Taiping Tianguo Performance Programme

Melati Suryodarmo, Xavier Le Roy, Zan Yamashita, Tang Fu Kuen

Aug 26, 2012

Para Site Art Space and Spring Workshop are pleased to invite you to a special performance programme in the framework of the exhibition 太平天國/Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York, currently on view at Para Site.

Taking place on August 26, Sunday at Spring Workshop and August 28, Tuesday at Para Site Art Space, the programme brings together some of the most influential performance artists and choreographers of today such as Xavier Le Roy (FR), Melati Suryodarmo (IND) and Zan Yamashita (JAP).

The programme elaborates on certain issues articulated by the exhibition such as the use of the body as a terrain for artistic practice and the influence of the biographical in the formation of an artist's vernacular.

The performance programme is curated by Tang Fu Kuen and is co-produced by Para Site Art Space and Spring Workshop.

Para/Site Art Space is financially supported by Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Xavier Le Roy, Product of Circumstances, 1999

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Post-performance discussion

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Melati Suryodarmo, Butter Dance, 2000

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Zan Yamashita, It's just me coughing, 2004