The art of Patty Chang

A few highlights from Patty Chang's career as a performance artist:

  • Eating raw onions with her parents
  • Having an eel crawl inside her shirt
  • Cutting through her bra (stuffed with melons) while ritualistically discussing her aunt's death
  • shaving her pubic hair with seltzer water
  • creating urinary devices with plastic bottles while traveling across an aqueduct in China
  • having women pump their breast milk while reading lists of worries submitted by anonymous people in Hong Kong and the U.S.

It seems that Chang is deliberately trying to be weird. She says, "Humor is a strategy that makes people aware and also uncomfortable... There are a lot of strange things that we don’t pay attention to, but I try to extract them."

More info: artnet
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 20, 2021
     Category: Performance Art





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