Sun Xun

Art, Galleries Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) , The Rocks Until Sunday October 14 2018 Free
 (Sun Xun, Maniac Universe, 2018, photograph by Jacquie Manning, courtesy the artist and MCA)
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Sun Xun, Maniac Universe, 2018, photograph by Jacquie Manning, courtesy the artist and MCA
 (Sun Xun, Untitled (MCA Residency Painting) 2018, Photograph: Jacquie Manning)
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Sun Xun, Untitled (MCA Residency Painting) 2018, Photograph: Jacquie Manning
 (Sun Xun, Path to the Time Vivarium, 2017, installation view, Rosa's Wound, image courtesy the artist)
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Sun Xun, Path to the Time Vivarium, 2017, installation view, Rosa's Wound, image courtesy the artist
 (Sun Xun, Time Spy (still), 2016, image courtesy the artist.)
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Sun Xun, Time Spy (still), 2016, image courtesy the artist.
 (Sun Xun, Magician Party and Dead Crow (still), 2016, image courtesy the artist. )
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Sun Xun, Magician Party and Dead Crow (still), 2016, image courtesy the artist.
 (Sun Xun, The “Dao” of a Bat (detail), 2015, installation view, image courtesy the artist)
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Sun Xun, The “Dao” of a Bat (detail), 2015, installation view, image courtesy the artist
 (Sun Xun, Heterodoxy III, 2017, image courtesy the artist )
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Sun Xun, Heterodoxy III, 2017, image courtesy the artist
 (Sun Xun, Invisible Magic, 2018, image courtesy the artist, photograph: Deng Jing)
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Sun Xun, Invisible Magic, 2018, image courtesy the artist, photograph: Deng Jing
 (Sun Xun, 21 Grams (still), 2010, image courtesy the artist. )
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Sun Xun, 21 Grams (still), 2010, image courtesy the artist.
 (Sun Xun, Who First Saw the Stars? 2018, courtesy the artist, photograph: Jacquie Manning)
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Sun Xun, Who First Saw the Stars? 2018, courtesy the artist, photograph: Jacquie Manning
 (Sun Xun, 21 Grams (still), 2010, image courtesy the artist. )
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Sun Xun, 21 Grams (still), 2010, image courtesy the artist.

The Chinese artist gets his first solo exhibition in Australia, showcasing his animations and paintings

Plenty of Sydney art lovers would've discovered the work of Sun Xun this year at White Rabbit's latest exhibition, which features a full floor of work by the Chinese artist, called 'The Republic of Jing Bang'. That work featured a hell of a lot of paintings and drawings splashed across the gallery's walls, but for those wanting to get even better acquainted with the artist's output, the Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting his first solo Australian exhibition.

Visitors can see several of his animations, meticulously created with thousands of handmade woodcuts, ink paintings and drawings. He's also making a brand new work for the exhibition: a 40-metre long painting on bark paper and woodcuts.

The artist's work is boldly graphic and at once political and personal. Through many of his pieces, he explores the disparity between official histories and personal recollection.

By: Ben Neutze

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Venue name: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Contact:
Address: 140 George St
The Rocks
2000
Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-9pm
Price: Free
Event website: https://www.mca.com.au/artists-works/exhibitions/sun-xun/
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