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.”
Dr. des. Gunnar Saecker
at Kunsthalle Mannheim
till March 17, 2024