The influential Taiwanese artist will represent his country at the 57th edition of the Biennale.
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) announced on 28 July 2016 that Tehching Hsieh will be representing Taiwan with an exhibition to be curated by Adrian Heathfield at the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017.
The recent announcementconsolidates Taiwan’s decade-long involvement in the most influential international biennial art event. Taiwan’s representation at theVenice Biennalebegan in 1995 and has been a collateral event since 2003, taking place at the Palazzo delle Prigioni right off Piazza San Marco.
In 2017, Taiwan will return with the presentation of one of the country’s most influential contemporary artists – pioneer of durational performances Tehching Hsieh. The solo exhibition will be curated by British writer, curator and Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at London’s Roehampton University Adrian Heathfield, the author of Out of Now (2015) – a monograph on Tehching Hsieh. Quoted in the press release, the curator states:...