Published by Blue Kingfisher. Text by Peter Pakesch, Nataline Colonnello, Ruth Noack, Ai Wei Wei.
Xie Nanxing is one of the most important contemporary Chinese painters working today. The first half of this catalogue covers his activities over the last three years, such as his large-scale paintings of veiled torture scenes. The second half is a reprint of the monograph Xie Nanxing Paintings: 1992-2004.
Published by Blue Kingfisher/Galerie Urs Meile. Essay by Nataline Colonnello. Conversation with Ai Weiwei.
Although Xie Nanxing is one of the most important young contemporary painters working in China, his CV doesn't list a single American show. This catalog of his first dozen years brings U.S. readers his chilling stigmata, blood-dotted scenes, and gray fish-eye interiors, all of which have the look of surveillance imagery. Works included here have appeared at the Shanghai and Venice Biennales and the Kunsthalle Basel among other venues.