Fuck Off Exhibition 不合做方式展览
From ArtSpeak China (ASC) WikiFuck Off was a notorious art exhibition, curated by Ai Weiwei and Feng Boyi, which ran alongside the Third Shanghai Biennale in the fall of 2000. The exhibition’s title is an interpretation of its Chinese name--不合作方式--more strictly translated as "Uncooperative Approach." But the blunter English language sentiment was deemed preferable by its participants. Fuck Off was held in an Eastlink Gallery warehouse in Shanghai.
Fuck Off was, in large part, a reaction against the allegedly over-complaisant Shanghai Biennale, which itself was the city's first attempt at a truly international survey of contemporary art. Ai encapsulated the show's artistic-curatorial attitude with one set of photos in which he gives the finger to the White House, the Forbidden City and the viewer, and another in which he releases an ancient Han Dynasty Chinese vase that smashes to at his feet.Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Chen Lingyang, Chen Shaoxiong, Chen Yunquan, Ding Yi, Feng Weidong, Gu Dexin, He An, He Yunchang (in a color photograph as a bare-torsoed figure suspended from a crane by his ankles over a rushing river which he "cut" with the same knife he later used to knick himself in the arm), Huang Lei, Huang Yan, Jin Lei, Li Wen, Li Zhiwang, Liang Yue, Liang Yue, Lin Yilin, Lu Chunsheng, Lu Qing, Meng Huang, Peng Yu, Peng Donghui, Qin Ga, RongRong, Song Dong, Yang Fudong, Yang Maoyuan, Zhang Zhenzhong, Yang Zhichao, Zhang Dali, Zhang Shengquan, Zheng Guogu, Zhu Ming (who floated down the Huangpu River in a plastic bubble wearing a diaper) and Zhu Yu, Chen Hao, Zheng Jishun and Song Tao exhibited a video documenting their stroll through the city with blood leaking from plastic tubes that had been surgically inserted in the veins of their arms.