Liu Wei, 瞎子摸鱼 [Blind fishing in troubled waters] 7a*11d 2014 PHOTO Henry Chan

瞎子摸鱼 [Blind fishing in troubled waters]
Thursday October 30 8 pm
Artscape Youngplace

My recent work has been concerned with the environment and social institutions, drawing from personal experience within the Chinese social and political system. I am interested in relationships of power between the individual and the collective, particularly in light of the “Chinese Dream” slogan that encourages young people to pursue their dreams by contributing to the revitalization of the nation.

Based in Chengdu, Liu Wei is a prominent figure in a new wave of performance art in China. He holds an MFA from the department of oil painting at the Sichuan Academy of Art (2010). Since graduating, he has presented his work at several festivals and exhibitions in China (Chengdu, Changsha, Chongqing, Wuzhen, Guangzhou), Macau (MIPAF, 2011), Myanmar (MIMAF, 2012), Thailand (Asiatopia, 2013), and Sweden (Live Action, 2014).

Alison Cooley’s eyewitness account

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