Xiaosheng MA

Square Dance 1
Casting glass
15 x 18 x 35 cm

Xiaosheng MA

Born in 1977

Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University, China
Currently teaching at Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University, China

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2022, Reborn, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, NL

Square dancing is a very common fitness activity in Chinese cities. It is often held spontaneously in large and small squares with the purpose of fitness. At the same time, because of the high-decibel and strong rhythm music accompaniment, it is often accompanied by noise issue. The collective form of this dance obscures the identity of the individual. An individual is often afraid to dance with high decibels in the middle of the square, but a group is often courageous enough. The artist uses the exotic animals of the ancient Chinese scriptures of Mountains and Seas to symbolize these neglected personal characteristics, which are thousands of people and thousands of faces.