Xu Zhen (produced by MadeIn Company) est. 2009  / "In mass exercise, the greater the conflict between theory and reality, the stronger its eagerness to impose beliefs on others"
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Xu Zhen (produced by MadeIn Company) est. 2009  / "In mass exercise, the greater the conflict between theory and reality, the stronger its eagerness to impose beliefs on others"Xu Zhen (produced by MadeIn Company) est. 2009  / "In mass exercise, the greater the conflict between theory and reality, the stronger its eagerness to impose beliefs on others"Xu Zhen (produced by MadeIn Company) est. 2009  / "In mass exercise, the greater the conflict between theory and reality, the stronger its eagerness to impose beliefs on others"
about this work
"The identity of the artist is about representation, and representation is at the heart of what an artist does. Another important reason for Xu Zhen to change the nature of his identity is to shape a different way an artist is represented. If there is one series of works that epitomises MadeIn’s method of representation, it is True Image. In True Image, a series of installation and sculptural works produced by MadeIn are on show, but only in photographic form. The photographic representations of the works are exhibited after the originals have been destroyed. The representation of the original becomes the surrogate original. Moreover, the title of the series, True Image, takes this logic a step further; it dictates that the surrogate becomes the original as the original no longer exists. As such, MadeIn is a representation of Xu Zhen, but now that Xu Zhen has been annulled, MadeIn becomes the original, although stripped of the artist’s aura. This issue is at the heart of True Image’s inquiry – the disappearance of artistic aura."
("Inside the White Cube" exhibition catalog, White Cube, London, UK, 2012)

For an article by Colin Chinnery on this series: Click here

Xu Zhen (produced by MadeIn Company) (est. 2009 , China)

"In mass exercise, the greater the conflict between theory and reality, the stronger its eagerness to impose beliefs on others", 2010

Digital fine art pigment print mounted on aluminum
Edition: Unique
150 x 262.5 cm.
59 1/16 x 103 3/8 in.
Provenance:
Long March Space, Beijing, China Current Location:
Hong Kong - S PhotographFar East

exhibitions

48sheet
Birmingham City, UK
April 2012

Don’t hang your faith on the wall
Long March Space, Beijing, China
May 2010 - July 2010

publications

Xu Zhen
UCCA (Catalogue), November 2016, Maiden Company Production

Galerie Nathalie Obadia , Action of Consciousness
MadeIn Company (Book), 2014

Colin Chinnery, MadeIn Company - Inside the White Cube
White Cube, London, UK (Catalogue), 2012
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Bao Dong: From Xu Zhen To MadeIn, From Guerrilla War To Sleeper Cell
LEAP (Magazine), August, 2011

MadeIn Company: MadeIn
Artforum (Magazine), February, 2011

Action of Consciousness, MadeIn Company and ShanghART
ShanghART, Shanghai, China (Catalogue), 2011

Artwork History
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