Myriad Beings
Published: Sep 06, 2011 09:35 AM
There are a lot of ways to look at this. Photo: Xu Wei

For artist Liu Wei, old used wooden door frames and beams have been the best raw materials for his two-year-long project, Myriad Beings. He reassembled these construction wastes with the help of scaffolds and giant screws into several giant Transformer-sized robot-like art works.

Liu now has been exhibiting these giant "robots" as well as other installations at Today Art Museum from last Friday. Through it, he hopes to answer the question that he raised about "exhibiting" itself.

"The exhibition in fact is a process where the artist thinks and takes actions upon some certain social issues. Meanwhile, it is also running through the process that he (or she) discovers and self-question own art creating experience," the 1972-born artist told the Global Times.

In the show, he designs and reforms the consciousness and finally brings down the answers with installations. We find out that materials like plants, wood and metal can be renamed by redesign.

The curator Guo Xiaoyan commented that the artist created the images and scenes to display his thinking and experience about social problems and realities. This project follows the artist's Shanghai solo exhibition in April, which mainly featured his installation and sculpture works.

After graduating from China Academy of Art in 1996, Liu mainly devoted his efforts to oil paintings and held several big exhibitions both home and abroad. But in recent years he turned to art forms like installations and sculptures.

Where: Today Art Museum

When: Until Saturday

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