Tehching Hsieh

Artist Talk

465 St-Jean Street

October 22, 2009 - 7:00 pm


Renowned performance artist Tehching Hsieh talks about his One Year Performances. A book signing of his monograph Out of Now (2009) will follow the talk. Out of Now will be sold for the special event price of $40. Cash only.

Please note that the talk will be in English. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.

Programmed by Sarah Watson


Tehching Hsieh was born in Nan-Chou, Taiwan in 1950 and now lives in Brooklyn. Beginning in the late seventies, Tehching Hsieh made five One Year Performances and one thirteen-year plan. The singularity of mission and endurance required in the performances and his seamless simultaneous melding of art and life heralded a radical approach to contemporary art. His performances achieved critical acclaim during this period. With his last two performances he retreated from the art world. His meticulous film, photographic and paper documentation of his performances has been presented internationally since 2000. Extensive installations of his documentation were presented at the MoMa and Guggenheim, New York in 2009.


Tehching Hsieh
One Year Performance 1980-1981, Time Clock Piece
Courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation of Contemporary Art
Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay