25 Contemporary Chinese Artists You Need to Know

Chen Xiaoyun

Medium: Video, Photography

Based in: Hangzhou

Chen Xiaoyun makes unforgettable images. A man vomiting on potted flowers, a man in a Santa Claus suit being beaten on a street corner, someone swallowing a bundle of sticks, a man lashing a fleet of dump trucks with a bullwhip—each scenario treats a particular symbol or symbolic gesture in a way that teeters on the edge of absurdity, futility, and obsolescence.

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