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"Yes, because the history of visual arts as we understand it has had a Western bias for so long. It's very hard if you're a painter in Africa or in India to break into the history of modernist painting, to be acknowledged as a painter on the international circuit. If we look at Kabakov and the artists coming out of Russia in the 80s, there was a strong performance component; they didn't break into the art world with painting, which is a fixed language in many ways. The young Chinese artists whose work came to be recognised internationally in the early 90s also came out with performances, albeit much of it exhibited as photographs. I see performance as inherently part of global society, it somehow describes the migrating of cultures that make up the world in which we live today."
"Yes, because the history of visual arts as we understand it has had a Western bias for so long. It's very hard if you're a painter in Africa or in India to break into the history of modernist painting, to be acknowledged as a painter on the international circuit. If we look at Kabakov and the artists coming out of Russia in the 80s, there was a strong performance component; they didn't break into the art world with painting, which is a fixed language in many ways. The young Chinese artists whose work came to be recognised internationally in the early 90s also came out with performances, albeit much of it exhibited as photographs. I see performance as inherently part of global society, it somehow describes the migrating of cultures that make up the world in which we live today."
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