Sun Xun: Solo Exhibition At The Museum Of Contemporary Art Australia
A strange, yet familiar world is created in Sun Xun's major solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Occupying the first floor of the gallery, the exhibition showcases the last ten years of Sun's oeuvre with drawings, paintings, woodcuts, installations, and animated videos being sprawled across the gallery walls. Curated by Anna Davis, Sun's curious mind is revealed through the bold and surrealist images that conjure up questions about the role of history and memory in contemporary society. An obsessive observer of the present world and meticulous gatherer of its imagery and historical information, Sun creates a parallel universe consisting of familiar monuments, botanical specimens, maps, and industrial machines to comment on 'bugs' or 'cracks' in our everyday systems. Speculating our current world from the imaginative space that Sun has created, the artist creates an expanded view of reality that encompasses both Eastern and Western mythology. Inviting the audience to peruse this world with him, Sun's symbolic visual language is loaded with meaning through every brushstroke.