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Title

Madeln Curved Vase- Blue and White Vase with Design of Figures

2014

Artist

Xu Zhen

China

1977 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    Porcelain
    Dimensions
    47.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by Roger Pietri and DG Wilson 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    237.2014
    Copyright
    © Xu Zhen

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    Artist information
    Xu Zhen

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The art of Xu Zhen plays provocatively with the notion of collision: from cultural ideologies and global histories to the act of creation and power of commerce. These central tensions relate closely to the climate of the early 2000s -- a time of unparalleled economic development in China and rapid globalisation. This was the era in which Xu Zhen emerged on the contemporary international art scene as China’s representative at the 2001 Venice Biennale at the age of twenty-four.

    In 2009 the artist founded MadeIn, an ‘art creation company’ that echoes China’s positioning as a global centre for the manufacturing of goods while also exploring the contested terrain between commercial production and artistic authenticity. This work – along with its companion 'Famille-Rose Olive Vase with Bat and Peach Design' -- resembles traditional Chinese porcelain in its materials and surface embellishment but takes on a new demeanour with its neck appearing to have bent or wilted.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Kevin McGarry, Flash Art, 'Company of Man - Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company', pg.80-87, Milan, May 2014-Jun 2014, (colour illus.).

    • Frieze no.163, London, May 2014, (colour illus.).

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