Presented in partnership with Centre A, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s 19th Heller Lecture features New York-based, Taiwan-born artist Tehching Hsieh.
How is art sustained over time? How does the body localize agency? These questions will guide us in examining the intermingling of discipline and desire on the body and the construction of a performative citizenship.
Connecting his lived experience, Hsieh will discuss his artistic practice, specifically his performance works, and the exertion of the body as a counter history and site of protest in the context of migrational flows of identity, labour and late capitalism in the twentieth century.
This distinguished lecture is presented in collaboration with Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), and Tehching Hsieh will be in conversation with Henry Heng Lu, Executive Director/Curator, Centre A, and Melissa Karmen Lee, Director of Education and Public Programs, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Simultaneous interpretation from English to Mandarin will be provided.
The Heller Lecture is generously supported by Paul and Edwina Heller in memory of Kitty Heller.