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Cui Xiuwen
Existential Emptiness No.2, 2009

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300 x 47cm

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In this work of her from her Existential Emptiness, the wave of serenity and coldness hits the audiences as they see the pan view of the landscape. As our view scans from the left to the right, we can see transformation of traditional into contemporary. The school girl, camouflaged in the pile of snow draws the audiences to linger a few more seconds to realize her eerie lifeless existence. Yet we can see from her eyes that there is that little soul still pumping life in her in the midst of the motionless landscape.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Cui Xiuwen is one of the most influential independent female artists in China today. Her artistic vision combines precision and incisive thought, allowing her to penetrate and explore the deep contradictions within human nature. Her images and pictures are inspired by the elements of concept, ethos, and visual performance, with an emphasis on simplicity and bold imagination. She is the first Chinese artist to have her works exhibited at the Tate Britain, and her video masterpiece Ladies Room is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in France and the Ullens Foundation Collection in Belgium. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Shu-Fang Hsiao Art Foundation Outstanding Female Artist Award by the Wu Zuoren International Fine Arts Foundation. In 2010, she was named as one of the AAC Art China Annual Influential Artists, and was the first woman to receive the honour. The same year, she won the Youth Artist Award, an accolade given by the Chinese Art Critics Annual.
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  • +Exhibitions

    2012 
    "Cui Xiuwen, Miao Xiaochun Double Solo Exhibition,"Levin Art Gallery (New York), New York, USA 

    2011 
    Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA 
    Tanks Library Museum, Chongqing, China

    2011  
    Punctum Gallery, Hong Kong, China  
    Levin Art Gallery, New York, USA 

    2010  
    Hammer Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland  
    Annual Exhibition Cui Xiuwen, Dix9 Gallery, Paris, France 
    "God's Domain - Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China  
    Keng Gallery, Taipei

    2007  
    "Angel: Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition", Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy

    A Quarter Of An Hour - Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition", Florence Museum, Florence, Italy

    2006  
    Annual Exhibition Cui Xiuwen, DF2 Gallery, LosAngeles  
    Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition, Marella Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

    2004  
    "Cui Xiuwen · Kan Xuan," Video Works Solo Exhibition, Bordeaux Museum, Bordeaux, France
     

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