UCCA Beijing

New Directions Series
Tao Hui: The Acting Tutorial


Performing Arts
Location:  Long Gallery
Language:  Chinese only

In his recently completed work The Acting Tutorial, thirteen actresses methodically reproducing various extremes of human emotions as a technical exercise. As their exhaustively histrionic enactments crescendo, their artifice slips and the viewer is left at a surreal intersection between performance and horrid reality.

Here Tao Hui recreates this work within the exhibition space, blending daily life with the imaginary. This performance creates a dialogue between the exhibited piece and the performers. Confronting "themselves" as well as a present audience, how will the actresses react within the exhibition space?

Tao Hui warmly welcomes audience members to write scripts proceeding the event to further conversation about on- and off-screen performance.

Ticketing: Free


*Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins.

* Please no late entry.


Tao Hui (Artist) and Actresses

Tao Hui (b. 1987, Chongqing) received his BFA from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and is currently based in Beijing. His major exhibitions include "1 Character & 7 Materials" (AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China, 2015); and "Sightseers" (Space Space, Chengdu, 2013). He was also asked to participate in the nineteenth Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil "Southern Panoramas" in 2015 and "Essential Matters—Moving Images from China" at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul (2015).