Stories of Becoming
By Harvey Bruce Milligan
Sitting at a bar assembled from upcycled materials in Taipei, Harvey Bruce Milligan reports from Aotearoa-based artist Xin Cheng’s contribution to IsLand Bar, an annual event in which artists are invited to construct a bar as a platform for performance. Addressing Cheng's use of re-purposed materials as a basis for creativity and connection, he explores the artist's consideration of a broad material ecology and her pursuit of connecting people to the lives of things in a wider project of "regenerative re-making".
Xin Cheng, DOING EARTH
18 November —
27 November 2022
MOM art space, Hamburg, Germany
Xin Cheng, Opening Season: IsLand Bar - Ratava
09 September —
09 November 2022
Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan
The Discreet Charm of Chance
By Jari Niesner
In her recent exhibition Following the Rubber Trails, at Frappant Galerie in Hamburg, Germany, Xin Cheng addresses the politics, history and philosophy of rubber, in its varying forms. Writer Jari Nieser explores the artist's performance, film and installation.
Xin Cheng, SO CLOSE / SO FAR
12 August —
15 August 2021
Hyper Cultural Passenger, Hamburg, Germany
Xin Cheng: Following the Rubber Trails
19 July —
28 July 2019
Frappant Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
By Lance Pearce
Xin Cheng's Seeing Like a Forest, made during her study at HFBK - University Of Fine Arts Hamburg from 2017-2019, focuses on issues such as sustainability, communities, and resourcefulness. Artist and writer Lance Pearce discusses these themes and their relevance to a world in the midst of a pandemic.