PAErsche meets … OPEN international Performance Art Festival | 14. September 2019 | Rottstr. 5 Kunsthallen, Bochum, Germany
PAErsche meets … OPEN international Performance Art Festival | Performance Art | 14. September 2019 | Rottstr. 5 Kunsthallen, Bochum, Germany
PAErsche meets … OPEN international Performance Art Festival | Performance Art | 14. September 2019 | Rottstr. 5 Kunsthallen, Bochum, Germany
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PAErsche meets … OPEN international Performance Art Festival | 14. September 2019 | Rottstr. 5 Kunsthallen, Bochum, Germany

PAErsche meets … OPEN international Performance Art Festival

PAErsche invites you to a new format in the Rottstr.5 Kunsthallen in Bochum, Germany.
Within this Format PAErsche artist will meet and show a Solo-Performance along with international artists that will come or travel through Germany.

For this edition we are please to host and meet the OPEN international Performance Art Festival.
After 19 years the OPEN International Performance Art Festival will be held for the first time outside of China. The anniversary edition will be held in cooperation with the founder Chen Jin in cities in Germany and Switzerland.

In 2000, curators Chen Jin, Shu Yang, and Zhu Ming founded the Open International Performance Art Festival, which aims to introduce excellent international performance artists and engage with Chinese audiences. So far, the festival has been held 19 times and offered annually a “free platform for international performance art”. Many of the current participants participate in the spirit of independence, openness and freedom of expression. The festival had and still has great cultural significance and became an important platform among internationally working performance artists.

Historically, the pace of China’s socio-economic reforms accelerated at the beginning of the 1990s. The exchange of information between China and the US and between China and Europe was more open, and this led to a greater influence of foreign performance artists on Chinese artists. A variety of new means of expression stimulated the creative thinking of Chinese artists, especially the then new generation. In the meantime, Chinese society also changed, but the new ideas and thoughts reached only a small, limited group of people.

In recent years, incidents have been recurrent and now the performance art in China is referred to as a provocative art form. This has implications for independent artists, curators and independent exhibition and performance formats.

So be prepared and see the 20th edition of the legendary Chinese OPEN International Performance Art Festival in Bochum on
Saturday 14th of September // 19h at the
Rottstr.5 Kunsthallen.

The participating artists in Bochum:

Chen Jin (founder of the festival)
Hu Yifei
Anne-Louise Hoffmann
Constantin Leonhard

Supported by the Rottstr.5 Kunsthallen and Interval // PAErsche.