The ArtSlant Team 「Guanyu Xu Answers 5 Questions」

Posted on June 02, 2016

Welcome to 「5 Questions」. Each week, we’re sending five questions to an artist featured in 「Under the Radar」, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Guanyu Xu.

What are you trying to communicate with your work?

In short, I use my work to examine the intersectionality of race, sexuality, and citizenship from a perspective of a Chinese gay man who has been living in both Beijing and Chicago.

What is an artist’s responsibility?

Personally, an artist is a person who can creatively use methods to communicate critical concept and theory that closely relate to society.

Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?

I started an artist-run gallery called gallery no one:


Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:

Write a novel?

Who are three artists we should know but probably don’t?

Nancy Valladares, Kanthy Peng, and Mengda Zhang.

—The ArtSlant Team

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Author: The ArtSlant Team/Date: June 02, 2016/Source: https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/47306-guanyu-xu-answers-5-questions



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