Tehching Hsieh

01.04.2023 to 30.07.2023
Neue Nationalgalerie

In autumn 2023, the Neue Nationalgalerie will present Tehching Hsieh’s work One Year Performance 1980–1981 (Time Clock Piece). Born in 1950 in Nanzhou, Pingtung, Taiwan, Tehching Hsieh became known internationally in the late 1970s and early 1980s primarily for his durational performances, each of which ran over a year.

The film and photo installation at the Neue Nationalgalerie shows the performance, in which the artist photographed himself punching in on a time clock every hour for a year. The sleep deprivation this caused provoked a kind of delirium, causing a number of photographs to fail. At the end of the performance, Hsieh put together a film out of the individual images, which was exhibited in 2009 at MoMa in New York. Hsieh’s work was featured in the Taiwanese Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, and he has had solo exhibitions at the Modern Museet in Stockholm (2016) and the Tate Modern in London (2017–18).

Curator Klaus Biesenbach

A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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