Interview: Guan Xiao
(b1983) works mainly in sculpture and video, exploring how
ways of seeing are now influenced by the increasing dominance of digital imagery as a source of information. One of the artists championed by the
K11 Art Foundation (KAF), Guan recently had a solo show, Flattened Metal, at the ICA, London, which was the
second collaboration between the two institutions. The exhibition is to move to
the K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, this autumn.
Juxtaposing references from the past, present and future, and
weaving visual, audio and textual material together, Guan explores the notion of conversion:
“the different ways our inner selves get in touch with the world outside, and
the possibilities that objects disintegrate objects (to construct indescribable
nothingness)”. She spoke to Studio International via email from China, shortly
after the birth of her first child.
Read the interview here