A second chance to watch Liu Ding’s performance of Almost Avantgarde captured live Thursday, 16 May, 2013 at Tate Modern.
Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived exclusively for the online space. Performances are streamed live from the Performance Room at Tate Modern and then made available to watch online after the event. Find out more about the 2013 Performance Room Series: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/eventseries/bmw-tate-live-2013-performance-room
Liu Ding’s Almost Avantgarde is an exclusive performance created especially for the Performance Room’s online, global audience. Almost Avantgarde draws upon interviews Liu Ding conducted with Chinese artists and art critics active in the 1990s. These recordings are played in the Performance Room, they describe their work, experiences, expectations and understanding of art whilst translations are projected onto the walls of the Performance Room. Liu Ding explores the Chinese art community’s aspirations to be modern and contemporary in this online work.
Liu Ding (b. 1976, China) is a Beijing based artist and curator, his work often challenges and questions the status of artists and art institutions. Liu Ding has exhibited in the UK and internationally, with his first solo exhibition at the Frye Art Museum in 2012. In 2009 Liu Ding was chosen to represent China at the 53rd Venice Biennale.