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Chinese Bible

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20111108194015-000002329
TAO TE CHING 1 Performance Photograph 68 X 100 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
Chinese Bible

10 Chancery Lane
Hong Kong
China
November 10th, 2011 - December 2nd, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.10chancerylanegallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
hong kong
EMAIL:  
info@10chancerylanegallery.com
PHONE:  
825 2810 0065
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
installation, performance

DESCRIPTION

Renowned Chinese artist Yang Zhichao is China's most extreme performance artist. He uses his body as a tool to draw on social issues linking the individual with the greater world. Many of his performances involve painful acts such as branding and surgical processes. Personal pain becomes part of his experience and a means of communication to engage the larger world.
For Chinese Bible, Yang Zhichao spent three years collecting from second - hand shops the personal diaries of overlapping generations. The 3,000 notebooks inscribed with personal writings span 50 years from 1949 to1999. The writings reach deep into the very essence of feelings among the Chinese whether emotional, political or even mundane during a half - century of monumentally changing times. Chinese Bible displays not only the physical objects of the notebooks as an installation but also the process of collecting them as a performance in a both massive yet emotionally touching exhibition.