“Agent L”, the first solo exhibition of Liu Xinyi presents his recent installation and video works in the past two years.
If the task of politicians could be to clean up the chaos phenomena in clue, and thus offer a clear view of the world to us, then, artist perhaps should do something else. For the curiosity to the guiding mechanism of public discourse, Liu Xinyi creates works that focus on observing political experience in the contemporary world. His tasks include collecting various forms of political knowledge, mixing up its logic and combining it into unexpected contexts, with the aim of transforming those undoubted facts into new perceptions of the world. His recent projects continue his line of investigation into political comprehension. With a keen sense of humour, the artist explores the ambiguous boundaries between consciousness and the absurd.
Born in 1982 in Hangzhou, Liu Xinyi had his BA in China Academy of Art, Hangzhou in 2007 and graduated from Goldsmiths College, London with MFA in 2010. He currently lives and works in Hangzhou.