and Their Inexplicable Modes of Existence (Emerging curators project)” ( Power Station of Art, China, 2019), “The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2018” (Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, China, 2018), “ Extravaganza ” ( Festival Images Vevey, Switzerland, 2018),“40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography” (Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, OCAT Shenzhen, China, 2017-2018), “Athens Photo Festival: Main- Embedded in Nature” ( Benaki Museum, Greece, 2018), “Loop—Photography and Video Experiments in Southwestern China since 2000” (A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, 2017), “ Calling/re-Calling-Culture city of east Asia 2017, Kyoto Asia Corridor Art Exhibition” ( Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan,2017), “Stretching Conceptual Space – state and method” ( Blue Roof Museum of Chengdu, China,2016), “Elemental Landscape” (Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, 2016), “A Thousand Plateaus Art Space – People’s Park Project”( Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen, 2015),“China 8: Work in Progress” ( Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany,2015), “The Elephant in the room” ( V art center, Shanghai, 2015), “Detachment :Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition” (Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, 2015) etc.
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