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Kan Xuan

1972, Anhui, China

Now work in

Beijing, China

Kan Xuan (b. 1972, Anhui, China) currently lives and works in Beijing, China and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Humor, lightness, and grace characterize the works of Kan Xuan, running alongside a deep sense of critical irony. Kan Xuan mainly works in video. Her videos highlight the trivial elements, feelings, and sensations that we experience daily but often rarely notice. Reproducing them as directly as possible, her work is striking for its imagination, relevance, and exactitude. She indulges in a honing of the techniques of the observer, but transforms this passive observation into active performance in her video pieces.

In 2021, Kan Xuan's work was exhibited in the exhibition The Circular Impact: Video Art 21 at OCAT Shanghai.

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The Circular Impact: Video Art 21

2021.04.28 - 07.11 closed

The exhibition curated by Dai Zhuoqun features a sample of Chinese video art since 2000, showing 21 artists whose primary medium of practice has been moving images, with works spanning 21 years from the beginning of the 21st century to the present.

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