Untitled(Astronaut/Moon/Monitor/Chair), 2021

Mixed media, 400 * 400 * 240 CM

From the whole work untitled to the painting packaged on the easel that have not been taken away yet, in this personal space temporarily enclosed by bubble papers in an area of 4m*4m, there are also a broken chair and a used monitor that both rely on carefully chosen books to support, meanwhile the monitor plays clips of rockets landing and buildings blasting in reverse, and a nearly scattered old scroll calligraphed ’Moon‘ hanging behind the easel. These suspended states of different parts of the work are like the Soviet Union’s astronaut in that painting was stuck in between being forgotten and being remembered, between being abandoned and being saved. He might be lucky enough to be brought back by Russian officers later on.

从未被命名的整件作品到画架上被打包却还未被带走的画作,在这个面积为4m * 4m的用气泡纸临时围起来的个人空间中,还有一把破旧的椅子和一个用过的显示器,依靠精心挑选的书籍支持着,与此同时,显示器倒放着火箭降落和建筑物爆破的片段,而一张几乎破碎的老卷轴上书“月”悬挂在画架背后,这件作品不同部分的悬置状态就像那画作中的苏联宇航员被困在被遗忘和被记起、被遗弃和被拯救之间。他也许足够幸运,后来被俄罗斯官员带回。

’Hereditary Territory’, Powerlong Art Museum, Shanghai, 2021

Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2019

Modern Herma, 2019

Mixed media, 250 * 180 * 150 CM

This work uses still photographs to create moving images in two different methods and displays them on the pedestal constructed by outdated analog devices. A Greek god’s statue and a goddess’s statue (Hermes and Aphrodite) are used as images, and Greek mythology and Chinese folklore are combined in the artist’s own narrative. Between reality, legend, desire and information, the work attempts to cross different timelines, characters and spatial positions, describing a kind of relationship that is always present and inseparable, yet forcedly opposed.

这个作品通过两种方式使用静态照片制作动态影像,并使用过时的模拟电子设备组建的⽯碑上展示。以两个希腊神像(Hermes和Aphrodite)为影像,同时通过艺术家的嘴将希腊神话和中国民俗故事融合在一个叙事中。作品企图穿越不同的时间线,不同的空间位置, 不同的⻆色,在真实与传说间,在欲望和信息间,描述一种,始终存在的,不可拆分却被人为对立的关系。

Orbit Art Show, Bargehouse, London, 2019

Venus in Fur, TX Huaihai Showroom, Shanghai, 2019

‘Phase Transition’, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, 2020

Wu Xiaoran 2018-2022 — London / Hangzhou / Shanghai