Till today, Xu Tan keeps his life style as a Chinese flaneur. He has never stop questioning the boundary of art, and the rapid changes of Chinese society creates unique social lab for him to work within. Since 1990′s, Xu Tan has been acting like a thinker than a visual artist. Some of his works were difficult to be defined at that time, but becomes more significant today. “Yishi” probably represents somehow the link between his art and the way he is making it. It is a closer, more accurate way to connect with what conceptual art is in the china context.
Loose is a limited edition containing DVD ( with simplify edition of 5 video pieces) and a booklet (with a dialog between Xu Tan and Hu Fang).
Work list in the DVD:
1 Made at home in China, Beijing-Shanghai-Guangzhou-Shenzhen,1998
2 New Curator and Lobster Art Center, Shanghai, 2003
3 Concert Hall of Zheng Daoxing, Yangjiang-Shanghai-Guangzhou,2002－04
4 Air Is Good, Shanghai-Berlin,2005
5 Xin Tian Di, Shanghai,2005
Edition:500 (Simplify Edition of 5 Video Pieces DVD+Book)
©Vitamin Creative Space,Artist and Authors,2005