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Nicholas Bussmann

Born in 1970, lives and works in Berlin

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. 

Show time of The News Blues

The News Blues Will be performed at Power Station of Art always 14:30 and 17:30 on the following dates. There will be breaks for the singers to rest every 45 minutes.


Nov: 23/25/26/27/28/29/30

Dec: 2/3/4/5/6/7/9/10/11/12/13/14


Jan: 4/10/11/17/18/24/25/31

Feb: 1/7/8/14/15/21/22/28

Mar: 1/7/8/14/15/21/22/28/29


Lijun WANG, Lijuan WANG, Samantha CHEN, Dove GE, Hui YE, Joy SUN, Laura, Max WU, Sarah ZHOU, Jinlan SHAO, Li YANG, Lynn JIN, Xianyun YU, Haydn XU, Florrie Juan HUANG, Jenny LEUNG, Jinxia CHENG