S1.102 : Kan Xuan (United Kingdom, 2016)

Bibliographic Record

Title and Statement of Responsiblity

Kan Xuan / Edited by Jonathan Watkins; Text by Lu Leipeing; Designed by Herman Lelie and Stefania Bonelli

Summarization of Content

Catalogue of Kan Xuan's exhibition in Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in July - September 2016.

This was the first UK exhibition of work by Kan Xuan, comprimising a wide selection of video pieces made since the late 1990s. Refreshingly unpretentious and economical in style, with familiar subject matter, each exemplifies a distinctly philosophical approach to human experience, in attempts to "represent the state of our daily life, set against this crowded and noisy modern world."

Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication/Production/Distribution Information

Manchester, United Kingdom : Cornerhouse Publications , 2016

Identifier for Manifestation

ISBN 978-1-911155-02-7


104 pages 150 photographs (18cm x 14cm x 1.1cm)

Content Form and Media Type

text , still image : unmediated

Classification Scheme

CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by nationExhibitions - United Kingdom
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureSolo exhibitions
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by dateExhibitions: 2010-2019

Access and Use

Access status

Accessible online Accessible on site

Conditions on Access

The physical publication is available for research purposes in the CFCCA search room by appointment. Items in our library collection are not available for external loans.

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Kan, Xuan, artist (has contributor)
Watkins, Jonathan, Curator (has contributor)
Ikon Gallery, (1965-) (is related to)
Cornerhouse publications, (1987-) (has distributor)

Related places

United Kingdom (is related to)
Birmingham (is related to)
Manchester (is related to)

Related Terms

exhibition catalogues ()
text ()
still images ()
English ()
Chinese (has or had language)
Han (Traditional variant) (has script)
Latin (has script)
Accessible online (has access status)
unmediated (has representation type)
books (has form of carrier)
Accessible on site (has access status)

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