Performance artist Yi Fei drops a pile of newspapers as she performs her piece No News at the OPEN international performance art festival. Photo: Reuters
Performance artist Yi Fei drops a pile of newspapers as she performs her piece No News at the OPEN international performance art festival. Photo: Reuters

China’s performance artists feel the chill from official disapproval

International festival in Beijing draws just 40 visitors as authorities intensify crackdown ahead of key Communist Party congress

Performance artist Yi Fei drops a pile of newspapers as she performs her piece No News at the OPEN international performance art festival. Photo: Reuters
Performance artist Yi Fei drops a pile of newspapers as she performs her piece No News at the OPEN international performance art festival. Photo: Reuters
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