Born in 1971 in Wuhan, Hubei, China, He An lives and works in Beijing. His light sculptures are made up of characters stolen – with the complicity of the local mafia – from the signs that light up his native city of Wuhan. Using these stolen ideograms, which are often damaged, the artist recreates the names of people who are dear to him. He An's work is autobiographic and obsessive, straddling the line between illegality and investigation and exploring the prohibitions and taboos of contemporary Chinese culture.
Entropy - Group show
Faurschou Foundation is a privately-owned contemporary art institution, committed to presenting seminal public exhibitions globally. With the core desire of introducing visitors to the most acclaimed artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Faurschou Foundation utilizes its sizeable and continuously growing art collection, and creates both solo and thematic group shows.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Faurschou Foundation has permanent exhibition venues in Beijing’s 798 Art District and Copenhagen’s North Harbor. Since 2015, Faurschou Foundation has been organizing exhibitions in Venice as a parallel program during the Venice Art Biennale.
For the 2019 edition of Venice art Biennale, Faurschou is showing Entropy, a group exhibition that brings together works by He An, Yang Fudong, Liu Wei, Sun Xun, Zhao Zhao, Yu Ji, Chen Tianzhuo.
FONDATION FAURSCHOU, VENICE, ITALY
From 10/05/2018 to 01/09/2019