xinan pandan


Xinan Pan­dan is an activist, com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er, DJ, and artist. Xinans artis­tic activ­i­ties include works on paper (char­coal, aquarelle, silkscreen) and poet­ry (writ­ing, images, sound). Xinan Pan­dan is con­cerned with fem­i­nist and non-bina­ry per­spec­tives, found­ed the pod­cast Diaspor.Asia and orga­nizes per­for­mance evenings, fes­ti­vals, par­ties, and workshops.


“The cur­rent glob­al cri­sis deep­ens the mar­gin­al­iza­tion and sys­temic oppres­sion of racial­ized groups in Ger­many, espe­cial­ly when con­sid­er­ing the inter­sec­tions of gen­der, dis­abil­i­ty and class.”


The exhib­it Home Is Where Your Cho­sen Fam­i­ly Is con­sists of a series of dig­i­tal draw­ings and can­vas­es with accom­pa­ny­ing short texts and poems. The images show peo­ple fac­ing each oth­er in a moment of calm and let­ting go, an artis­tic exam­i­na­tion of the ques­tions of who belongs to a com­mu­ni­ty and who is exclud­ed, how to deal with con­flicts, dis­man­tle pow­er struc­tures, make spaces acces­si­ble, and respond to the needs of oth­ers. Xinan Pan­dan draws an emo­tion­al land­scape of life as a non-bina­ry artist who defines home as a place of long­ing for rest, belong­ing, secu­ri­ty, and sol­i­dar­i­ty with­in a self-cho­sen family.

Foto: Katha­ri­na Dubno

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Home is where your cho­sen fam­i­ly is

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