Xu Qu - Currency Wars
Introduction and interview by Jérôme Sans
29,7 x 23 cm - 11 3/4 x 9 inches
English / French
Edition of 800
Almine Rech Gallery Editions
The catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Xu Qu, "Currency Wars", held at Almine Rech Gallery Brussels, from October 8 to November 14, 2015.
"Known for his original multiform approach, Xu Qu is one of the most interesting creative talents from the new generation of young Chinese artists who grew up in the 1980s and who are beginning to appear on the national and international scenes.
For over several years, Xu Qu has been exploring a wide range of mediums, such as videos, paintings, sculptures and installations that are questioning the reality of our global world.
Born in 1978 in the city of Nanjing, West of Shanghai, Xu Qu studied at the Nanjing Art Institute and the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany, where he attended the postgraduate course taught by the artist John Armleder in 2008. Back in China, he has developed an eclectic and richly varied work that displays an obsession with attraction for power relations.
His first solo exhibition in Europe at Almine Rech Gallery focused on two iconic series of recent works that are both parts of a vast ongoing project."
- Jérôme Sans, ‘Power Games’