at FRYE ART MUSEUM, Seattle, USA
14 July – 9 September 2012
The Frye Museum present the first solo exhibition in the United States of work by one of China’s leading conceptual artists, Liu Ding.
Liu employs the economic model of a shop as a platform for discussion on the creation of value in the art world. Liu Ding’s Store was launched in the summer of 2008. Liu Ding’s Store frequently makes appearances in an assortment of contexts and situations, from social and cultural events to art exhibitions. Through different approaches that include product pricing, promotion, marketing, and circulation, Liu seeks to investigate, understand, and discuss value—particularly the complex characteristics of value in art—as well as the rules, mechanisms, and politics behind the creation of value. At the same time, it is an art practice that expresses the artist’s political imagination.
In the summer of 2012 Liu Ding will participate in the launch of the Tate Modern’s new experimental program, The Tanks.
For further information, visit the websites fryemuseum.org/exhibition/4548/