CANG XIN
b. 1967, Suihua, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

As one of China’s most celebrated artist, Cang Xin holds the profound belief that all things have spirit, and approaches his work as a means to promote harmonious communication with nature. His works have included bathing with lizards, adorning the clothing of strangers, and prostrating himself on icy glaciers: each act representing a ritual of becoming the other. Cang’s Communication series is an ongoing series that began in 1996, and involves his engagement with the world and his tongue.
Cang Xin

Cang Xin is a member of The East Village Artists of 1994, one of China’s most controversial groups of artists which included Ai Wei Wei, Zhang Huan and Ma Liuming. This 276-page book was published for his first one-man show in Hong Kong at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, entitled EXISTENCE IN TRANSLATON 1993-2006.
 Born in Manchuria, Cang Xin is a Shaman. Shamans believe that the living spirit exists in everything, in both animate and inanimate objects. “Shamans are seen as mysterious spiritual envoys who can transverse the boundaries of life and death, going in and out of different bodies.”
This book traces the progression of this artist’s breaking of the boundaries between both Western and Eastern conceptual art. It documents the performance by Cang Xin, from his date in the East Village to 2005, featuring several series of his works; “Communication” “Identity Exchange” and “Heaven and Earth as One.”