performance art

Want! Want!! Want!!! Streaking for Freedom

Guangdong artist He Guoqiang posted this blog entry on November 1, 2009, recalling his provocative performance art piece in honor of the opening of the 16th Party Congress in 2002. Photos from his performance reemerged online...

Beijing Art Show Excludes Earthquake Pieces

The Beijing Biennale is now on, though some of the more controversial exhibits have been canceled. From CBC: Under the joint artistic direction of Zhu Qi and Marc Hungerbühler, the giant show focuses on emerging and mid-career...

The Amazing Pictures of Li Wei

Britain’s Daily Mail takes a look at the work of performance artist Li Wei: “My work and artistic experience are characterised by a unique specificity and particularity,” says the 37-year-old artist from...

Huang Yan – Evan Orensten

From Cool Hunting Blog: Huang Yan is a Chinese painter. One of his preferred mediums is the human body, upon which he often paints one of his favorite themes, landscapes, and often as performance art which is then photographed. The artist says that ‘landscape is an abode in which my mortal body can reside, landscape […]

China’s Art Factory – Jessica Au

From MSNBC: Wander through Beijing’s crowded Tiananmen Square and you may come across Han BingÔºàÈü©ÂÖµÔºâ walking a cabbage on a leash. Han’s cabbage is not a one-act vegetable; it’s walked on the Great Wall, along the beach at the resort town of Qinhuangdao, and in the idyllic village of Suzhou. “Walking the Cabbage””like all the […]

Danwei TV Hard Hat Show: Together with migrants? – Jeremy Goldkorn

From Danwei: This episode of the Hard Hat Show is about migrant workers in Beijing. It includes interviews and footage of an event at Beijing’s Jianwai Soho real esate development where an NGO called Hua Dan, together with UNESCO and the property developers, organized ‘Together with Migrants’. [click to see]

Beijing art colony falls to wreckers – Hamish McDonald

From the Age: When the local government wreckers came and tore open the front wall of his studio here this week, sculptor Liu Bo expressed his rage in the way he knew best ” through art. Standing in the wreckage in plastic overalls, Liu turned himself into installation art.

His performance art is bound to provoke – Cate McQuaid

From the Boston Globe: Zhang Huan is the type of artist whom many outside the rarefied world of performance art label a crackpot. He has covered his naked body in honey and fish oil and sat in a public toilet, attracting flies. For his piece “Zhang Huan: Seeds of Hamburg,” documented in a series of […]

Michael A. Lev: Artistic revolution emerges in China

From the Chicago Tribune: The timing for a performance art boom seems exactly right for urban China, which has reached a level of sophistication, affluence and self-absorption that leads naturally to self-reflection and critical analysis. But these are potentially dangerous notions to an authoritarian government. Because performance art is very public, provocative and can start […]

Artist Qin Ga embarking on his personal Long March Route

The Long March Project, originally launched in 2002, has begun a new phase: May 1, 2005, led by Long March Chief Curator Lu Jie, the Long March team arrived at the Beijing’s West Train Station to send off artist Qin Ga. Three years prior, as the Long March team daily made its way forward on […]

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