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Sun Xun

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By Tiffany Wai-ying Beres

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON, 2014, 

still detail from animation video: 10 min. Courtesy Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong.

How do you define an artist who seeks to defy definitions? Sun Xun is an anomaly among young artists in China—his artistic practice blurs the lines between drawing, animation and installation, and he believes that his personal artistic language, replete with allegory and overtones, is indecipherable to most. Still, Sun, a James Dean-like renegade among the post-'80s generation of artists in China, is widely

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