YANG ZHICHAO'S CHINESE BIBLE AT SHERMAN CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATIONYang Zhichao14 May,2015|ARTIST'S NEWS

Yang Zhichao: Chinese Bible
Curated by Claire Roberts
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
SCAF Project 26
14 May – 1 August 2015

Chinese Bible (2009) is a performance installation comprising 3,000 diaries and notebooks collected by Beijing-based artist Yang Zhichao (b. 1963).  The 3,000 notebooks inscribed with personal writings span 50 years from 1949 to1999. The writings reach deep into the very essence of feelings among the Chinese whether emotional, political or even mundane during a half - century of monumentally changing times. Chinese Bible displays not only the physical objects of the notebooks as an installation but also the process of collecting them as a performance in a both massive yet emotionally touching exhibition.

For more information please visit http://sherman-scaf.org.au/exhibition/yang-zhichao-chinese-bible/