BACK FROM CHINA, And the 10TH OPEN INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL, BEIJING
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER WITNESSED THE LONGEST AND LARGEST PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL EVER
Organized for 10 years by Chen Jin - at the OPEN Realization Gallery. 798 Art District. Beijing China.
JILL MCDERMID, CURATOR - WEEK 5, SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2009: A weekend in Beijing with the excitement of a New York City night, through the works of international performance artists from North America, Europe and South Asia.
with Assitant curator, Peter Dobill
The 10th OPEN International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China is the largest performance art festival, with over 300 artists participating from around the world. Lasting two months, August thru September, the festival included different independent curators each week:
From China: Xue Liming, Performance: Main theme Gao Yuan, Perfromance: About Two Square Meters, Hu Junqiang, Performance: Disease of the Red Loudspeakers, Ma Yi, Performance: One, Wen Zhu, Greetings, Xiao Maizio, Performance: King, Zhang Xianmin Performance: Died But Still Alive Tang Cheng Performance: Mummy
From the United States: Rodney Dickson [USA/Ireland], Peter Dobill, Myk Henry [USA/Ireland], Erik Hokanson, Marni Kotak, Jill McDermid, Sarah Paulson & Holly Faurot, Mark Lawrence Stafford, Yoko Toda, Matt White
Plus: Chumpon Apisuk [Thailand], Nezaket Ekici [Germany/Turkey], La Congelada de Uva/Rocio Boliver, [Mexico], Mideo M. Cruz (Philippines], Peter Kastner [Germany], Raquel De Loyola (Philippines], Ly Hoang Ly [Vietnam], Non-Grata [Estonia]
Performance Art is a striking and bold visual art, which emanates from the body alone or from its relationship with other materials. It is a live visual art that comes from painting and sculpture.
We feel that performance art is the perfect medium for hard economic times. Expressing the challenges people face on a daily basis through freedom of expression combined with minimal material needs. Work that is direct in its approach, grounded in daily rituals and not overly academic. We appeal to bring performance art to a wider public, and we look forward to seeing what happens.
Contact info: Jill McDermid, Executive Director Grace Exhibition Space and the Alice Chilton & Grace (ACG) Gallery
Email: gracexhibitionspace[at] yahoo.com /gallery.acg[at] gmail.com
Nicholas O'Neal Blume edited the videos of performances to a shortened version to be shown at the opening!
3 cheers for Nick Boom! Blume !!!!!!!