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...

Performance Artist Confronts Chengguan Officers in Kunming

A performance artist in Kunming put a yoke around his neck – a punishment for prisoners in ancient China – and covered his clothes with 100 yuan notes on a public street. During the performance, he was confronted by...

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...

Troupe of Disabled Performers Aim to Surpass Limits

In Beijing, where one million people are disabled, only seven percent have gainful employment and few have promising futures. However, a performance troupe of 88 deaf and disabled dancers, musicians, and artists are succeeding...

Why Weiwei? Chinese Artist Lets a Thousand Compatriots Loose on Kassel – Spiegel

Spiegel Online reports on the newest art exhibit by Ai Weiwei: It’s hard to make a splash in the art world these days. Bodily fluids, pornographic images, giant blocks of lard — it’s all been done already. But Chinese artist Ai WeiWei has found a way to get himself noticed at this year’s Documenta, the […]

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 […]



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