Qiu Zhijie – Tattoo 2, 1994
Qiu Zhijie is well known for his capacity to add provoking new meanings to traditional Chinese calligraphy. In many of his works, Qiu incorporates calligraphy into modern media as a way of fusing important elements from his culture into his art. His Tattoo series that was released in 1994 explores the state of one’s independence and invisibility.
Zhang Huan – Family Tree, 2000
Family Tree is a performance piece by Chinese artist Zhang Huan. Three calligraphers wrote a combination of names known to Zhang Huan, personal stories, learned tales and random thoughts on Huan’s face.