Liu Chuang

Chinese, born 1978

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Liu Chuang

Chinese, born 1978

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Liu Chuang toys with the boundaries of social practice, pushing them to their limits. A conceptual and performance artist, Liu mines the tension between consensus and individualism through his exploration of the rapidly evolving Chinese landscape. His goal is to uncover the rarely questioned underlying structures of daily life and to expose them as constructions. His 2010 intervention Dance Partners involved two identical cars driving the minimum speed limit in unison along a highway. In their refusal to conform to the standard pace of traffic, the cars introduced a quiet revolt, while their synchronicity symbolized a moment of personal community within the overcrowded, anonymous urban environment.

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Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art, and 1 more
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New Museum Triennial, and 1 more
Biography

Liu Chuang toys with the boundaries of social practice, pushing them to their limits. A conceptual and performance artist, Liu mines the tension between consensus and individualism through his exploration of the rapidly evolving Chinese landscape. His goal is to uncover the rarely questioned underlying structures of daily life and to expose them as constructions. His 2010 intervention Dance Partners involved two identical cars driving the minimum speed limit in unison along a highway. In their refusal to conform to the standard pace of traffic, the cars introduced a quiet revolt, while their synchronicity symbolized a moment of personal community within the overcrowded, anonymous urban environment.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 3 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Liu Chuang
20 Chinese Emerging Artists You Should Know
Jul 30th, 2016
Contemporary Chinese Artists Highlight the Complexities of Simple Life
Apr 1st, 2014
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