2 November 2017
National Gallery of Denmark (SMK)
Sølvgade 48-50, DK-1307 Copenhagen
Adrian will talk about his work with Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh, particularly focused around his recent collaboration with the artist – Doing Time – the Taiwan Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Hsieh is renowned for a series of one year long performances in the late 1970s and early 80s that pushed physical and psychological limits and drew attention to time as an artistic material. Conducted outside of institutional sanction, these epic immaterial works leave rigorous and complex materials in their wake and represent various challenges to the practices of museum curation. Heathfield will discuss his approach to Hsieh’s oeuvre and its potential assimilation into museal value. He will also speculate on the prescience of this work in relation to capitalism’s regulation and acceleration of life.