Works of Pixy Liao are showing at the Johnson Museum of Art as part of the group show “Between Performance and Documentation: Contemporary Photography and Video from China”, until December 17.
Spontaneous and ephemeral, performance art in China developed in the 1980s and ’90s among close-knit artistic circles and audiences. Such performances relied heavily on photographs, video documentation, artist books, and oral accounts to be disseminated to subsequent audiences. The exhibition reveals the multifaceted history of contemporary performance, photography, and video in China, while showcasing emerging artists who continue to push the boundaries of performance and mediation in radically new ways.
Liao’s long-term and on-going photographic project, Experimental Relationship (2007- present), is a celebration of the naturally unconventional relationship between the artist and her partner Moro. In a series of photographic self-portraits, they playfully subvert the conventions of traditional gender dynamics, presenting the couple in gender non-conforming positions.
Venue: Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, US