Guan Xiao. Weather Forecast
Catalogue of the exhibition

Guan Xiao’s (born in Chongqing, China, in 1983) practice challenges a canon of scientific knowledge of things formerly known as “known and predictable”. She attaches equal importance to objects, people and phenomena, which she sees as being permanently in flux and shaped by the environment they are exposed to. For her, people are affected not only by direct experience, by what they feel, but also how they perceive things.

Many of her works offer a visual rendering of this process of transformation, as part of her ongoing investigation into the conditions under which the transformation of objects and people takes place. She is an artist who works with ready-mades, albeit using an updated approach based on gathering images from the internet, which she interconnects in an intuitive way.

Her three-channel video Weather Forecast visualizes the personal change that someone who travels goes through, a process with a volatility that she compares with the fluctuation of the weather.

Interview by Heidi Ballet of the artist.
Jeu de Paume / CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux.
French / English, 15 x 21 cm, 64 pages, 14 euros.


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