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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Liu “The Invisible Man” Bolin

March 8th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

"Individual rights often disappear amid the roaring sound of the government's will."

Name: Liu Bolin

Age: 38

Hails from: Beijing, China

Occupation: Visual Artist

Known for: Appearing to disappear. China Daily just did a feature on Liu, a Chinese performance artist who camouflages himself into everyday surroundings for photographs using an awe-inspiring combination of paint and patience. Liu has created over 80 “invisible” works since 2006 and has been featured in museums across Europe and the US–one of the few modern Chinese artists to be recognized by the worldwide art market.

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Pots ‘n’ Pan-Asian

May 6th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Those of you in the Bay Area oughta hightail it over to the Asian Art Museum and check out Beijing artist Zhan Wang’s exhibition “On Gold Mountain.” It’s a sculptural representasian of the Chinese immigrant experience and includes a San Francisco cityscape constructed entirely out of pots, pans, and silverware. If you look closely, you can see that the Transamerica Pyramid is made out of a CHEESE GRATER. How cool is that?

“On Gold Mountain” runs until the 25th of May.

Thanks, Jasmine!

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