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Liu Bolin "THE DISTANCE TO THE EYES"

Liu Bolin "THE DISTANCE TO THE EYES"

Coming to the Shanghai outpost of the Magda Danysz Gallery over the weekend is the latest exhibition from “the invisible man,” Chinese artist Liu Bolin. Marking Bolin’s third solo show for the gallery.“The Distance to the Eyes” shows a new series of unpublished photographs. In addition to the photos, Bolin has also hacked into a number of institutional websites to harmlessly change some imagery, hiding amongst the replacements. 

There is always a deeper meaning to an image, it questions the human soul and spirit. In this new series I challenge the power of the images changing the original ones. It is an attempt to start a war against the images
— Liu Bolin

 As the artist shares “in my latest solo show I explore what, in an era of intense virtualization, remains real. Is what we see really what we get?” For this series Liu Bolin has hacked institutional websites where some images have been changed. He has taken away the original image to replace it with one of his. Barely visible the artist hides in those pictures. The only thing one can see is the light in his hand. It is a light he tries to shed on reality.

 

Gallery Magda Danysz

From 23 May, 2015 to 20 June, 2015

188 Linqing Road (x Pingliang Road), Shanghai

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