We are pleased to announce the 5th international performance art festival Guangzhou Live, which will take place from December 1-7 at the YouYou Contemporary Art Centre in the art district of Xiaozhou cun. With an artist line-up that can only be compared to the most important events on the international scene, Guangzhou Live will showcase 26 international artists from 12 countries. Guangzhou Live continues as such its vocation to bring the most qualified artists in the field to Canton.

We are pleased to have established this experimental and avant-garde art manifestation as an essential event in the Pearl River Delta and in mainland China. If you have the passion to explore contemporary avant-garde art and experience the unique ephemeral quality of performance art, this is clearly where you should be in this first week of December. You will not be disappointed.

One of the founding principles of Guangzhou Live is to present this vitality of chinese performance art within its international context. Which is why we also do our best to present some of the most renowned international artists. The selection of artists to Guangzhou Live is realized by its curator Jonas Stampe, who up to this date have presented more than 400 artists from over 50 countries being the curator of 3 other festivals in Europe. His objective is as he says ”to present an eclectic and diverse program of highest quality with artists representing different styles in contemporary internatonal performance art. It is only in the meeting of artists of different generations and of great quality with an international outlook, that something exciting and entirely different can happen. It is also through this curatorial method that performance art in mainland China, like elsewhere, can develop and be seen on the international arena. It is all about exchange and openess.  But of course the quality has to be present - with the artist. ”