A Background Story

August 2010

Liu Bolin

Now you see him, now you don’t. While his first artistic life saw Tseng Kwong Chi as The Man Who Sticks Out, his second as Liu Bolin sees the Chinese visual artist make a career out of blending into the background. Instead of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ the question is ‘Where’s Liu?’ The answer is political commentary not just for China but also for a globalised society.
Graffiti II, Hide in the City - 84, 2009. © Photo: Liu Bolin / Galerie Paris-Beijing
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