CAI YUAN AND JJ XI
Cai Yuan, b. 1956, China; Jian Jun Xi, b.1692, China. Live and work in the UK.

Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi, the artistic duo known as “Mad for Real,” are renowned Chinese artists known for their pioneering performances and intervention in public spaces, most notably "Two Artists Jump on Tracey Emin’s Bed" (1999) at Tate Britain’s Turner Prize Exhibition. Their works have continually questioned the relationship between power and the individual, and reflects upon the phenomenon of globalization and the role of modern China in the 21st century. Inspired by the earlier radical art movements in China, the dynamic duo is bold and unique and masterfully weaves humor and warmth into their daring pieces.
Jian Jun Xi, Andy, 2010, mixed media © Jian Jun Xi, courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
CAI YUAN AND JIAN JUN XI IN EXHIBITION IN GERMANY
16 Mar 2013
Artist duo Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi will be showing in a group exhibition entitled, Das Blut an meinen Händen, at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany from 24 March 2013.
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Cai Yuan and JJ Xi – dOCUMENTA 12, Kassel, Germany © Cai Yuan and JJ Xi
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
STILL GOING: CAI YUAN & JJ XI , POINT AT A DEER, LONDON
02 Apr 2013
Artists duo Cai Yuan and JJ Xi (MAD FOR REAL) will be showing alongside with Ai Wei Wei, HALL STEPHEN & REN LI LI, LIU XIN YI, YE FU NA, ZHANG PEI LI, ZHANG DING in the Exhibition «Point at a Deer Call it a Horse» or «Zhi Lu Wei Ma» iat Cul De Sac Gallery, 65-69 County Street, London SE1 4AD from 2 March 2013 to 21 April 2013.
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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
JJ XI AND CAI YUAN AT UCCA FROM 26 APRIL TO JUNE 2013
06 Apr 2013
JJ Xi and Cai Yuan are part of the exhibition Marcel Duchamp and/Or/in China at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
SCREAM BY CAI YUEN AND JIAN JUN XI AT ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD, ON 26 APRIL 2013
22 Apr 2013
The Scream, Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi invite China Night visitors to join them, and their ten volunteers, to participate in a performance of their own interpretation of 'The Scream' in the Ashmolean's atrium.
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GALLERY NEWS
10 CHANCERY LANE GALLERY AT THE VENICE BIENNALE
17 Jun 2013
Artists include: Huang Rui and Xiao Lu, Li Wei, Mad for Real (Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi) and Shao Yinong.
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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
PERFORMANCE BY ARTISTS CAI YUAN AND JJ XI
05 Mar 2012
Mad For Real artists Cai Yuan (b. 1956 in China) and JJ Xi (b. 1962 in China) do their Ketchup and Soy Sauce Performance in front of Tate Britain, London on 4th March, 2012.
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