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IN DEPTH

Lantian Xie

Personal History

By Isabella E. Hughes

LANTIAN XIE and HALA ALI, Provision Initiative (Passport, Please), 2011, 

live video and performance installation at the Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai, 2011. 

Courtesy the artist.

Lantian Xie came to my attention in March this year, when he won first place in the multimedia category of the 2011 Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award for his interactive video installation Al Sarab Cafeteria (2011), which comprises text and image combinations appropriated from cafeteria menus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The piece is activated by the…

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