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Tehching Hsieh in conversation with Lee Weng Choy
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
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, Tehching 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 Deputy Director and Senior Curator at the Nanyang Technological University's Centre for Contemporary Art in Singapore and former director of prominent Singapore artspace The Substation. 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.
This in-conversation event is presented by NIEA and COFA in partnership with Carriageworks
Bookings are essential for this free event