Sun Xun (b. 1980, Fuxin, China) is one of China’s most exciting young artists, best known for his animations made up of thousands of ink paintings, charcoal drawings and woodcuts. Containing very little dialogue, these hand-made films use combinations of image, sound and text to raise questions about what we perceive as truth and explore the slippery dynamics of memory, history, culture and politics.
Sun Xun’s works often highlight the absurd incongruities between authorised histories and personal recollections, and are particularly concerned with how history can be manipulated, interrogating the differences between official narratives presented by public agencies, politicians and the media — and more marginalised accounts that stem from ordinary people’s experiences.
This beautifully presented hardcover monograph is published to coincide with Sun Xun’s first solo exhibition in Australia. The exhibition includes a number of Sun Xun’s most important animated works and a major new work especially for the MCA exhibition.
Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Authors: Anna Davis, Sun Xun, Hou Hanru
21.5 x 26.5cm
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