Almost AvantGarde: Liu Ding

Liu Ding Almost Avantgarde 2013

Part of the series BMW Tate Live: Performance Room
Liu Ding, Beijing-based artist and curator, invites friends and colleagues to a party with a DJ mixing Baroque music and Chinese voices; 2-D reproductions of Tate artworks; and a spinning disco ball for a new work made for the BMW Tate Live Performance Room. Almost Avant-Garde was created especially for an online audience.
The recorded voices are taken from interviews Liu Ding conducted with Chinese artists and art critics active in the 1990s in which they describe their work, experiences, expectations and understanding of art. Liu Ding uses the work to reflect on the Chinese art community’s aspirations to be modern and contemporary.
Thursday 16 May 2013, 20.00 *** Watch live online at
This innovative format offers international audiences an opportunity to experience entirely new live works at Tate without leaving their computer screens and to join a discussion about the work online.