|Author:||Sauvin, Thomas -|
|Publisher:||Self Published, No place, 2016|
|Description:||Handmade book, 40 x 24 x 3 cm., housed in cardboard box, consisting of fifty-nine paper boxes made of black folded paper containing 90 facsimiles of vintage prints, partly in colour, executed in different sizes, design Mei Shuzhi.
|Note:||Astonishing Artist's Book, published in 200 copies. Thomas Sauvin is a French editor and collector of photography living in Beijing. *-Xian- unfolds and discloses Chinese modern and contemporary memory by revealing images that function as reminders against oblivion, images that one simply needs to remove from their pharmaceutical drawer. Fifth publication of Sauvin collector since 2006. Xian does not designate only the couturier's thread; it also reifies the thread of a story. One can freely remodel the plot as one opens the little and skilfully folded envelopes inside which, perhaps, other fragments of life will eventually blend together - 'Thomas Sauvin is a French photography collector and editor who lives in Beijing. Since 2006 he exclusively works as a consultant for the UK-based Archive of Modern Conflict, an independent archive and publisher, for whom he collects Chinese works, from contemporary photography to period publications to anonymous photography. Sauvin has had exhibitions of his work, and published through Archive of Modern Conflict'.|