THE PERFORMATIVE BODY IN CONCEPTUAL CONSTRUCTION – Lan Hungh
MARCH 26 – APRIL 15 2016
Critical about the art system and its conventions Lan Hungh has chosen a very open discipline: performance art. No role-playing here. His physical presence and his perception of actuality and the local and global contexts where he lives are the subject itself. His actions – a mix of nonsense and intelligibility based on a universal and natural grammar and inspired by daily life – engage an exchange at eye level with the public. Like a contemporary Diogenes looking for the honest man Lan Hungh praises nature, purity and freedom. Can art change the world? Regardless of the response: it is important to formulate thought-provoking questions.
LAN Hungh is a mix-media artist who works with performance, video, music and installation, through which he demonstrates a passion for psychology and body works, often subjected to definition changes by language and structures based actions. In the process of research and development, Hungh often involve himself in architecture and environmental context, and his works show a commitment to an erotism and body-politic in conceptualizing of art.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, LAN Hungh studied at the University of Art in Taiwan and the National Conservatory in France, and is currently working as curator in MPA-B (Month of performance Art Berlin), founding member and president of APA-B (association for performance art in Berlin), art director of stattberlin gallery and Gallery-33 in Berlin. His publications include music composing in Chinese contemporary poetry audio book ““Schmetterlinge auf der Windschutzscheibe“ (2009), RPLCMNT by Savvy Contemporary (2010), catalogue “Parenthesisspaceparenthesis” edition 0 and 1(2012 and 2013).