**Xu Wentao 徐文涛**
Xu Wental work is based on the human body as a medium to articulate ethical issues - values and taboos such as freedom of opinion, the cloning technology and homosexuality. The manifestation of changes is a key theme of the artist. Changes are essential to today’s culture, economy and science. Xu Wentao questions and criticizes certain developments of contemporary social and human issues.
The *No* series consists of two elements: people's bodies and water. The images of bodies are full of ambiguous sexual components of the tension and desire. This description of sex and desire provokes the ethical order of a civilized society.
Furthermore the artist wants to express another conflict: In Xu Wntao’s work the optical refraction is a symbol for unexpected changes caused by the cloning technology. The cloning technology with its uncertainty and ambiguous relations has caused a big discussion about Chinese ethics.
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