Hammer Museum

Sun Xun

11 Jul - 12 Oct 2008

© Sun Xun
Still from Requiem, 2007
DVD. 7:21 min
Courtesy of the artist and ShanghART, Shanghai

July 11 - October 12, 2008

Sun Xun, a Chinese artist born in 1980 and living in Hangzhou, creates animations that combine hand-drawn renderings and traditional materials with new media. He studied printmaking at the China Academy of Fine Arts, but a burgeoning interest in moving images led him to found his own animation studio in 2006. To create his meticulous animations, Sun Xun produces a multitude of drawings that incorporate text within the image. His subjects range from elements found in world history and politics, to natural organisms. He then films the drawings, sequentially one at a time, to create a sense of movement and suggest the passing of time, the machinations of history, and the beauty inherent in simple forms. For over a week, Sun Xun will inhabit the Vault Gallery to develop a new animated, site-related video and drawing installation.

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