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OUT OF NOW: THE LIFEWORKS OF TEHCHING HSIEH. Updated edition. Adrian Heathfield. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2015. Published in association with Live Art Development Agency, London. Original edition published 2009 {Worldwide 133736}. 384 pp. with 800 col. ills. 27 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780262528214 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: In the vibrant downtown Manhattan art scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh made a series of extraordinary performance art works. Between September 1978 and July 1986, Hsieh realized five separate one-year-long performance pieces in which he conformed to simple but highly restrictive rules throughout each entire year. Through the course of these lifeworks, Hsieh moved from a year of solitary confinement in a sealed cell to a year in which he punched a worker's time clock in his studio every hour on the hour to a year spent living without shelter in Manhattan to a year in which he was tied by an eight-foot rope to the artist Linda Montano and finally to a year of total abstention from all art activities and influences. In 1986 Hsieh announced that he would spend the next thirteen years making art but not showing it publicly. When this "final" lifework -- an immense act of self-affirmation and self-erasure -- came to a close at the turn of the millennium, he tersely and enigmatically said that during this time he had simply kept himself alive.
Artist(s):Hsieh, Tehching
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 168114
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