Xiao, Guan b.1983 / Action
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about this work
"Music has an important influence on me; the various rhythms have big influences on my practice and the way I understand the world. I’m always feeling the world is in a state of flux. To me, the rhythm is not only concerned with speed, but also concerned with sentience. I prefer to describe lots of things with rhythm, like sculpture, literature, music, movies and so on. In different areas, rhythm reflects things in different ways. For example, dance and music by the change in gesture and timing; sculptures by the different structures and shapes; literature through rhetoric; movies through the editing and camera movement, etc. The rhythm does not only appear in separate areas, it can also appear in different areas at the same time. For me, rhythm means all the intersections of sense. It’s a way I understand the associations between things. It helps me to try and transfer action, see, listen, think about interactions and freely build a link between them. I consider it a way of practice. In this practice, the action is both a way to experience and tocommunicate. In this way, you could do nothing but blend with the world, become the world; and you could also do something to let the world blend with you, become you". Guan Xiao

Another edition of 'Action' is in the Daimler art collection.

Guan Xiao (b.1983, China)

Action, 2014

HD video on 3 monitors

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Gallery, Berlin, Germany  Current Location:
Hong Kong - BRINK'S HK VideoFar East


Moscow Museum of Modern Art
June 2016 - August 2016

Guan Xiao: Flattened Metal
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
April 2016 - June 2016

From a Poem to the Sunset
Daimler Contemporary Berlin
May 2015 - August 2015

Something Always Happens, Keeps Happening
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler booth, abc fair, Berlin, Germany
September 2014

Something Happened Like Never Happened
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
September 2014 - November 2014


Ying Tan , Everyday Transformations: Guan Xiao
Randian (Online), November 2016
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Stephanie Bailey, A conversation with Guan Xiao
OCULA (Online), August 2016
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Samuel Spencer, ICA Presents First UK Solo Show From Guan Xao
Blouin Art Info (Magazine), April 18, 2016

Lai Fei, Guan Xiao: Rhythm of Singulairity
Leap (Magazine), March/April 2016
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Guan Xiao Flattened Metal, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Aesthetica (Online), April 2016
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K11 Art Foundation, Flattened Metal: Guan Xiao
K11 Art Foundation (Catalogue), 2016

Li Bowen, Guan Xiao
ArtReview Asia (Catalogue), January 2016

Kito Nedo, Guan Xiao: Krupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Freize d/e (Magazine), December 2014 - February 2015, No. 17
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Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
Art Forum China (Magazine), September 2014
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Alexander Forbes , The 20 Best Booths at Art Berlin Contemporary
Artnet (Online), September 2014
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Karen Archey, Guan Xiao: 2014 FutureGreat Asia, selected by Karen Archey
ArtReview (Online), Autumn & Winter 2014
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