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What About Art? Contemporary Art from Chin...
March 14 – July 16, 2016
Museum Boijmans Van B...
Sensory Spaces 4: Liu Wei
June 14 – September 28, 2014
Liu Wei Christie's International Real Estate
June 29 2016
Art against the system The Korea Herald
June 8 2016
Liu Wei "Artist of the Year," 10th Award of Art China
May 20 2016
Liu Wei Opens New Exhibition at PLATEAU in Seoul ARTINFO
May 7 2016
Nocturnal Friendships HK Magazine
July 24 2015
Ocula A conversation with Liu Wei
April 1, 2015
Art in Asia
January - February 2015
The New York Times
December 11, 2013
Gallerist NY ‘I Wanted to Get Rid of Style’: Liu Wei on His Show at Lehmann Maupin
March 5, 2013
March 5, 2013
The New York Observer
June 11, 2012
Lehmann Maupin Gallery Now Representing Liu Wei
May 31, 2012
Essay by Gunnar B. Kvaran
Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist
Essay by Guo Xiaoyan
August 31, 2011
August 7, 2011
Interview with Jerome Sans
December 31, 2008
Essay by Philip Tinari
August 31, 2004
Liu Wei Opens New Exhibition at PLATEAU in Seoul
Samsung Museum of Art’s PLATEAU space in Seoul has opened a major retrospective of controversial Chinese artist Liu Wei's works.
Entitled “Panorama,” and running until August 14, the exhibition presents highlights from the last 20 years of the artist’s varied practice, during which time he has worked in video, installation, and sculpture, as well as works on canvas and paper. The exhibition also presents his latest site-specific installation, housed under the roof of PLATEAU’s glass pavilion.
Wei, whose previous work has included mixed media sculptures of fecal matter and miniatures of the world’s great buildings made out of dog chews, also presents his more abstract recent sculptures, paintings, as well as older photographs, alongside the glass pavilion installation.
“This exhibition further highlights the artist’s unique perspective through which he examines the global issues of urbanization from a distinct personal standpoint” said the museum space in a press release.
As part of the first generation of artists to come into prominence after the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989, Liu was part of the so-called “Post-Sense Sensibility,” a subversive artist group which initially married together Conceptual art practice with both anti-Chinese and anti-Western art to create some of the most extreme and controversial art created in the country.
Since then, however, both the group and Liu himself have gradually created less extreme work, as reflected in the more abstract pieces which make up the PLATEAU exhibition. The early controversy-baiting work and the newer work are exhibited together at here, hence the title “Panorama” - “signifying the all-encompassing and complete landscape” of the artist’s work according to the museum.
“Panorama” runs through August 14 at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art.