Performance Art: Zhou Yongyang (周永阳) “Apologize to the People”

’s Songzhuang arts district recently held the “Accidental Phenomenon Arts ” for local artists to exhibit their work. During the festival, the performance that garnered the most attention was put on by Beijing-based performance artist Zhou Yongyang, titled, “Apologize to the People,” (向人民道歉). During the performance, according to the Feichang Ribao (非常日报) blog, Zhou said:

Today I want to stage a ceremony to “apologize to the people,” which I hope will establish a pattern of apologizing to the people. Why do I want to do this? Because these days many have wronged the people; as small as stealing the people’s property, and as big as failing to fulfill their serious commitments to the people, etc. In short, my performance is intended as a demonstration for those who have wronged the people and haven’t apologized, or haven’t realized they need to apologize, or those who will not apologize to the people.

See images of a previous performance by Zhou Yongyang, via CDT.

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