Ballarat International Foto Biennale

24 Aug - 20 Oct 2019
Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is Australia’s leading photographic festival showcasing work from significant international and Australian photographers that is new, previously unseen in Australia or contextualised afresh. 
 
Headlining the 2019 Biennale is an exhibition of work by photographer and social activist, Liu Bolin titled Camouflage.  
 
One of China’s most prominent living artists, Liu Bolin deftly traverses the mediums of performance, photography and social activism. Dubbed the ‘invisible man’ by media, Bolin dissects the tense   relationship   between   the   individual   and   society   by ‘disappearing’ into environments that are sites of intrigue, contention and criticism — particularly in his home country, China. He then engages his audience by asking them to search for  the  invisible  man  —  a  metaphoric  representation  of  those who have been forgotten as China rises to economic fiefdom. Having exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; and Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Bolin cemented his global renown with a TED talk given in 2013 that went on to be viewed by millions across the world. Since then he has collaborated with the likes of Annie Liebowitz, the United Nations, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and The Louvre, while continuing to develop new work and exhibiting extensively.  

 
Image: Liu Bolin, Balloon No. 1, 2012 (detail)

Opening hours
Open Daily 10am-5pm
Address
Ballarat, Victoria, 3350
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Please visit www.ballaratfoto.org for information about tickets.

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