'This article contextualises Xing Danwen’s role in creating the posed photography of Ma Liuming from 1993 to 1995, the canon of East Village performance art in China, and how this experience prompted her to reflect on gender issues in later works. I compare similar shots of performance work by Rong Rong and Xing Danwen and discuss the role of a gendered power structure in the making of a performance art canon. These images have been received as documentations, yet it was through dialogue with the camera and two genders that Ma and Xing developed their unique paths to performance art and conceptual photography in the 1990s.'

This article was published on Third Text, Volume 35, Issue 3, 2021. 

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LI Yuchieh

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English

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2021

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22

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Gender and Performativity in Xing Danwen's East Village
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