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  • 06.09.13

In “Gun Rack,” Invisible Artist Liu Bolin Finds a New Hiding Place

The invisible man takes on a very visible issue.

In “Gun Rack,” Invisible Artist Liu Bolin Finds a New Hiding Place

Chinese artist Liu Bolin is known for disappearing into all kinds of landscapes: grocery store aisles, chain-link fences, and even a fashion display for Valentino. HIs work is a form of protest against the Chinese government, which has often tried to silence artists critical of the regime.

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Bolin’s newest exhibit, Mask, will be at the Eli Klein Gallery in New York through July 21. Entitled “Gun Rack,” it was inspired by a 2012 Chinese law that requires citizens to show ID when buying a knife longer than 15cm long and by the general issue of international arms and weapons control.

Watch as the artist is literally painted into his own creation.

From DesignBoom.

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Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.

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