Liu Bolin: the sociology of the invisible body

August 27– September 15, 2012 / CSUN Art Galleries, West Gallery

Public Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4 – 7 pm Gallery talk: Wednesday, September 5, 10 am

Through the photographs of the performance work and sculpture of the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Liu Bolin, this exhibition explores the interaction of art and society in contemporary China and the complex relationship between individuals and the living environment that they at once rely upon and are confined within. Works included in this exhibition focus on Liu's observation and comment of the political, economic and social environment that has shaped the way Chinese people perceive themselves in a rapidly changing contemporary society. His work also reveals the tension between individuals and society as a whole, a topic that shares a worldwide relevance.

Curator: Dr. Meiqin Wang

Curatorial Team:
Curatorial research: Sarah Gordon
Education and public outreach: Nicole Rossi
Graphics: April Bey, Taylor O'Marah, and Xiaoqian Wang
Exhibition website: Joshua Hernandez and Tyrone Lavigne
Exhibition installation: Carole Elkins, Hilda Galan, and Jeffery Robison