Identity Exchange Series, 2002—2006 - Cang Xin
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About Identity Exchange Series
In his ongoing Identity Exchange series, Cang Xin asks people of different identities and social status if he may wear their clothes while they stand next to him in their underwear. At first glance, these works seem frivolous but it ...Read More
In his ongoing Identity Exchange series, Cang Xin asks people of different identities and social status if he may wear their clothes while they stand next to him in their underwear. At first glance, these works seem frivolous but it is through this exchange of clothes, this symbolic act, that Cang Xin seems to have entered into the bodies of others. In this complete series of 20 images, the artist has exchanged identities with charters from around Beijing and greater China: a police officer, a garbage man, theater performers, brides to be, and many more.
This performance also has greater implications; using this approach, the artist is able to draw attention to the modern fate of the individual, namely that our soul and body is uniformed and defined by our profession.
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About Cang Xin
DescriptionColor photographs made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper
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DimensionsThis print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.
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