30. & 31. August 2019 - With Chen Jin CHINA (founder of the festival), Hu Yifei CHINA, Yingmei Duan CHINA Christiane Obermayr, Frank Homeyer, Petra Deus, Karin Meiner
artist talk: August 30, 2019, 7:30 pm
Andernacher Kulturnacht: 31.08.2019 from 19.00 hrs
OPEN, the 20th edition of the legendary Chinese International Performance Art Festival was be held for the first time outside China - in parts of Europe - in 2019. The Chinese performance artists, who on their European tour also made a stop at the Kunstpavillon Burgbrohl, wanted to show a performative encounter in collaboration with artists from the action laboratory PAErsche.
The framework of this encounter as an open play included interactions between the artists and interventions in the surrounding space. The artists shared the room for the duration of some hours and their simultaneous individual practice used unknown open sources of interaction. This artistic method of working not only serves to find and condense ideas, but also strives for a reciprocal connection and multi-layered linking of artist, work and location as well as the involvement of the viewer on the level of dialogue.