Liu Bolin. Visible/invisible
15 May 2019 / 15 September 2019
MUDEC PHOTO hosts the second photographic exhibition since its opening and has entrusted Liu Bolin with the task of recounting his art in person, with a performance, one month before the opening of the exhibition, expressly created for the MUDEC which has, as a background, the iconic pieces of its permanent collection, and especially with a exhibition “Visible Invisible”.
“Visible Invisible” is an exhibition specially designed for the exhibition spaces of the MUDEC, promoted by the Municipality of Milano-Cultura, MUDEC and produced by 24 ORE Cultura, in collaboration with the Boxart Gallery, curated by Beatrice Benedetti.
Emblematic places, social issues, known and secret cultural identities: Liu Bolin endorses the poetics of hiding to become thing among things, to show that all the places, all the objects, even the smallest ones, have a soul that characterizes them and in which one can blend, vanish, identify himself into the Whole: a philosophy born in the East, but which has conquered the entire world, especially the Western one.
Contradictions between past and present, between power wielded and power endured; it is the opposite and complementary interpretation of the nature of things, documented by the images of Liu Bolin. Denunciation? Critical reflection? Political and social protest? Liu Bolin's photographs have different levels of interpretation, besides their expressive immediacy.