"Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh" Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art

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Tehching Hsieh is best known for his five "One Year Performances"-- between 1978 and 1986, the artist spent one year locked inside a cage, one year punching a time clock every hour, one year completely outdoors, one year tied to another person, and, lastly, one year without making, viewing, discussing, reading about, or in any other way participating in art. Hsieh's final performance piece, "Thirteen Year Plan," was completed in 1999 after a process lasting thirteen years. This exhibition focuses on the artist's earliest performance, commonly called his "Cage Piece" (1978–79), with 365 photographs meticulously documenting the daily passing of time.

[Image: Tehching Hsieh "One Year Performance" (1978–79). LIFE images. Photo: Cheng Wei Kuong. © 1979 Tehching Hsieh, New York]



from January 21, 2009 to May 18, 2009


Tehching Hsieh

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    perke: (2009-03-09 at 21:03)

    just when i thought performance meant nothing to me. wow!

    saya: (2009-03-26 at 16:03)

    @perke: the first time i learned about tehching hsieh, i was blown away too-- performance art for the most part, seems so dismissible-- especially when compared to his work!

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