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Liu Xiaodong: Borders/Fronteras

Liu Xiaodong: Borders/Fronteras

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Liu Xiaodong: Borders/Fronteras

W030849 | $29.95 / 10% library disc.
Exhibition Catalog

Dallas Contemporary, 2021. Published in association with Mousse Publishing, Milan.

112 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 23 x 17 cm. Trilingual in Chinese, English and Spanish. Hardcover.

ISBN 9788867494125

“As much a portrait of the transformed artist as it is a collective rendering of those who call the border home.” –Brooklyn Rail. For eight weeks, Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong (born 1962) embedded himself within Mexico–US border communities such as Ciudad Juárez, El Paso, Eagle Pass, Piedras Negras, Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, to capture the lives and trials of the people living there. A leading figure of Chinese NeoRealism, Liu, in loose brushstrokes, paints everything from border agents on both sides carrying out their duties to Mexican families barbecuing on the banks of the Rio Grande. Also included in this clothbound volume are Liu’s reference photographs of these border communities; studies based on those photographs showing how he builds his compositions; and pages of his notes taken throughout his lengthy journey. Peter Doroshenko, director of the Dallas Contemporary, writes in an essay for the book: “every painting captures a decisive moment, locking individual narratives down forever, reflecting numerous cultural reference. Text by Peter Doroshenko.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- China -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

Artist(s): Liu Xiaodong

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