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Thursday 28 March 2013


Liu Tao left Shanghai for Beijing to start his 6 month residency. JUMP START!

Sunday 10 March 2013

HomeLand Installation View

Friday 8 March 2013

we are setting up HomeLand

today is women's day. Oh wow! MY DAY! (???) Here it was definitely Liu Tao's day and the great people helping us setting up his show.

And we eat noodles, drink beer and listen to Air!!

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Lao Yao and Liu Tao

Saturday 2 March 2013


Tuesday 15 January 2013

Liu Tao's new works from back home 刘涛在江西老家拍摄的新作

Photographer Liu Tao is spending some time in his parents home town, Gao'an City in Jiangxi province. 

Never tired of using his camera, we just received new works:



Monday 26 November 2012

Susanne is looking at things ... 看作品的苏苏...

one after noon at stageBACK.

me, he, his works



Saturday 17 November 2012

Installation view of Liu Tao's "a weak road" at PHOTO OFF 巴黎PHOTO OFF,刘涛《微路》系列正在布展

on view till Sunday evening 展览至当地时间周日晚

Friday 9 November 2012

Liu Tao at PHOTO OFF 刘涛作品之巴黎PHOTO OFF艺博会

stage候台BACK is proud to present Liu Tao's solo presentation "a weak road" at the "salon PHOTO OFF"  in Paris next week. 

Click HERE to see their website.





The weak walks on a weak road, naked body is as light as float snow. Don’t cut feet to fit shoes, be profligate as everything will go back to origin.


One day, when I read Study Record, I was shocked to see the words “Snow floating on the soup”, 

It was just precise----time is only a huge plate of soup, any individual is forced to accept the fate of decoction. We are the food of time. Residue of food or even nothing exist is the same future by different routes.


However, the modern civilization within full of money games is keeping preaching ‘Enjoy Now’. The weak Individuals can’t help swaying, and finally join the crazy party: the dish of time soup. Everyone loses the fears to time, just like the prisoner who has got a chance to escape from death future, provoking and mocking at time at will.



They ruin everything, not only old buildings and the history, but also the tininess that why a person becomes a person. They believe themselves are great. They believe in that they are walking on a great way, along which people will have a brand new future for sure. They believe they are shining and they brighten the time which was inanimate previously. How amazing: they motivate the world and give it a passionate life. They are deeply proud of the elegant images they left in the soup of time. They are intoxicated with the magic of the mixture of authority and violence. They control themselves, shake the world as well.



No matter where, China or the United States, the faces with tears of excitement when hearing the great way always occupy the screens we cannot avoid watching. The individual is forced to accept a new time system, a new kind of suffering. In this system, people thus possess a spiritual appearance, and a right one.


Sitting in front of the screen, we accept the baptism under those exciting words never-falling. We are becoming cleaner, holier and more emotional from day to day. Every day we see the world getting more and more prosperous, which is so strong and so great. We are moved to tears while we are killing the wrong spiritualism in our bodies.





Being insulted and damaged is definitely wrong, the screen is always right. However, who is guiding time? Who is casting time?


Suspecting is wrong, which beat us mercilessly and take love, beauty and kindness away from us. It will lead us to have nothing, bleeding eyes and tired to death.




The Weak Road is a song of skeptics. He is eager to own a screen in which he can fill his disobeyal and to keep his suspicion.

Wednesday 31 October 2012

stage候台BACK news from Paris候台画廊来自巴黎的新消息

stage候台BACK is still cruising around Paris with good news to report:

contract signature of Laurent Friquet and VP editions for "make room pogonirique"

Liu Tao's confirmation of solo show at PHOTO OFF in two weeks in Paris.


和行为艺术家Laurent FriquetVP editions就展览"make room pogonirique"签署合同

刘涛的个展确定两周内在巴黎PHOTO OFF艺博会展出

Sunday 14 October 2012

Liu Tao 刘涛 at CUT/LOG

Liu Tao, top to bottom: A Weak Road No.16 微路No.16, A Weak Road No.27 微路No.27, A Weak Road No.73 微路No.27,

all Giclee print on Innova fine art paper, 31 x 20 cm, ed.1/18, 2012