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Realism, 2011

Realism, 2011. Performance view, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China, 2011.

Realism, 2011. Performance view, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China, 2011.

Realism

2011
Performance, installation, photograph
Dimensions variable

 

The artist, playing the role of a singer, is emotionally performing an obscene song as he circles a socialist realist sculpture. Some actors, planted within the audience, hold in their hands copies of Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto (1924). From time to time, they discuss the content of the text, frequently asking the audience questions during the performance. Occasionally, the artist also shares his thoughts and opinions on the sculpture in the exhibition hall with the audience, thereby revealing his reflections on art history. In this work, the artist is striving to use his own practice to examine the complex relationship between himself and the authoritative language of art.

Images and video


Selected images and video

Images and video


Selected images and video