Li Ran, Somewhat Abstract, Somewhat Realistic, 2019, Two-channel HD video, black and white & color, sound, 4’55”

Questions such as Abstract and Realistic, Realism and Classicism have always been part of the problem of self-presupposition in the Chinese art industry, and now this presupposition seems to bring us to a kind of thorny land. No matter it is our self-expression or the imagination of “the other”, this splitting and ambiguous face has become a new spokesperson. In the Cilm, I convinced the photographer who often works with me to play the roles of model and makeup artist together.

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The artist addressed in her own room, acting as an Islamic girl. She toke the article which was written by a physical anthropologist analyzing his own body as the chief source. He analyzes the body structure,,physiognomy characteristic and blood lineage gene objectively in detail and fabricates a ceremony scene according to the authentic materials. He attempts to abandon emotion and focus on his own body, resist the over-spiritual confinement by traditional religion and try to make a balance between them. “I give up all of my prejudice and create my body by natural facts.

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