Guanyu Xu “Temporarily Censored Home”

Yancey Richardson Gallery

poster for Guanyu Xu “Temporarily Censored Home”
[Image: Guanyu Xu "The Dining Room" (2018) Archival pigment print.]

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Yancey Richardson presents Temporarily Censored Home, Guanyu Xu’s debut exhibition with the gallery.

Since 2018, Beijing-born, Chicago-based artist Guanyu Xu has secretly created photographic installations throughout his childhood home in Beijing in order to queer his parents’ domestic space, transforming it into a scene of revelation, protest and reclamation. Using countless numbers of collected images from Western film and fashion magazines, photographs from family albums, as well as portraits of himself with other gay men, Xu enacts a deeply intimate and political performance.

Now living in the United States, Xu traveled back to Beijing to activate these installations in secret while his parents were away. And through the recontextualization of images and the revisiting of his own personal history, Xu provides a poignant cross-cultural examination into oppressive systems of power. For Xu, the project examines this intersectional experience as a foreign, Asian, gay man in the United States, while redefining his home as a queer space that finally acknowledges him.



from February 13, 2020 to April 04, 2020

Opening Reception on 2020-02-13 from 18:00 to 20:00


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