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  • Telescope: China | The Extreme of Winter Festival

    Telescope: China | The Extreme of Winter Festival

    The Dongzhi (dong-jurh) Festival, or Winter Solstice Festival, is an important festival celebrated throughout China. It falls on the coldest day and the longest night of the year, this year it was December 22. People traditionally get together, families and friends, and eat and drink.

  • Telescope: China | Oliver Herring pt. 3

    Telescope: China | Oliver Herring pt. 3

    Oliver Herring’s 3rd major all day performance is one of his trademark works. In Beijing it was titled, Areas for Action, Beijing: Color Spit. For this performance Herring enlisted 2 participants who wore light gray thermal leggings, white socks, and white T-shirts.

  • Telescope: China | Oliver Herring pt. 2

    Telescope: China | Oliver Herring pt. 2

    Oliver Herring’s 2nd all day performance at Telescope, Areas for Action, Beijing: Aluminum Foil, was a spectacular event. Hundreds of local villagers, children, students, artists, workers, tourists, etc. came by to look and to participate.

  • Telescope: China | Oliver Herring

    Telescope: China | Oliver Herring

    Oliver Herring was born in Germany and now lives and works in New York. He is an internationally acclaimed artist who has been featured in international art magazines and exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya, Japan, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, 10th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy, among others.