UCCA is proud to present the public program series of “ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice”, consisting of “Self-Made, Self-Said” and “Ways and Means.” Chinese artists born after 1975 represent a striking diversity of practices and positions with methodologies distinct from any of the previous generations.
They competitively put their arguments forward, stepping up as a brave new driving force. In this series, titled “Ways and Means”, the curators invite key artists of “ON | OFF” to join them in discussions concerning their respective practice and methodology. Grouped by the topic, the artists will reveal creative microcosms through talks and forums.
In this session, “Acting as Artistic Practice,” curator and critic Su Wei joins artists Hu Xiangqian, Yan Xing, and Li Ran, who actively use their bodies as mediums of their artistic practice. The talks will reflect on the artists’ thoughts and concerns that emerge from notions of “performance” art and their own practices.
Artist, b. 1983 in Guangdong, lives and works in Beijing. His artistic practice tends to focus on performance and video. Notable works include Flying Blue
Flag (2006), and Sun (2008).
Artist, b. 1986 in Sichuan, lives and works in Beijing. Recent works include MODERNIST, SUPER-MODERNIST (2012), Kill (the) TV- Set (2012), and The History of Reception (2012).
Artist, b. 1986 in Hubei, lives and works in Beijing. He is the founder and member of “Company” project. His latest performance piece Mont Sainte-Victoire (2012) was shown at his solo exhibition in Beijing.
Su Wei (curator and critic)