Continually interested in the boundaries between artistic, social and political practices, Liu Ding’s varied output includes: roundtable discussions and interviews, published theoretical texts, performances, lectures, curatorial projects, exhibitions and a commercial store, Liu Ding’s Store. In addition to employing these differing channels, Liu Ding draws on many sources and collaborators that shape his practice and its reception, from hired traditional painters to professional actors. His interest in broadening perspectives of history beyond national identity lends itself to discussions of global commonality and shared visual, physical or psychological experiences. Liu Ding’s central focus in the exhibition is the notion of the ‘New Man’. This term appeared frequently in the Communist government’s rhetoric and propaganda to enforce a vision of revolution, one of re-configured traditions

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