Xiao Lu

in Dialogue

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028122
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206816 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses major events related to the author's attempts to prove her sole authorship of the 1989 installation art work Dialogue and the shooting performance. She wrote the first draft of “Explanation of Dialogue, the Work Which was Shot with a Gun at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing in 1989” and in October 2005 Song Liwei published an essay refuting her claims. During the same month in 2005, she raised objections about Song's reappraisal of her explanations and she published all pertinent videos and photographs to prove her claim. In November 2006, her work was auctioned and sold for 2,310,000 yuan renminbi.

Keywords: Dialogue; installation art; shooting performance; Song Liwei; art auction

Chapter.  1599 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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