Yong Xiang Li (*1991 in Changsha, China) is that this 12 months’s prizewinner of the Förderpreis der Kunststiftung Rainer Wild, which has been awarded on the Kunsthalle Mannheim since 2020. A jury of 5 curators and artwork critics chosen the artist from 15 nominated up to date artists.The award comes with prize cash of 5,000 euros and a solo exhibition within the STUDIO of the Kunsthalle.

His works make use of a variety of creative methods and references to the present occasions to create multimedia installations. He condenses a queer perspective on social energy constructions to spatial constellations.
In his present within the STUDIO, Li presents his work 8 Chairs (Adolescent Fabrications), a gaggle of eight picket panels organized to a sculptural portray. The panels are folded at hinge factors in order that they seem to face within the house as imitations of chairs on an octagonal base. They thus allow a walk-around expertise of portray to vary from the standard frontal expertise. The painted landscapes and architectures are remodeled into ornamental furnishings—one thing that Li describes as “utilitarian drag.”

Curated by:
Dr. des. Gunnar Saecker

at Kunsthalle Mannheim
till March 17, 2024



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