• A Missing Hauntological Link—Soviet Ghosts in New York

    https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/p7E1LUO02aAoJ2E-IKrn4Q 后社会主义幽灵在纽约文 / 王辛 “……那被走廊尽头最后一馆的馆门所框限的一面巨大画幅的局部,凝着斑斓浓郁的蓝调子,拥挤着那组再熟悉不过的群像的中间部分,远远地,不幸,我提前看见了苏里科夫庞大的《女贵族莫洛卓娃》。1976年,拉萨寒夜,我缩在床上好久好久凝视这幅巨作的画片,确凿记得画中所有的脸。”——陈丹青,《无知的游历》,2011

  • HangarBicocca conference on Chen Zhen

    Davide Quadrio and Wang Xin | Spirituality (and its Misunderstandings) as Cosmotechnics https://pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/bubble/eternal-misunderstanding-davide-quadrio-wang-xin/# https://youtu.be/2cjNbT6YXJU

  • Recent Talks

  • Painting In Spite of All

    Conversation with Luc Tuymans; Feature for Modern Daily

  • Danse Macabre: Sydney Shen

    Sydney Shen in Conversation with Xin Wang http://moussemagazine.it/sydney-shen-xin-wang-2021/ The Japanese toilet is truly a place of spiritual repose. It always stands apart from the main building, at the end of a corridor, in a grove fragrant with leaves and moss. No words can describe that sensation as one sits in the dim light. The novelist […]

  • On Space Art

    by Xin Liu & Xin Wang January 19, 2021 https://www.art-agenda.com/features/372727/on-space-art Xin Liu, Orbit Weaver, 2017. Production still of artist’s performance during a parabolic flight. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Steve Boxell. During the prolonged lockdown that defined much of 2020, the Xinjiang-born, New York-based artist and engineer Xin Liu juggled multiple roles. These included participating in a […]

  • Digital Reincarnations

    by Xin Wang & Lu Yang October 19, 2020 https://www.art-agenda.com/features/355558/digital-reincarnations Lu Yang, The Great Adventure of Material World, 2019. Still from video game. Image courtesy of the artist. The practice of Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang is best characterized as a continuous project of world-building. His videos, computer games, and digital avatars combine a distinctive repertoire of intellectual traditions and […]

  • 2021 Whitney Lecture series (archive)

    Online Learning Series Lecture: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (on Salman Toor) https://whitney.org/events/online-learning-series-lecture-the-heart-is-a-lonely-hunter In this talk, teaching fellow Xin Wang will provide context for the upcoming exhibition Salman Toor: How Will I Know. In Toor’s intimately scaled oil paintings, dreamlike color and references to historical styles such as the Rococo and Baroque introduce fantasy […]

  • Anthropocene Crossing

    ANTHROPOCENE CROSSING “Time makes fossils of us all.” —Tucker, a mammoth camper from Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp(2020) “For never has experience been contradicted more thoroughly than strategic experience by tactical warfare, economic experience by inflation, bodily experience by mechan-ical warfare, moral experience by those in power. A generation that had gone to school on a […]

  • Art History From Home: a zoom series for the Whitney Museum of American Art

    “This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum’s collection to illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 to the present. During each thirty-minute session, participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat.“ Topic and selection my own. Technology and Fantasy Thursday, […]