Liu Bolin

The individual ceases to exist in Liu Bolin’s Hiding in the City series.

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TOP TO BOTTOM, Hiding in the City
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China is now in a paradox of adopting capitalist values and economic dreams which exist within an anachronistic communist framework. Within this context of a desperate leap towards a “modern” future, Bolin suggests the disintegration of the individual. He has commented, “Indulged in the development he has achieved, man is in fact digging his own grave with his greed… Instead of playing an active role in a dominant position, man… characterizes his existence with gradual and self-incurred disintegration.”

Liu Bolin is currently showing in a group show at Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Paris, from April 5 to May 31.

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