Shiyuan, Liu b.1985 / If It Wasn't
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about this work
If it wasn’t consists of nine photo-collages, each measuring 6.5 x 8.5 cm. The collages are made from C-printed landscape photographs, taken from the google-image search engine. Each of the prints are covered by a vintage fruit sticker with a golden edge that have been picked up at a flea market in Shenzhen. In this work Shiyuan pays special attention to the ways in which we, on a daily basis are confronted with vast amounts of visual content, and further how this exposure affects the ways in which we develop parameters for valuing visual content. If it wasn’t questions the tendency towards valuing physically tangible image-objects over the vast amount of virtually accessible imagery, almost no matter the actual content of the actual imagery.

Liu Shiyuan (b.1985, China)

If It Wasn't, 2012

9 C-prints, fruit stickers with gilded outlines
Frame: 42.7 x 31.7 cm.
Frame: 16 13/16 x 12 1/2 in.
Provenance:
Leo Xu Projects Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M Works On Paper Far East

exhibitions

Frieze Art Fair
New York, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

From "Happiness" To "Whatever"
Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
September 2015 - October 2015

The Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth (Liu Shiyuan Solo Exhibition)
White Space Beijing, China
March 2013 - May 2013

Re-en-act
International Artist Studio, Shenzen, China
October 2012 - November 2012

Artwork History
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