Artist Tang Dixin practices multiple artistic forms such as performance, painting, and installation. In his performance works, he often considers his own body or the bodies of others as his medium. Through this, he explores the correlations and interactions of the individual and society, by placing them or himself in extreme situations and hence creating ultimate forms of tension that are both dramatic and challenging. This can be observed in his performance work Rest is the best way of revolution (2013 – ongoing) where he invites viewers to have a good rest by wrapping a part of their body in a cast and hence restricting their movements. In Mr. Hungry No.1 (2014), he focuses on exploring spatial attributes. Within the confines of a gallery space, with the front door as his starting point, an ice pick in his hand, and crampons attached to his shoes, Tang scaled the 4-meters-high walls. One soon realizes the premise that the artist had set for himself: To move across the gallery space without touching the floor. Tang moved horizontally across the walls, occasionally stopping on ledges to take short rests, leaving large holes on the walls gouged out by this ice picks.
When: 30 Sep - 21 Oct 2020,
By: Ota Fine Arts