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ONE YEAR PERFORMANCE 1980-1981

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© Courtesy of the artist & Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
ONE YEAR PERFORMANCE 1980-1981

798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Chaoyang District
100015 Beijing
China
June 28th, 2013 - September 15th, 2013
Opening: June 28th, 2013 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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http://www.ucca.org.cn/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
beijing
EMAIL:  
Exhibitions@ucca.org.cn
PHONE:  
+86 (0) 10 8459 9269
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 10-7
TAGS:  
documents, installation, performance

DESCRIPTION

In this concise exhibition of one of the world’s most important performance artists, and the founding influence on Chinese performance art, Tehching Hsieh’s most iconic year-long performance piece—in which the artist punches a time clock every hour for an entire year—will be shown for the first time in Beijing. Born in Taiwan and based in New York City, where he conceived and executed five “One Year Performances” in the early 1980s before abruptly ceasing to make and show new work, Hsieh is a cross-cultural pioneer of the avant-garde whose practice is currently undergoing a scholarly reexamination. This exhibition will present the full installation of the “Time Clock Piece” (One Year Performance 1980-1981) alongside documentary materials on Hsieh’s other work.