上海

Hacker Art

12 Apr - 21 May 2017

No. 3 Mexican Wrestling Masks (medium), 2015
Liu Bolin
No. 3 Mexican Wrestling Masks (medium), 2015
Hiding in Mexico
Photograph
150x112,5cm
No.10 5 Pointz (large), 2013
Liu Bolin
No.10 5 Pointz (large), 2013
Hiding in America
Photograph
150x112,5cm
No.98 (medium), 2011
Liu Bolin
No.98 (medium), 2011
Hiding in the City
Photograph
120x95cm
Red No.1 (small), 2012
Liu Bolin
Red No.1 (small), 2012
Hiding in the City
Photograph
120x90cm
Lifestyle. Food (medium), 2014
Liu Bolin
Lifestyle. Food (medium), 2014
Hiding in Italy
Photograph
120x90cm
Stand in front of independence, 2016
Liu Bolin
Stand in front of independence, 2016
Hiding in the City
Photograph
160x100

Liu Bolin presents his famous photography series Hiding in the city, in which he disappears until he becomes invisible. The artist now broadens the field of his iconography by camouflaging not only in emblematic urban decorations but also in famous classical paintings such as Delacroix's Liberty Guiding the People. Liu Bolin unveils his sculptures made from technological materials recovered on mobile phones and computers. Chip cards, screens, and processors create sculptures in anthropomorphic shapes that aim to make us reflect on the place of man in this society led by new technologies.
 

The artist, who is a master in the art of camouflage, perfectly illustrates the bridge created by the Magda Danysz gallery between China and France since its installation in Shanghai in 2009. After having "hacked" the National Assembly in 2015, collaborated last May with the French star JR in a performance at the Louvre Pyramid. The two artists disappeared in front of the Pyramid.