The Museum of Contemporary Art has acquired a performance piece titled “In Just a Blink of an Eye,” by Chinese artist Xu Zhen, that will be on view at MOCA’s Grand Avenue location every Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 1.
“Xu Zhen: In Just a Blink of an Eye” features a group of performers floating mysteriously in mid-air, defying the constraints of physics as if frozen in time and space.
“This is a very exciting addition to MOCA’s collection holdings, and an example of our new dedication to collecting performance art,” said Amanda Hunt, MOCA’s director of education and senior curator of programs. “It is the museum’s second performance piece in the collection and there will be more to come. This particular piece imparts a very powerful experience and I am so pleased that our audiences will get to immerse themselves in it over the coming weeks.”
A prolific and experimental artist, Zhen’s conceptually-driven practice encompasses a vast range of media and often uses humor, irony and sophisticated trickery. Through living sculptures, Zhen explores fragility and balance.
MOCA is located at 250 S. Grand Ave. For information, visit moca.org.
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