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Art-Making as a Living Condition:Tehching Hsieh

Posted in Uncategorized by sylvielin on April 11, 2013

I wouldn’t say my work is autobiographical. My illegal experiences in the States did make me consider those who live at the bottom of society. I intended to transform this consideration into a philosophical approach. A person living at the bottom might show his pains and his resentments politically. But as an artist, he should have the ability to transform basic living conditions into art works in which to ponder life, art and being.”––Tehching Hsieh *

(Quote from Out of Now. The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh, co-authored by Adrian Heathfield, Tehching Hsieh, etc. MIT Press, 2008.)

*Article originally published on 2012.04.24 on Randian(燃點) website. Read the entire article at http://www.randian-online.com/np_feature/art-making-as-a-living-condition/

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