YANG ZHICHAO TALKS ABOUT "CHINESE BIBLE" ON RTHKYang Zhichao29 Nov,2011|ARTIST'S NEWS

The artist's life can be a hard life. You've probably heard of the cliché of the suffering artist. But for mainland artist Yang Zhichao, suffering, and particularly his own suffering, is indeed a part of many of his art pieces. Yang is known for his performance art. The body, violence and pain inflicted onto the body are subjects that he felt attracted to.At 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, "Chinese Bible" is an exhibition of 3,000 personal diaries Yang collected for the past three years in the streets of Beijing.  From unified thoughts and propaganda during the Cultural Revolution, to popular songs at the time to scientific research and mathematics calculations, Yang thinks these diaries are an insight into the Chinese behaviour and psyche over half a century.