Join Beijing-based artist and curator Liu Ding for his exclusive performance. With a DJ mixing Baroque music and Chinese voices, 2-D reproductions of artworks from the Tate collection and a spinning mirror ball, Almost Avant-Garde has been created especially for BMW Tate Live Performance Room and invites you to join in live via www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive
The recorded Chinese voices are from interviews Liu Ding conducted with Chinese artists and art critics active in the 1990s in which they describe their work, experiences, expectations and understanding of art. Liu Ding uses the work to reflect on the Chinese art communitys aspirations to be modern and contemporary. Translations will be projected onto the walls of the Performance Room.
In 2012 Liu Ding had his first solo exhibition in theUnited States at the Frye Art Museum,Seattle. In 2009 he was chosen to represent Chinaat the 53rd Venice Biennale and has exhibited extensively in the UKand internationally.
Enter the online BMW Tate Live Performance Room via www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive at 20:00 hrs in the UK and exactly the same moment across time zones on the specified dates – 15.00 hrs on the East Coast of America, 21.00 hrs in mainland Europe and 23.00 hrs in Russia.
During the performance you are encouraged to chat with other viewers from around the world via Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and to ask the artist or curator questions which will be answered at the end of the performance during the live Q&A. You can access the latest updates @TateLive using #BMWTateLive, Tate Facebook or Tate Google+.
- Watch live online at www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive