Liu Wei 'Inside the White Cube' (2012)

Liu Wei 'Inside the White Cube' (2012)

Text by Pauline J. Yao
Edited by Honey Luard and Dorothy Feaver
Designed by Jonathan Hares
231 x 167 mm, softback
64 pages, 30 colour and 1 black and white illustration
ISBN 978-1-906072-62-9
Published by White Cube, 2012

In the practice of Beijing-based artist Liu Wei (b.1972), the rapid expansion of his surrounding urban environment in China and the world at large is explored through a variety of media, including sculpture, painting and installation. In the exhibition, which this publication accompanied, Liu created visionary forms of architecture in two major sculptural installations using found materials such as printed matter and salvaged timber frames. These works are reproduced in full and in details, accompanied by an essay by Hong Kong-based writer, curator and educator Pauline Yao.

Inside the White Cube is a strand in the gallery’s programming that focuses attention on artists previously not widely exhibited. Accompanying a number of the exhibitions are modest softback books offered as an introduction to artist’s practise. Often the first publication devoted to the artist, these books are produced in a limited run of 500 copies, and are highly collectable.

Contributors: Pauline J. Yao is a writer, curator and educator based in Hong Kong and Beijing, where she co-founded the non-profit art space Arrow Factory in 2008. She was previously Assistant Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Co-Director of Osage Art and Ideas, Hong Kong.

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