Audemars Piguet grandly announces that Chinese artist Sun Xun has been selected as the 2016 Audemars Piguet Artist Creative Commissioning Artist. He will co-create new art works with guest curators Shen Ruixian and Audemars Piguet of the 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission, and will debut at the Art Basel Miami Station in December 2016.
Sun Xun, photo: Jason Wyche, New York, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York
Sun Xun is known as one of the most talented young artists in China, and he is good at using exquisite traditional craftsmanship to create unique experimental experiments in different media. He is good at creating with various media such as sketch, painting, animation and installation art. He uses painting, woodcut, traditional Chinese ink painting, and charcoal to create expressive stop motion animation images. Realism style and mythological imagery create shocking audiovisual effects.
Sun Xun’s growth was deeply influenced by the world’s political, economic and cultural development, and he paid particular attention to people’s understanding and memories of important historical events. His work focuses on exploring the contrast between history and present, personal and politics, full of symbolism and surrealism.
Sun Xun was selected as the artist of Audemars Piguet’s creative commission for his creative skills and experimental creative style across different fields. His creative talents perfectly match the brand philosophy of Audemars Piguet’s forward-thinking innovative thinking and fine watchmaking craftsmanship. In 2015, Sun Xun was invited to Le Brassus, the birthplace of the Audemars Piguet brand, to experience Audemars Piguet’s superb watchmaking skills for more than 140 years. Founded in 1875, Audemars Piguet is currently the only fine watchmaking brand in the world still run by the founding family.
Sun Xun’s selection of Audemars Piguet’s art creation commission plan is recommended by the famous Chinese curator Shen Ruiyu, who will work with Audemars Piguet to support Sun Xun’s work in the second Audemars Piguet art creation commission. Shen Ruizhang has exhibited and curated at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Guangdong Times Museum, New York’s Queens Art Museum, and San Francisco Fang Cao Art Center.
The core concept of the Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission is not only to provide resources for art creation, but also to work with professionals in different fields to jointly promote the creation of modern art. To support Sun Xun’s new work in 2016, Audemars Piguet has worked closely with him to ensure that Sun Xun can be used in creative projects with the highest quality optical and projection equipment. At Basel Art Miami, Audemars Piguet will be exhibiting jointly with the Basel Art Fair Committee and ShanghART Gallery (China and Singapore), Sean Kelly Gallery (New York) and Maling Gallery (Hong Kong), which represent Sun Xun’s works Sun Xun’s creative works and will hold a series of related activities.
Olivier Audemars, Vice Chairman of Audemars Piguet’s Board of Directors, said: ‘Audemars Piguet is committed to presenting artistic excellence with a view to exploring complex and precise artistic themes. Sun Xun’s creative style combines a long history of artistic skills with 21st century innovation and technology, perfect It fits the core philosophy of the Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission. Audemars Piguet is very happy to work with the most original Chinese artists of our time. ‘
Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission
The Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission is designed to continue to support artists on an annual basis, helping them create complex, precise and innovative works of art. The artwork is supervised by the annual guest curator and selected by an international jury. The works will be shown to the public at Basel, Miami and Hong Kong, and may later be exhibited at public art institutions. As part of the commissioning program for art creation, Audemars Piguet will provide invited artists with cutting-edge tools, superb craftsmanship and technical support necessary for creative work to help artists achieve important innovative projects.
During Art Basel Hong Kong 2015, Audemars Piguet announced that the famous curator and artist Ms. Shen Ruizhen will be the guest curator of the 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission. To fully support the Art Basel 2015, Audemars Piguet officially launched the Audemars Piguet Art Commission. Swiss artist and composer Robin Meier was selected as the first artist in the annual Audemars Piguet commission. With the assistance of renowned curator Marc-Olivier Wahler, Robin Meyer created a large Synchronicity installation that illustrates the laws of order in nature. This synchronic device is used to explore phenomena in nature and learn how fireflies scattered in remote areas around the world consistently emit biofluorescence. To complete the installation, Robin Mayer conducted a sophisticated and sophisticated investigation, combining in-depth scientific research with challenging technical practices. Following Audemars Piguet’s commission for artistic creation, the installation of ‘Synchronization’ by Robin Meyer has been shortlisted for the final selection of the 17th Paris Fondation d’ entreprise Ricard Prize.
About Sun Xun
Sun Xun was born in Fuxin, Liaoning Province, China. He graduated from the Printmaking Department of the China Academy of Fine Arts and founded the Pioneer Animation Studio in 2006. In 2010, he was selected as the best young artist by the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA). He was awarded the Young Art Award by Taiwan Contemporary Art Link, and was awarded the Italian Citivella Ranieri. Foundation scholarships.
Sun Xun has held solo exhibitions around the world, including Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Hayward Gallery (London), The Drawing Center (New York), Kunsthaus Baselland (Basel), A4 Contemporary Art Center (Chengdu), Minsheng Art Museum ( Shanghai) and Louis Vuitton flagship store (Taipei). Recently, Sun Xun exhibited his own works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai) and Vancouver Art Museum (Vancouver). In addition, his films have been screened at several film festivals around the world, including the 25th Turin International Film Festival (Turin), the 8th Seoul International Film Festival (Seoul), and the 53rd International Short Film Film Festival (Oberhausen), and MECAL International Short Film Festival (Barcelona).
Sun Xun’s work was exhibited by representatives of Sean Kelly Gallery (New York), ShanghART Gallery (China and Singapore) and Maling Gallery (Hong Kong).
Shen Ruixun is a curator of the Guangdong Times Museum of China and has curated several outstanding exhibitions, including ‘Shift: Exhibition on Young American Artists Creating On-site Artwork in China’ (2011 at the Queens Museum in New York) ), Pulse Reaction – An Exchange Project on Art Practice (2012), Gentle Wave in Your Eye Fluid- A Pipilotti Rist Solo Exhibition (2013), and Polit-Sheer-Form! (2014) . In addition, she co-curated with other artists, including Landscape: the Actual, the Virtual and the Possible ?, which was featured in the San Francisco Fang Cao Arts Center (2014) and the 6th Chengdu Biennale (2013).
For many years, Shen Ruiyu has a wide influence in the Asian art world. He launched the ‘Open Studio’ project in 2012. He selects three domestic and foreign artists each year and provides financial support for their art projects. Shen Ruizheng also actively writes for a number of authoritative art journals, including: ‘LEAP’, ‘GALLERY’ and ‘Art Asia Pacific’. In addition, she is also a member of several art committees, including the China Contemporary Art Award Nomination Committee, to help Chinese artists and art critics with outstanding talents in art creation, analysis, and criticism.
Shen Ruizhen has studied painting skills in many universities and completed relevant courses at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2000, Montclair State University in 2004, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007.