TEHCHING HSIEH - IN CONVERSATION WITH LEE WENG CHOY
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)
Carriageworks in partnership with the College of Fine Arts (COFA) and the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) at UNSW presents
TEHCHING HESIEH IN CONVERSATION WITH LEE WENG CHOY
Wednesday 30 April 2014, 6pm
EG02 auditorium at the College of Fine Arts, Paddington
Internationally recognised as a leading practitioner of durational performance, Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh will join Singaporean curator and critic Lee Weng Choy in conversation at COFA.
Best known for a series of five year-long performances he undertook in New York in the 1980s, Hsieh makes work about time, life and being, his works notable for their conceptual purity and physical extremity. For the first major presentation of Hsieh’s work in Australia, Carriageworks will present his extraordinary One Year Performance: 1980 – 1981 (commonly known as the Time Clock Piece), in which the artist punched a time clock in his studio, every hour on the hour, for an entire year.
Born in 1950 in Taiwan, Hsieh has recently been acknowledged with exhibitions at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013), the São Paulo Biennial (2012), the Liverpool Biennale (2010), the Gwangju Biennale (2010), the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009).
Lee Weng Choy is the Deputy Director and Senior Curator at the Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art in Singapore. He has published widely on contemporary art and culture, including contributions to the collections Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 and Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art.
Tehching Hsieh: One Year Performance 1980 - 1981
29 April - 6 July 2014
10am - 6pm daily, free
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