Liu Ding, "Almost Avantgarde",  2013

Liu Ding, “Almost Avantgarde”, 2013 © Liu Ding Courtesy Tate Modern

Liu Ding launched Liu Ding’s Store in 2008, a continuing project using the economic model of a shop as a platform for discussion on the creation of value in the art world. For Performance Room, the artist will examine the relationship between the Chinese avant garde and the Western history of modernism with music and life-size cardboard reproductions of artworks. BMW Tate Live: Liu Ding is going to open on  May 16, 2013.

Audiences are invited to enter the online BMW Tate Live Performance Room via 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. The global online audience are encouraged to chat with other viewers via social media channels during the performance and to put questions to the artist or curator for the live Q&A following, using their Twitter, Facebook or Google+ accounts. The latest updates will be available by following @TateLive, using #BMWTateLive; Tate Facebook; or Tate Google+.

This innovative format offers international audiences an opportunity to experience entirely new live works at Tate without leaving their computer screens and to join a discussion about the work online. Each performance is archived and available to view online after the live event. Previous artists in the series are Jérôme Bel, Pablo Bronstein, Emily Roysdon and Harrell Fletcher.

© Liu Ding

© Liu Ding

About Liu Ding

Liu Ding was born in 1976 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. He is an artist and a curator based in Beijing. Curatorial work is integral to his artistic practice. His conceptual art project Liu Ding’s Store, begun in 2008, is a continuing project that discusses and presents the various visible and invisible mechanisms in the art system for the formation of value. Liu has shown his works in art institutions including the Turner Museum and the Arnolfini Gallery in the UK, the Kunsthalle Wien in Austria, the Astrup Fearnley Modern Art Museum in Norway, the Sao Paolo National Museum of Art in Brazil, the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, the RasquArt Center in Switzerland, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Italy, the Seoul Municipal Museum of Art in Korea, among others. He was chosen in 2009 as a representative of China at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Little Movements: Self-Practices in Contemporary Art, the project he and Carol Yinghua Lu initiated and curated together, was exhibited at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shenzhen in September 2011, and will go on an international tour from 2012.

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room © Tate Modern

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room © Tate Modern

About BMW Tate Live: Performance Room

Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived exclusively for the online space, and the first artistic programme created purely for live web broadcast. Tate Modern invites Joan Jonas, Liu Ding, Ragnar Kjartansson, Daniel Linehan and more to participate in this unique programme in 2013. Performances take place in the Performance Room at Tate Modern in London and each performance is archived and available to view online after the event. BMW Tate Live is a partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space.

Courtesy of the artist and Tate Modern, for further information please visit BMW Tate Live: Performance Room.

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