Update – 7-Nov
The Artist is collaborating with Liu Bolin from 7th Nov – 17th Dec
Through this project the artist intends to probe into the mass production and circulation of information on Internet today, challenging the viewer to question what is above and beneath the surface. Appropriating the image of Guernica Liu Bolin imbeds himself and others into the masterpiece and historical legacy, declaring their position as individuals within the history of Spanish civil war, making a plea for humanity and freedom. Through recreating the imagery of human suffering and devastation of war symbolized in the painting, the project is Liu Bolin’s attempt to reflect on the complex relationship between the past and the present, the reality and the illusion, as well as individuality and history.
Guernica is a painting produced in 1937 by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
One of the most influential political paintings in the world with strong message against war although critiques interpret it ambiguous.