A playful journey into the Chameleonesque’s performances of Liu Bolin. Will you find him? Looking for the invisible man, you may get more than what you thought.
The most complete monograph of the art phenomenon of the year. This playful little book takes us into the magical performances of Liu Bolin. For each of his works, Liu Bolin stands still for hours, being meticulously painted to melt into his surroundings before having the photograph taken. Like a Chameleon, Liu Bolin appears and disappears in his images. From China to Italy, from a highway to a supermarket, wherever he is, he just disappears! Far from being merely playful, Liu Bolin’s performances go beyond a simple game of hide-and-seek to make us notice what we no longer see in the world.
"What we see is the wonderfully successful realization of the question that I had tried to address with my Instamatic and my clumsiness. There is the world, and then there is the human being. The human being is so fragile that a ghost would be more solid. This human being, which is gradually fading away."
Liu Bolin : Hidden in the city
Text : Geneviève Brisac