Yanwen Xiong

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Yanwen Xiong

  • About the artist



    MA  in Fine Art, Painting, Royal College of Art, London
    MA in Vocal Performance, Royal Academy of Music, London
    BA in Voice and Opera, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing


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  • Artist statement

    As a trans-medium artist, I have to be sensitive to differences within forms. Music as a form is for me both more abstract and emotional than painting but painting opens out the possibilities of playing within the in-between of analysis and sensory discharge. I think that gradually I have needed to find a third space within this difference and that is performance, which is another way of existing on the edge of time. We are simply required to invent a relationship to the yet-to-come by drawing on the memory forms that are inherited through examining the artefacts of the past. As artists we both seek a renewal of traditions but also its rupture. We are simply passing through form in order to yield with time the dispersal and renewal of new forms organised as force.


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  • Links

    Artist website: xiongyanwen.com

    Instagram: @yan________