Published by Kerber. Text by Anke Doberauer, Jochen Meister, Anna Wondrak, Annemarie Zeiller.
Chinese painter Haiying Xu (born 1975) frequently depicts herself in spectral, isolate situations, such as bare rooms or dark, ankle-deep water, surrounded by a cavalry of spirit creatures and dragon forms. Collectively, her self-portraits and dream tableaux allegorize a China of irretrievable pasts and unknowable futures. This volume reproduces a large selection of her works, alongside installation shots.