Camouflage

Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin, Instant Noodles, 2012 (detail)

Staged and photographed in situ, Liu Bolin’s images depict meticulously painted human bodies – often his own – hiding in the surroundings of everyday spaces and places; discoverable if the viewer chooses to look attentively.

Liu Bolin: Camouflage examines Liu Bolin’s career over almost two decades, from his best-known Hiding in the City series initiated in 2005 until the present day. Featuring existing bodies of photographic works alongside a special live performance, the exhibition aims to demonstrate how the artist’s strategy of camouflage has allowed him to produce images which resonate globally with viewers across time and place.

Part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019