Guyu Action: Joint Shows of Chinese Contemporary Performance Art Between Cities 2007-2010.4.20, 谷雨行動：中國當代行為藝術城市聯合展演
'Guyu Action' is an annual performance art festival held in Xi'an, China. Initiated by Wang Chuyu and Xiang Xishi, it is usually held shortly before or after 'guyu', a solar term on the traditional Chinese calendar considered to be the most suitable period for sowing. The present catalogue is the first published documentation of the festival since its inception in 2007. It contains essays accompanied by an extensive collection of photographs of the performances featured.
'Guyu Action' Joint Shows of Chinese Contemporary Performance Art Between Ciyies 2007-2010.4.20 | Gu yu xing dong zhong guo dang dai xing wei yi shu cheng shi lian he zhan yan
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