LI WEI PRESENTS AN OUTDOOR EXHIBITION AT PARC DE LA VILLETTE, PARISLi Wei19 Jun,2012|INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Be blown away in Paris with Li Wei's performance based gigantic photographs which are currently lining the alleys of the Parc de la Villette in Paris.Li Wei's stagings of chaotic situations, impossible actions, and unlikely occurrences give way to performances that defy the laws of gravity with  a large dose of irony and an acid sense of humour.  The resulting photographs presented by Li Wei reflect diverse social and political topics with a language code that is easily understandable by anyone anywhere in the world.

Li Wei (born 1970 in Hubei, China) lives and works in Beijing. Since 2000 he has regularly shown his work in China, the U.S. and Europe in private galleries, museums and institutional centers. Exhibitions include Open Art Platform at the Performance Art Festival, 2000, Constructed Reality - Beijing/Hong Kong Conceptual Photography at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Scar - Chinese Conceptual Photography at the Exhibition Hall of Capital Normal University, 2001, and Flying – Performance, Photography, Videos, Beijing Red Square, 2002.

Abroad he has been included in shows such as Mois de la Photo. Histories de Chine in Auxerre, France, 2002, China Art Now. Out of the Red at the FlashArt Museum in Italy and the Prague Biennial, 2003, Between Past and Future. New Photography and Video from China in ICP, Asia Society, New York and Smart Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Officina Asia at Galleria d’Arte Moderna Cesena, Bologna Italy. Other recent exhibitions include Tiananmen, in Paris, and MMAC Japan, Artificial Merriment Melbourne Australia, 2004, and Between Past and Future at the Seattle Art Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2005.

The exhibition is running until 19 August 2012, don't miss it!

http://www.villette.com/fr/agenda/Li-Wei-2012.htm

Address:
Etablissement Public du Parc et de la grande Halle de la Villette
211, avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris