The News Blues

Artist: Nicholas Bussmann
performance | 2014

Conceptual opera The News Blues will be performed at the Power Station of Art almost daily throughout the duration of the Biennale by a group of Shanghai-based singers representing a variety of backgrounds and training. With the morning newspapers as their prompt, the performers will engage in a musical dialogue, effectively singing the news. The News Blues is conceived as a social and artistic experiment. At the core of the performance is the interaction between the singers, which reflects changing social dynamics and internal moods as well the changing climate in world affairs. On a broader level, it also connects the entire exhibition through the presence of live voices, as well as links the Biennale to external events, filtered though the channels of official journalism.


The 10th Shanghai Biennale - Social Factory | 2014.11.23 - 2015.03.31 | Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum(Shanghai, China)