Exhibited at Liste Art Fair Basel and Liste Showtime Online:
Zhan Zhang Xu
Zhan Zhang Xu’s stop-motion animated videos stem from his family’s background in traditional Taiwanese paper crafts and his interest in the evolution of cultural beliefs. His latest video work is based on the familiar folktale of a clever animal crossing a treacherous river by outwitting a larger, stronger animal. Such folktales from many regions often share the same narrative structure, with different local animals as the main characters. His work portrays this cultural flow by interchanging different animals within the same narrative, reflecting the universality yet transformative nature of our cultural containers.