Liu Bolin, ‘The Invisible Man’

We all want to hide at times, when you fart in a family restaurant, when your girlfriend wants to ‘talk’, when Uncle Jim makes a racist comment at the dinner table or in Liu’s case, when the Chinese government try to completely black out an artist village.
By camouflaging himself as Beijing refrigerators and phone boxes he becomes part of the background, inoffensive and silent, like a blank canvas. But all blank canvases have potential and Liu can potentially draw attention to anything he wishes to stand in front of, whether it be a Communist slogan or the tiles of the 9/11 memorial. X Factor contestants could save a lot of time and tears if they commissioned Liu Bolin for a day.


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