Liu Ding delivers the paper, ‘I Simply Appear in the Company of...’ as a part of the 'Artists as Curator: Collaborative Practices' symposium at the Whitechapel Gallery, 19 April 2013.
Liu Ding will explore in this presentation the notions of ‘curating from an artist's perspective’ and ‘curating as a backstage activity’, relating how the works, thinking, opinions and experiences of other artistic practitioners are engaged in their own artworks and how his work appears in the company of other artworks in exhibitions he has curated. Liu Ding will also discuss strategies of engagement with art histories, exhibition research, space design, choice of artworks and publishing as an artistic practice.
– Liu Ding, abstract, ‘I Simply Appear in the Company of...’
Liu Ding is an artist and curator based in Beijing. His conceptual art project Liu Ding's Store, begun in 2008, is a ongoing project that discusses and presents the various visible and invisible mechanisms for the formation of value in the art system. He represented China at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. He co-curated ‘Little Movements: Self-Practice in Contemporary Art’, a research and exhibition project, with Carol Yinghua Lu at OCAT Shenzhen in 2011, which will travel to Museion, Bolzano in June 2013. He also co-curated the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale in 2012. In 2013, he will present his new work Almost Avantgarde at Tate Modern, London.