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Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone

Master of camouflage, Liu Bolin uses his body to literally melt into his chosen background and produce some amazing photos. For more than ten years, this artist who seems to pass through walls has used the same modus operandi. With the help of his assistants who paint him from head to toe, he hides in supermarket shelves, the door of a safe, a pile of coal, a newspaper kiosk display. This rare retrospective of his work enables the public to discover his spectacular images, which are also works of resistance. In becoming this “invisible man” who shows up where he is not expected, Liu Bolin affirms his stubborn and insubordinate presence in a world that tends to deny the uniqueness of everyone’s destiny.

Liu Bolin is represented by the Paris Beijing gallery in Paris.

 

 

Liu Bolin, camouflage et contestation
Fifth edition of the Portrait(s) festival
The City of Vichy’s photographic rendezvous
From 16th June to 10th September 2017
Outdoor exhibition, Lac d’Allier Esplanade

www.ville-vichy.fr/agenda/festival-portraits-2017

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PHOTOGRAPHER
Liu Bolin

Born in Shandong province in 1973. Graduated from Shandong Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master's degree in 2001.

Event
The 5th Portrait(s) Festival in Vichy

For its fifth edition, the Portrait(s) Festival in Vichy stands out, as ever, by the diversity of perspectives offered in its indoor and outdoor exhibitions. The program notably includes the first open-air retrospective of the work of Liu Bolin; a group exhibition of the French p...