FACT Recommends: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh
An in-depth look at the remarkable artworks of one of our Liverpool Biennial 2010 artists...
14 October 2010Tehching Hsieh is currently exhibiting in FACT, ad part of the Liverpool Biennial 2010. This extensive catalogue documents his career as he undertakes a series of one-year gruelling performances. In the unfolding series of these projects Hsieh moved from a year of solitary confinement without any communication, to the piece currently in FACTs Gallery 1- Time Clock Piece, a year in which he punched a worker’s time clock in his studio on the hour every hour, to a year spent living without any shelter on the streets, to a year in which he was tied closely to the artist Linda Montano without ever touching and, lastly, to a year of total abstention from art activities and influences.
After years of near-invisibility Hsieh collaborated with the writer and curator Adrian Heathfield to create this meticulous and visually arresting record of the complete body of his artworks from 1978-1999. Out of Now is the first extensive critical account of these remarkable works. Heathfield's astute meditation is complemented by an intensive exchange with the artist and a set of letters from leading art theorists Peggy Phelan and Carol Becker, and the internationally acclaimed artists Marina Abramovic, Santiago Sierra, and Tim Etchells.
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