China DNA – Powerlong Museum

Museum Exhibition
Xue Song

China DNA – Xue Song 2020 is on view at the Powerlong Museum, Shanghai from November 2 through December 4, 2020. The large-scale retrospective continues the success and legacy from Xue Song’s solo exhibition at the Long Museum, Shanghai in 2019.

Installation View, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai. Photo: Courtesy of Li Youyou

Contemporary Art Represents the Spirit of Today

Video
Xue Song
In this video, we take an in-depth look into Xue Song’s career as a Chinese contemporary artist, covering his journey from his hometown of Dangshan, Anhui to the metropolitan city of Shanghai, his interest in Chinese history and contemporary culture, his wide range of subject matter, and the initial fire that sparked his inspiration for the iconic style of burnt collage that he is known for today.
Video Still from Trans-Figuration. Video: Courtesy of Li Youyou

Trans-Figuration – Guangdong Museum of Art

Museum Exhibition
Xue Song
Trans-Figuration by Xue Song is on view at the Guangdong Museum of Art from March 26 to April 20, 2022. The exhibition title is inspired by the term “transfiguration” in Buddhist art, which can be applied to understand Xue Song’s appropriation of ready-made images.
Installation View, Guangdong Museum of Art. Photo: Courtesy of Xue Song

Pop, Fashion, Currents – TEDx Talks

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Xue Song
The confrontation of one’s identity in terms of history, society, and culture has been an integral theme in the art of Xue Song, and was explored in the artist’s TED Talk on Oct 21, 2021 organized by TEDxHangzhouED.
Video Still from The Zeitgeist © TEDx Talks