Xu Zhen

Xu Zhen

by Christopher Moore (Editor)




Xu Zhen (b. 1977, lives and works in Shanghai) came to prominence at the 49. Biennale di Venezia with Rainbow, 1998, a visceral video performance of his back being slapped, turning red, with hand marks visible but never the hands. Further actions including sawing off the summit of Mount Everest equivalent to his own height, 8,8481.86, 2005, invading neighboring countries with radiocontrolled tanks, ships and helicopters, 18 Days, 2006, the controversial The Starving of sudan, 2008, and Untitled, 2009, a vast house of poker cards in the form of the Potala Palace. With essays by David Elliott, Philippe Pirotte and Christopher Moore and an interview with Li Zhenhua, this is the first monograph concentrating on Xu Zhen's practice, focuses on his early career until 2009, when he subsumed his identity within the corporatecollective "MadeIn" (in Chinese "No Roof"), and with a postscript on MadeIn's recent adoption of a new brand"Xu Zhen."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783954760374
Publisher: DISTANZ Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 07/17/2014
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

With a body of work that boasts some of the most outlandish plots and outrageous characters ever to make it onto the printed page, Christopher Moore has made a name for himself as the clown prince of contemporary fiction. He is the author of The Serpent of Venice, Second Hand Souls, and other novels. He lives in San Francisco.


Hawaii and San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1958

Place of Birth:

Toledo, Ohio

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