Title and Statement of Responsiblity

Game of Identity = 身份的遊戲; = / Executive Editor: Wei Xing; Revision: Wei Xing, Jian Jun Xi; Graphic Design: Wang Qiushi; Translation: Wei Xing, Zhang Yizhou


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Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication Statement

Hong Kong : Tang Contemporary Art , 2009


Scope and Content

Catalogue for Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi's 2009 exhibition 'Game of Identity' at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing.

The Game of Identity is an endless search looking for ways forward; a simple quest yet one that eludes our every move. Cai Yuan and Jianjun Xi are two artists that explore this search; they choose to carry out their art practices through a very unconventional and alternative way, a method that is anti-academic, anti-mainstream and anti-authority. Due to the difference and discrepancy of social and cultural background, and the years of cultural conflicts and impacts, they have participated in Western cultural and art events as both an insider and an outsider.

Content Extent

47 pages 55 photographs

Content Type

text , still image

Language Information

Han (Simplified variant) (has script) Latin (has script)

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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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Cai, Yuan, artist (is associated with)
Xi, Jian Jun, (b. 1962), artist (is associated with)
Tang Contemporary Art (has publisher)
Mad For Real (is related to)

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Hong Kong (is associated with)
Hong Kong (is associated with)

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exhibition catalogues (has form of work)
text (has content type)
still images (has content type)
Chinese (has or had language)
English (has or had language)
Han (Simplified variant) (has script)
Latin (has script)
polychrome (has colour content)
Illustrations (has illustrative content)
Photographs (has illustrative content)
unmediated (has representation type)
volumes (has form of carrier)
Open (has access status)


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