Tehching Hsieh (b. 1950, Taiwan) 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.
Added by Upcoming Robot on February 12, 2009