Kat Herriman: What is your preferred pre-performance ritual?
Tehching Hsieh's Performance Legacy Lives On
Though the New York-based artist retired from his art career in 2000, Hsieh’s perpetual series “One Year Performance,” which he endured through the ’70s and ’80s, still defines the genre. Whether it was living tied to a partner or punching a time card every hour for a year, the septuagenarian’s works relentlessly plumbed the poetry of the everyday in search of aesthetic tautologies. These hardwon visual throughlines in part established the precedent from which the era of lifestyle brands and influencers grew.