Expo | Absorb

Expo | Absorb

The performances and videos of Li Binyuan (1985) bring about a sense of catharsis. Whether he stands within an inch of a rapidly rotating, man-sized circular saw, or holds up a board against a thundering waterfall for several minutes, in the end something essential has changed. Something was accomplished. Hidden behind his exhausting, apparently pointless actions are personal emotions and contemplations, a yearning to connect with an environment and a society where he, as an artist and individual, remains a strange phenomenon. 

In the works he shows in MU from 10 May to 30 June, Li Binyua…

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The performances and videos of Li Binyuan (1985) bring about a sense of catharsis. Whether he stands within an inch of a rapidly rotating, man-sized circular saw, or holds up a board against a thundering waterfall for several minutes, in the end something essential has changed. Something was accomplished. Hidden behind his exhausting, apparently pointless actions are personal emotions and contemplations, a yearning to connect with an environment and a society where he, as an artist and individual, remains a strange phenomenon. 

In the works he shows in MU from 10 May to 30 June, Li Binyuan often measures himself against the water; element of recovery, of uncontrollable violence, of rhythm, transformation and reflection. With each performance, carefully thought out or created spontaneously on his travels, he stages a universal experience. A necessity. You don’t need to understand the contemporary Chinese context to know: this is someone doing what he has to do. 

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  • every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until June 30th, 2019from 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Saturday until June 30th, 2019from 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Sunday until June 30th, 2019from 13:00 to 17:00