Yingmei Duan Performative Lecture | The Institute of Asian Performance Art

  • 29 SEPTEMBER 2018

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary

Date: 29 September 2018


The Institute of Asian Performance Art at Nottingham Contemporary held a conversation between artist Tehching Hsieh and curator Adrian Heathfield, followed by a new performative lecture by artist Yingmei Duan.


Developed by curator Victor Wang 王宗孚 for the 11th edition of DRAF Curator’s Series, the Institute of Asian Performance Art (IAPA) is an international network to promote understanding of early performance art in East Asia.


Tehching Hsieh discusses his work with Adrian Heathfield, curator of ‘Tehching Hsieh: Doing Time’, the Taiwan Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). The conversation explores Hsieh’s ideas on time and performance, in particular in his durational works including his five One Year Performances and Thirteen Year Plan (1986–1999), whereby Hsieh pledged not to exhibit work over a thirteen-year period. Hsieh also discusses his ambitious proposal for a career retrospective that is measured and displayed in both time and space.


Yingmei Duan presents a new performative lecture: ‘Future Imagination: A solo show by Yingmei Duan in 2021 at Nottingham Contemporary’.  This live work created especially for the event is the latest in a series that sees Yingmei adopt the role of museum guide to present an imagined solo exhibition at the host institution. This ambitious fictional exhibition lasts only for the duration of the performance, as Yingmei describes artworks included in the show.


Source: Nottingham Contemporary