"Xu has always been seeking the diversities and alterations in explaining how a "natural" concept can be understood differently. Changing how the stereotypical cultural and social assumptions of people… The 'art rocket' project too, not it is with his arts that made it an art rocket, it is the rocket symbolizes art to demand its existence in a territory that is longed but does not yet belong the to the human beings," Zhang Yi, an art researcher, told the Global Times.
Xu's 'Karman Line' project has also hugely influenced by his observations on how the fast-developing Chinese space career can redefine, and is always updating people's understanding on the limitations of human beings.
He was touched by the spirits of Chinese aerospace scientists, and the country's big achievements in its space career.
"In the two years since I started to work on the 'space art' collection, I have learned a lot from the aerospace scientists' pursuit of their spirits. They have matured through perseverance in exploration and experimentation. In fact, without the achievements of Chinese astronauts in this field, there is no space where contemporary Chinese space art can be displayed."
The highlight of the exhibition is there will be having a work called "Where are we?", a first stop-motion animation filmed in the outer space to be displayed at the Karman line show.
The exhibition is organized by Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing; it has opened to public on November 6, and is scheduled to end on April 12, 2022.