Water Collection

Excerpt from Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2012, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau S.A.R., 2012, p. 22: 'This is a continuing plan and action. The artist collected water from different parts of the world, such as Chongqing, London, Tibet, Vietnam, etc. over the past ten years. Photographs, video, and installation of this performance art, titled Water Collection, recorded and expressed the artist's concern about human living conditions from different points of view, namely politics, history, culture, philosophy, religion, and art.'

The performance took place in 5 cities, including Chongqing, Tibet, China; London, United Kingdom; Halong, Mekong River, Vietnam.

Alternative title

Qu Shui

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Publication/Creation date

1999 – 2009



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artwork documentation

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Water Collection, 取水