Xiao Lu


Xiao Lu
b. 1962, Hangzhou
Multi-media artist
Xiao Lu and her male partner Tang Song (b. 1960, Hangzhou), both graduates of the Zhejiang Academy of Art (now China Academy of Art, see art academies), rose to international prominence when Xiao Lu unexpectedly fired two bullets into her installation at the China National Gallery on 5 February 1989. The installation, entitled Dialogue (Duihua), was comprised of two telephone booths, separated by mirror glass, and was part of the ‘China Avant-Garde’ exhibition. Conceived as action art, the event had far-reaching repercussions. The exhibition was closed, and the couple were taken into custody.
According to the critic Li Xianting, Xiao Lu’s gunshots signalled the close of the ten year period of ‘New Wave Art’ (Xinchao meishu). After the 4 June Massacre, Xiao Lu and Tang Song left China. From December 1989 until 1997 Xiao Lu lived in Sydney, Australia. Tang Song was held in a refugee camp in Hong Kong from 1989 until May 1991 when he fled by ship to Sydney. In Sydney he was held in detention until November 1991. Since then, Xiao Lu and Tang Song have continued to collaborate, creating confrontational works that reflect upon the surreality of life. Us in New York (Women zai Niuyüe), dating from June 2002, is a performance piece that documents Xiao Lu, accompanied by a fibreglass cast of Tang Song, visiting key sights in New York, including the former site of the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square.
CLAIRE ROBERTS

Encyclopedia of contemporary Chinese culture. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Xiao Ji — Ji (蕭紀) (508 553), courtesy name Shixun (世詢), known by his princely title of Prince of Wuling (武陵王), name derogatorily and posthumously changed to Taotie Ji (饕餮紀), was an imperial prince and pretender to the throne of the Chinese dynasty Liang… …   Wikipedia

  • Xiao Yu — (蕭瑀) (574 647), courtesy name Shiwen (時文), formally Duke Zhenbian of Song (宋貞褊公), was an imperial prince of the Chinese dynasty Liang Dynasty who later became an official for Sui Dynasty and Tang Dynasty, serving as a chancellor at times during… …   Wikipedia

  • Xiao Xi — (蕭銑) (583 621) was a descendant of the imperial house of the Chinese dynasty Liang Dynasty, who rose against the rule of Sui Dynasty toward the end of the rule of Emperor Yang of Sui. He tried to revive Liang, and for several years appeared to be …   Wikipedia

  • Xiao Ni — (蕭嶷) (444 492), courtesy name Xuanyan (宣儼), formally Prince Wenxian of Yuzhang (豫章文獻王), was an imperial prince during the Chinese dynasty Southern Qi. He was a son of the founder Emperor Gao (Xiao Daocheng) and a brother of Emperor Wu (Xiao Ze).… …   Wikipedia

  • Xiao He — (Chinese: 蕭何, d. 193 BC) was a key figure in Liu Bang s rise to power after the fall of the Qin Dynasty.He remained loyal to Liu Bang throughout his life and later became prime minister of the Han Dynasty. He was born in the same place, Pei… …   Wikipedia

  • Xiao — may refer to:* Xiào, “filial piety , or being good to parents , a virtue * Xiao (flute), a Chinese end blown flute * Xiao (rank), a rank used for field officers in the Chinese military * Xiao (surname), a Chinese surname * , A bloodline in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Xiao — bezeichnet: Xiao (Flöte), eine chinesische Kerbspaltflöte xiao, die Kindespietät, eine der wichtigsten konfuzianischen Tugenden Xiao (Suzhou) (萧县), einen Kreis der bezirksfreien Stadt Suzhou in der chinesischen Provinz Anhui Xiao ist der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Xiāo — Xiao Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Xiao peut faire référence à : Xiăo (小), un sinogramme, Xiāo peut faire référence à : Xiāo (簫 ou 箫), Xiao, une flûte de bambou chinoise,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Xiāo (簫 ou 箫) — Xiao Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Xiao peut faire référence à : Xiăo (小), un sinogramme, Xiāo peut faire référence à : Xiāo (簫 ou 箫), Xiao, une flûte de bambou chinoise,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Xiăo — Xiao Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Xiao peut faire référence à : Xiăo (小), un sinogramme, Xiāo peut faire référence à : Xiāo (簫 ou 箫), Xiao, une flûte de bambou chinoise,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Xiao Ke — (Chinese: 萧克; Pinyin: Xiāo Kè; born July 14, 1908) is a general in the People s Liberation Army of China. BiographyXiao was born in Jiahe County, Hunan Province of China in 1908. He joined the National Revolutionary Army and participated the… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.