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Thursday 28 March 2013

JUMP!

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

HomeLand

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:

摄影师刘涛正在老家江西高安县陪伴父母。

但他对摄影毫不厌倦,我们刚刚收到了他的新作:

Monday 26 November 2012

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

one after noon at stageBACK.

me, he, his works

侯台画廊,某个午后

我,他,他的作品

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.

#16

微路A WEAK ROAD

 

弱者微路行,赤身浮雪轻。削足适履景,恣意浓汤凝。

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.

某日,翻《传习录》,看到汤中浮雪四个字,当下惊心——妙语如斯哉,洪荒挛结跳荡的宇宙,时间对我们不恰是一盘巨大的浓汤,任何个体都被迫接受煎熬的命运。我们是时间的食料。稀烂以至于残骸殆尽是殊途同归的未来。

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.

但充斥着金钱游戏的现代文明不断以华丽的信息鼓吹着享受当下的劲风,微弱的个体无法自控地随之摇摆,最终加入了这场在时间这盘浓汤中疯狂作乱的派对。每个人都像赢得了从死亡这个未来一劳永逸地背离出来的机会的囚犯一般对时间失去了敬畏,他们对时间百般嘲弄,万般挑衅。

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.


#27

他们毁掉一切。并不仅仅是古老的建筑。并不仅仅是历史。更包括人之为人的那份渺小。他们坚信自己是伟大的,坚信自己走着一条伟路,沿着它,人类必将拥有一个全新的未来。他们相信自己正在发光,时间仿佛因之变亮,而此前时间是死气沉沉的。多么叫人惊叹,他们活跃了这个时代,给了它激情四溢的生命。他们深深地骄傲于自己在时间的汤面里优雅征服优雅扫荡的形象,陶醉于权力与暴力共舞的深深魔力。他们不但掌握了自己,还撼动了世界。

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.


#58

不论是在中国,还是美国,因宣告伟路而激动流泪的面孔,总是占据着放肆朝向我们的屏幕。个体被迫接受一种新的时间制度,一种新的煎熬。在这种时间制度中,人的灵性有了样子,并且有了正确的样子。

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.

坐在屏幕前,接受激动的词汇滔滔不绝地洗礼我们的身心。我们将一天一天地变得干净,变得圣洁,变得热爱激动。我们一天一天地看着世界变得如此繁华,如此强壮,如此伟大。我们因为杀掉体内错误的灵性而激动流泪。

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.

 

#59


#64

被侮辱与被损害的将永远是错误的。而屏幕将永远正确。但是,谁在引导时间,什么在铸造时间?

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

怀疑是错误的,它将狠狠鞭笞我们,夺走我们的真善美,使我们一无所有,使我们与娱乐无缘,眼中出血,疲累至死。

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.

 


#73

《微路》是一曲怀疑者之歌。他渴望拥有自己的屏幕去填进属于他的不从,去保有他的不信。

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"

http://www.editionsvp.fr/

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

http://www.photooff.com/

候台画廊还在巴黎巡展,带来好消息分享:

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