Artist Performance: Hang Zhang ‘Hangover Square’ (2022)

25 January 2023 18:30 - 19:50

On 25 January at 18.30 and 19.30, drop into The Art House Gallery for a live performance of ‘Hangover Square’ (2022) by current exhibition artist Hang Zhang. 

Through the Party Ring is a new immersive installation from Zhang that explores timely issues around class, identity, patriarchy and the female body. The Leeds-based artist challenges the boundaries of art to address these topics through humour and fiction in the form of neon lights, fictional creatures, wordless language, interactive games and more.

Central to her current exhibition is the immersive installation Hangover Square (2022), an autobiographical work that recreates the artist’s tattoos in neon sculptures, and makes a stand against social environments that exploit the underprivileged and colonised female bodies.

Join the artist during Artwalk Wakefield, as she narrates the reclamation of her body as a territory from patriarchy through body art, with the installation. The performances will run twice throughout the evening, lasting approximately 20 minutes each time, and will take place in the Main Gallery.

This event is free and everyone is welcome.


Hang Zhang: Through the Party Ring
Images: All images show ‘Hangover Square’ (2022) by Hang Zhang
1 & 2: Photo credit Níamh Donnelly
3 & 4: Photo credit Jules Lister