Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Tehching Hsieh  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Tehching Hsieh

 
 

謝德慶

 
     
 

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謝德慶 pinyin Xie Deqing

 

Tehching Hsieh was born on 31st December, in Nanchou, in the South of Taiwan.

   

1960

He abandonned high school for painting, and Performances.
   

1973

For his first performance Jumping, he jumped from the second floor of a building
  and fractured his two ankles.
   
 

He wanted leave Taiwan to discover Art.

1974

He enlisted the Navy to join the United States, disembarked illegaly

 

and joined New York.

   

1978

He began his series of Five performances per year : One Year Performance
 

in which he worked on confinement, the notion of time and space, isolation.

   

1986

On December 31st, he swears that he will not reveal anything of his art until

 

his 49th birthday.

 

It will be his last performance : Thirteen-Year-Plan

   

2000

On 1st January, he completely stopped making Art.
   

2009

21.01 18.05  MOMA presented 365 photographs of its confinement in a cage.

   

2017

The artist will represent Taiwan at the 57th Venice Biennale.

   
  He currentlly lives in New York.
   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

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1978/1979

  Cage Piece  
       

1980/1981

  Time Clock Piece  
       

1981/1982

  Piece Outdoor  
       

1983/1984

  Rope Piece  
       

1985/1986

  No Art Piece  
       

1986/1999

  Thirteen Year Plan  
       

 

     

 

     
       

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