YveYANG is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in Art Basel Hong Kong, where it will present Huidi Xiang’s enchanting project titled i made it.. The solo exhibition promises to captivate audiences with its whimsical yet profound exploration of the complexities surrounding hygiene and labor. Art Basel Hong Kong will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from March 28 to 30, 2024, with Preview Days on March 26 and 27.

i made it. brings to life a magical scene of post-cleanup. Several physical sparkles made out of 3D-printed aluminum alloy are scattered around the booth, bringing the virtual special effect of cleanliness from the cartoon into the real world. One motorized sculpture hanging in the middle of the booth and five wood engravings on the walls show a montage of cleaning scenes from cartoon animations. When viewed together, these works present a vibrant choir of busy clean-ups, with popping sparkles. A curved wooden broom, inspired by the magic broom in Disney’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” exhaustedly sits in the corner, its bucket fallen aside. This broken broom is overwhelmed by post-cleaning burnout. The artist Huidi Xiang mixes the imagined and the real through a humorous yet melancholy language, contemplating the complicated relationship between the satisfaction and anxiety associated with personal sanitation, as well as the critical issues related to the labor of cleaning in the private and the public domains.

Huidi’s work often takes the form of sculptural objects, installations, and systems that convolute given pop cultural phenomena and their physical byproducts. She remixes, recontextualizes, and transforms symbols and scenarios of popular media mined from personal and collective experience to construct alternative forms and commentary on late capitalism. With her work, she closely observes, records, transcribes, and translates the landscapes of contemporary society. Through reinterpretation and recreation, she aims to divulge the often brutal making processes, interrogate the hidden power structure, and reflect the intricacy of our made and lived- in surroundings. With a cute yet cruel sculptural gesture, her work usually ruptures the singular storytelling, revealing the contradiction and absurdity inherent in the making of ideology. In her recent research, Huidi unpacks and convolutes the representations of toys, tools, and weapons from video games and popular culture to investigate the complicated relationship between desire and violence, the blurry boundaries between play and labor, and the renewed labor structure.

Huidi Xiang (b. Chengdu, China) is a sculptor currently based in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Huidi received her MFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 2021 and her BA in Architecture from Rice University in 2018. Huidi’s works have been exhibited internationally by X Museum Triennial (Beijing, China), OCAT Biennale (Shenzhen, China), Contemporary Calgary (Calgary, Canada), Miller Institute for Contemporary Art (Pittsburgh, PA, USA), YveYANG Gallery (New York, NY, USA), KAJE (Brooklyn, NY, USA), and more. Huidi has also completed many artist residencies, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM fellowship, the NARS Foundation International Residency Program, the ACRE Residency Program, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

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  • 03.16.202404.27.2024
  • Anastazie Anderson
  • Imitation of Life
  • 03.25.202403.30.2024
  • Wang Ye, Chando Ao, Pauline Rintsch
  • Supper Club
  • 03.26.202403.30.2024
  • Huidi Xiang
  • i made it.
  • 01.27.202403.09.2024
  • Tim Enthoven
  • morals as materials
  • 01.27.202403.09.2024
  • Bjørn Sparrman
  • Ideals Fulfilled
  • 12.09.202301.20.2024
  • Anna-Maria Škroba
  • Mana Anna
  • 10.21.202312.02.2023
  • Group show
  • Offworlds
  • 06.03.202307.01.2023
  • Group show
  • Bodies, reciprocal motions: Yale MFA Sculpture Class of 2023
  • 04.15.202305.27.2023
  • Group show
  • this sentence no sentence
  • 12.9.202201.14.2023
  • Group show
  • YY OS Gold Canopy
  • 11.10.202211.13.2022
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2022
  • 10.29.202212.03.2022
  • David OReilly
  • Corona Voicemails
  • 12.11.202101.16.2022
  • Tim Enthoven
  • house
  • 11.11.202111.14.2021
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2021
  • 06.12.202107.11.2021
  • Group show
  • Everyday is a New Day
  • 03.01.2020Forever
  • MOS architects
  • With a Mezzanine
  • 06.11.2020Forever
  • Chando Ao
  • 32112322222
  • 03.03.202003.09.2020
  • Group Show
  • SPRING/BREAK 2020
  • 11.07.201911.10.2019
  • Group Show / Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2019
  • 10.15.201910.20.2019
  • Chando Ao, Wang Ye
  • In Real Life_YveYANG at Asia Now Paris
  • 04.2706.01.2019
  • Group Show
  • Postmasters Hosts YveYANG
  • 03.0603.09.2019
  • Chando Ao
  • Ecological Dreaming
  • 03.0403.11.2019
  • Art Fair
  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show
  • 01.1701.20.2019
  • Art Fair
  • UNTITLED Art San Francisco
  • 11.0611.25.2018
  • David OReilly
  • Eye of the Dream
  • 11.0711.11.2018
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2018
  • 02.1403.08.2018
  • Group Show
  • Time Square
  • 11.0911.12.2017
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2017
  • 10.0111.02.2017
  • Chando Ao
  • I am A Fish
  • 04.2805.14.2017
  • Sam Ghantous
  • 🏛 🔀
  • 04.0704.30.2017
  • Bjørn Sparrman
  • Two Pieces
  • 02.0302.26.2017
  • Group Show
  • Bits n’ Bobs
  • 12.0212.31.2016
  • Joint Exhibition
  • Less is More More or Less
  • 10.0711.18.2016
  • Liao Fei
  • Perspective
  • 08.0909.30.2016
  • Amba Sayal-Bennett
  • Diffraction Metis
  • 07.0108.10.2016
  • Group Show
  • Merry Go Round