Renowned performance artist's work on display at Asian Arts Initiative

Shara Dae Howard
July 09, 2018 - 8:45 pm
A retrospective of local artist Eiko Fan is on display at the Asian Arts Initiative.

Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local performance artist who gained world notoriety for her work during the '80s and '90s is debuting a new exhibition.

A retrospective of local artist Eiko Fan is on display at the Asian Arts Initiative. Regardless of age or background, Melissa Chen, program and communications assistant, said the audience will be drawn in by Fan's timeless wooden works of art and the unique way in which she displays them.

Fan, known for her wooden sculptures combined with performance art, gained global recognition for her work, which encouraged individuality through expression and incorporated dancers, actors, musicians and people with learning disabilities.

"[In the exhibit], you'll see some photos from her past living wood performances," Chen noted.

The exhibition is open to the public through Aug. 17.