1

This interview was conducted in Tang Song's Studio, Hangzhou on 27 November 2009.


Biography:

Tang Song studied at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) during the 1980s. He is noted for his collaboration with the artist Xiao Lu in the ‘China/Avant-Garde Exhibition’ on 5 February 1989 at the National Art Museum of China. At this exhibition Xiao shot at her own work, Dialogue. However, Tang, mistaken as the shooter, was arrested until Xiao confessed to her gunshot. Both artists were subsequently detained. Tang and Xiao immigrated to Australia in December of that year, but have since returned to China.


簡歷︰

唐宋,八十年代就讀於浙江美術學院(今中國美術學院)中國畫系。最廣為人知的事件為在1989年2月5日,唐宋應邀參加在中國美術館舉行的《中國現代藝術展》,並協助藝術家肖魯以開槍的方法,完成〈對話〉這一作品。肖魯開槍後,唐宋被誤為開槍者而被捕。其後肖魯自首,二人一同受拘留。1989年12月唐與肖移居澳大利亚;近年兩人回國。

Context

In 2006, Asia Art Archive began a focused archiving project called 'Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990'. This project aimed at developing a comprehensive collection of primary research materials including books, periodicals, newspapers, exhibition brochures, invitations, video recordings, correspondence, and other relevant documents. 

As part of this project, AAA digitised more than 80,000 items of material from personal archives to include artists Mao Xuhui, Wu Shanzhuan, Zhang Xiaogang, and Zhang Peili; curators and critics Fei Dawei, Lu Peng, and Zheng Shengtian; as well as the archives of Tokyo Art Gallery. As part of the research process over 75 in-depth interviews with key artists, curators, and critics were conducted. From a portion of these interviews, AAA created a documentary film about experimental art in South China (Guangzhou) in the 1980s entitled From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s.

AAA’s 1980s archiving project culminated with the launch of a comprehensive website portal called www.china1980s.org in September 2010.

Title type

Allocated

Access level

Online

Share
Citation
Rights statements

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Interview with Tang Song (Transcript, Simplified Chinese), 訪問:唐宋(抄本, 簡體中文)