Guan Xiao: Elastic Sleep & Neïl Beloufa: Soft(a)ware


09.11.2016 – 08.12.2016


chi K11 art museum, 300 Huaihai Road Central, near South Huangpi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai


Katharine Stout, Victor Wang

The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) is proud to present the exhibition Neïl Beloufa: Soft(a)ware, the French-Algerian artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in China, guest curated by Victor Wang, alongside Guan Xiao: Elastic Sleep, an exhibition of Chinese artist Guan Xiao, presented in association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, curated by Katharine Stout (ICA). These exhibitions reflect the active role the K11 Art Foundation takes in nurturing the outstanding creativity of artists and curators.

Running concurrently, these two distinct and unique exhibitions by Neïl Beloufa and Guan Xiao highlight the artists’ common interest in the agency of digital communication and the Internet as an universal tool for understanding the world, regardless of geographical location. Both exhibitions foreground the visitor’s sensory experience by using sculpture and moving-image media to create immersive installations, which emphasise the imaginative possibilities for the relationship between the digital realm and the real world.