Wang Peng enacted the very first-known performance work in China. Thirty years on, the artist invites us into his studio to explain how he challenged convention at every step

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Wang Peng started out as an abstract painter before turning to installations - at a time when installation and performance art was banned in China. His work is underpinned by a steadfast resolve to challenge the conventions and boundaries of art and the artist argues that a ‘love for art should never be affected by politics’ and that inspiration should ‘come from everywhere.’