PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Liu Ding’s Thinking: Between Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces

19 November 2009 - 14 January 2010

Liu Ding’s Thinking: Between Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces
Liu Ding’s Thinking: Between Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces
 
This exhibition is a platform and context for Liu Ding to offer his own thinking as an artist to be the subject for presentation, examination and discussion, rather than just his artworks.
 
This exhibition is an extensive grouping of his latest works from the last few years. For this show, the artist has singled out a number of key works, which are representative of the diversity of artistic directions he’s pursuing in his thinking. The selection and combination of works in this context were based on their visual but more importantly conceptual relations among one another, rather than highlighting any one single piece of work. These works are interwoven, mixed and paralleling to each other to give form to a rich and dynamic scenario.
 
The title of this exhibition makes references to the two specific notions of “small garden” and “small marketplace”. He intends to evoke the atmosphere and philosophical connotations of these two public spaces, instead of arranging his works in the exhibition based on the physical orders of these two kinds of spaces. 
Sketches in the Garden

Liu Ding

Sketches in the Garden
1994
Mixed media
Cm 210 x 85

Sketches in the Garden
1994 - Mixed media - Cm 210 x 85

A man kissing a wolf

Liu Ding

A man kissing a wolf
2007
Marble, taxidermy
Cm 220 x 70 x 150

A man kissing a wolf
2007 - Marble, taxidermy - Cm 220 x 70 x 150

A man fucking a chicken

Liu Ding

A man fucking a chicken
2007
Marble, taxidermy
Cm 60 x 80 x 120

A man fucking a chicken
2007 - Marble, taxidermy - Cm 60 x 80 x 120

Hero

Liu Ding

Hero
2007
White and black marble
Cm 210 x 30

Hero
2007 - White and black marble - Cm 210 x 30

Untitled
Untitled
2008
Black marble, butterflies
Cm 120 x 200 x 100

Untitled
2008 - Black marble, butterflies - Cm 120 x 200 x 100

Experience and Ideology n°1

Liu Ding

Experience and Ideology n°1
2008
Photography
Cm 50 x 105

Experience and Ideology n°1
2008 - Photography - Cm 50 x 105

Experience and Ideology n°2

Liu Ding

Experience and Ideology n°2
2008
Photography
Cm 50 x 105

Experience and Ideology n°2
2008 - Photography - Cm 50 x 105

Experience and Ideology n°3

Liu Ding

Experience and Ideology n°3
2008
Photography
Cm 50 x 105

Experience and Ideology n°3
2008 - Photography - Cm 50 x 105

Liu Ding

Liu Ding

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Oil on canvas
Cm 60 x 90

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Oil on canvas - Cm 60 x 90

Liu Ding

Liu Ding

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Oil on canvas
Cm 60 x 90

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Oil on canvas - Cm 60 x 90

Liu Ding

Liu Ding

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Oil on canvas
Cm 60 x 90

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Oil on canvas - Cm 60 x 90

Liu Ding

Liu Ding

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Oil on canvas
Cm 60 x 90

Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Oil on canvas - Cm 60 x 90

The Curvature of Matter (The tilted telecommunications tower with flower-shaped neon lights)

Liu Ding

The Curvature of Matter (The tilted telecommunications tower with flower-shaped neon lights)
2009
Black steel and neon lights
Variable dimensions

The Curvature of Matter (The tilted telecommunications tower with flower-shaped neon lights)
2009 - Black steel and neon lights - Variable dimensions

 Grey from Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces

Liu Ding

Grey from Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces
2009
Mixed media
Cm 170 x 130 x 32

Grey from Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces
2009 - Mixed media - Cm 170 x 130 x 32

The Curvature of Matter ( A blank road sign)

Liu Ding

The Curvature of Matter ( A blank road sign)
2009
Black steel
Variable dimensions

The Curvature of Matter ( A blank road sign)
2009 - Black steel - Variable dimensions

The Curvature of Matter (Black box)

Liu Ding

The Curvature of Matter (Black box)
2009
Black steel and neon lights
Variable dimensions

The Curvature of Matter (Black box)
2009 - Black steel and neon lights - Variable dimensions

The Curvature of Matter (Fences with graffiti-strip-shaped neon lights)

Liu Ding

The Curvature of Matter (Fences with graffiti-strip-shaped neon lights)
2009
Black steel and neon lights
Variable dimensions

The Curvature of Matter (Fences with graffiti-strip-shaped neon lights)
2009 - Black steel and neon lights - Variable dimensions