Title and Statement of Responsiblity

MadeIn: Seeing One's Own Eyes / Curated by Jonathan Watkins; Designed by James Langdon


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Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication Statement

Birmingham, United Kingdom : Ikon Gallery , 2010


Scope and Content

Exhibition catalogue for Madein exhibition 'Seeing One's Own Eyes' held at the Ikon Gallery, 26 May-11 Jul 2010. 

The exhibition showcased a selection of works by MadeIn's founder, Xu Zhen. MadeIn is an artists' collective, started in Shanghai in early 2009 to "stimulate the creation, support and dissemination of contemporary art". 

Xu Zhen dabbles in a wide range of media - sculpture, video, installation - all dramatic and knowing, breathtaking in their audacity, aesthetically and conceptually ambitious. Cliches of all-too-human ambition recur in his work, often with a theatrical sense of humour that tends to undermine assumptions of worth. 

Content Extent

20 pages 9 photographs

Content Type

text , still image

Language Information

Latin (is associated with)

Management and Use

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.


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Related People and Organisations

MadeIn Company, (2009-) (is associated with)
Ikon Gallery, (1965-) (has publisher)
Xu, Zhen, artist (has contributor)

Related places

United Kingdom ()
Birmingham ()

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text (is associated with)
still images (is associated with)
English (is associated with)
Latin (is associated with)
polychrome (is associated with)
Illustrations (is associated with)
Photographs (is associated with)
unmediated (is associated with)
volumes (is associated with)
Open (has access status)
Silent (has sound content)


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