The great Invisible Man vanishes again

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Wednesday 17 August 2011

Liu Bolin’s camouflaging-self is back. This time he’s blending his body into a wall of soda amid a grocery store backdrop in his local Beijing headquarters. Previously ‘the invisible man’ performed similar acts in New York City, which built his firm reputation for artistic stunts.

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Liu Bolin

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Thursday 10 December 2009

Chinese artist Liu Bolin‘s Hiding in the City series consists of photographs of himself painted to blend into archetypal street scenes in China. As in his other work, Liu is preoccupied with the meaning of individual identity in modern China after a century of upheaval and constantly shifting national narratives.

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