Medium: single channel video / 1080HD / sound / color / 6´35´´
in collaboration with Kristian Mondrup Nielsen.
Best Friends Forever is a collaboration between the artist and her husband Kristian Mondrup Nielsen.
In this work, the artist simulates the relationship between art and politics by staging the intimate yet alien
reality of a marriage. The artist and her husband registered two Twitter accounts— "Art (@GlobalArtworld)"
and "Politics (@ImportantPolicy)"—respectively, to play in these roles and initiate an improvised online
conversation that is both private and public. The conversation covers sensitive political issues and mocks
the operation of today's art market. The artist attempts to re-consider the role of the art in a situation where
the media loses its credibility since Donald J. Trump was elected the president of the United States. Marriage
means for the artist a relationship that cannot be easily narrated, that is marked chiefly by concepts such as
"binding", "law", "responsibility". Half-jokingly the artist also alludes to the complex causal mechanisms of the
political and the economic, behind the facade of artistic creations, exhibitions and collecting in the art market.
2018 A Dialougue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists, CAFA Art Museum & Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art & Plus Tate, Home, Manchester, England.
2017 Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence, David Kordansky Gallery and Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China.
installation view at Leo Xu Projects ↓
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