This richly-illustrated tome traces the practice of Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh and presents the complete body of his artworks from 1978 to 1999. Remaining nearly invisible amidst a vibrant New York art scene, he realised five separate one-year-long performances that were unprecedented in their use of physical difficulty over extreme durations and in their absolute conception of art and life as simultaneous processes. The first comprehensive account of his lifeworks, it includes exchanges with the artist and letters by leading art theorists Peggy Phelan and Carol Becker, and acclaimed artists such as Marina Abramovic, along with extensive essays by Adrian Heathfield. Bibliography and biographies are provided.

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Impress of Time - Adrian HEATHFIELD
1) Thought of Duration
2) Remaining Alone
3) Undoing Time
4) Walking Out of Life
5) Lasting Ties
6) Existence Art
I Just Go in Life: An Exchange with Tehching Hsieh - Adrian HEATHFIELD
Letters: Dwelling - Peggy PHELAN
Letters: When Time Becomes Form - Marina ABRAMOVIC
Letters: Time Served - Tim ETCHELLS
Letters: One Year Works - Santiago SIERRA
Afterthoughts: Stilling the World - Carol BECKER
Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh
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Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh

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