Xu Tan

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Title

Xu Tan

Description

Xu Tan is an artist. His ongoing project Searching for Keywords analyses video interviews of different communities to identify keywords based on meanings that reveal the values and motivations of contemporary Chinese society.

Contributor

Coverage

Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Xu

Surname or Business Name

Tan

Years Affiliated

2016/2017

Birth Date

1957

Birthplace

China

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

Xu Tan (b. 1957, China) currently lives and works in Guangzhou, China. Xu is notably known for his ongoing project Searching for Keywords that analyses video interviews of different communities to identify key words based on meaning that reveal values and motivations of contemporary Chinese society. The derivative lexicon gives a pulse of the current social climate and presents an insight into the collective social consciousness of China.

Xu is recipient of Fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council, Rockefeller Foundation, United States (2002). He has participated in numerous international exhibitions such as Making World and Dreams and Conflicts – The Viewer’s Dictatorship, Venice Biennale, Italy (2009, 2003) and Alors Le Chine, Center Pompidou, France (2003). Keywords School has exhibited extensively at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Canada (2010); Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2009); Vitamin Creative Space, China (2008) and Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden (2008). A member of Big Tail Elephant Group from 1993 to 1998, he participated in the group’s guerilla style exhibitions and most recently exhibited collectively at the retrospective exhibition Operation PRD – Big Tail Elephants: One Hour, No Room, Five Shows, Guangdong Times Museum, China (2016).

Country of Practice

Public Resource Centre Affiliation

Files

Xu TanKeywords-Lab.-Socio-Botany-Farma-2013-Guangdong.jpg

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Citation

“Xu Tan,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/949.