Tag: Contemporary Art

  • 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 […]

  • Virtually Ever After: art in the post-digital era

    Special interview with artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen for Art Agenda CONVERSATIONS. Link to the publication: https://www.art-agenda.com/features/331915/virtually-ever-after-art-in-the-post-digital-era I spoke with the artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen from our respective quarantines—me in New York City and Steensen in the south of France, where he was working on a virtual landscape during a residency with the Luma Foundation in […]

  • Cyclical Gods: Reliving Pandemic

    BY XIN WANG • FEATURES• MAY 8, 2020 Zhao Yao, “Spirit Above All,” 2016. I arrived at the opening of Sanctuary, artist Chen Dongfan’s first institutional exhibition in New York City, overcome with a profound sense of disorientation. It was January 30th and I was still jetlagged, having returned only two days prior from China, where the COVID-19 epidemic had steadily […]

  • Oscar Murillo: Post Identity Politics

    Oscar Murillo: Post Identity Politics

    Writing for the ArtCo Monthly & Investment Jan 2020 issue cover story. Oscar Murillo Post Identity Politics

  • Conversation with artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Tranen Art Center, Copenhagen

  • Curatorial Talk at the School of Visual Arts, New York City

    As a curator and art historian who has had a fair share of the excitement and discontentment with “contemporary Chinese Art” in my practice, I would like to share a few recent projects in which I actively problematize frameworks that primarily concern identities—national, cultural, peripheral (in light of the “identity politics” discourse), othering—through looking at […]

  • Decentralizing Art: The Hype and Hope of Blockchain

    Two recaps on a panel discussion exploring the myriad implications of blockchain technology for art—its making, distribution, and ontology. https://blog.blockstack.org/recap-decentralizing-art-the-hype-and-hope-of-blockchain/ https://thecreativecrypto.com/a-new-category-of-creative-practice-thoughts-on-the-decentralizing-art-nyc-event/