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I am Justice 我是正義的

I am Justice我是正義的

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I have an enemy – a target for hostility in accordance with my personal righteous. After consideration, I decided to beat up with this person and recorded the fighting scene with my camera. In return, I received a notice from the local police station and reparations of 750 RMB. I would not explain the reason why I was violent, but only a statement of “I stand for justice”. All the speculations aside, I bear responsibility for all the consequences, and put my faith into action.

我有一个仇人 , 一个在个人正义上理所当然的敌对目标 , 策划了很久后我去把那 人打了一顿 , 录制了守候以及打人的视频 , 得到了一张辖区派出所的民事调解书 复印件和赔款 750 元 RMB, 我不会跟外界讲起施暴的原因 , 仅仅在展签里写一 句 “, 我是正义的”, 一切猜测让人猜测去 , 我承担了该承担的 , 也付诸了该行动的。

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Creating semi-fictional autobiographical works based on daily life, Li Liao presents a series of real life situations mixed with artistic actions. Through his often allegorical and self-deprecating action strategy, Li Liao takes the initiative to set up or take advantage of a situation to reveal his concern for the real problems that plague society, applying
“communal participation” to practicing what he preaches in micro-level social systems and under concrete circumstances. In this process, he also observes and questions the evaluation mechanisms and rules for family production, social production and artistic production and attempts to provide a set of playful strategies to deal with stress, thus evoking a rethinking of experience.Li Liao (b. 1982, Honghu, Hubei Province, China) currently lives and works in Shenzhen, China.. He received his BFA in Oil Painting at Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 2005. Recent solo exhibitions include Anacatesthesia, QiAO SPACE, Shanghai, China (2020); To Be A Better Man, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2019); “Art is Vacuum”, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2016). Recent group exhibitions include On Behalf of, QIAO SPACE, Shanghai, China (2021); Meditations in an Emergency, UCCA, Beijing, China (2020); Museum, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) , Frankfurt, Germany (2019); The Street: Where The World Is Made, Mo.Co.Panacée, Montpellier, France; National Museum of the XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy (2018-2019); The D-Tale: Video Art from the Pearl River Delta, Times Art Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2018); Performing Dramas, Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2017); Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain, OCAT, Shanghai, China (2016); What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China, Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar (2016); Habits and Customs of ____ Are So Different from Ours That We Visit Them with The Same Sentiment That We Visit Exhibitions, Kadist Art Foundation Paris, Paris, France (2016); The 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia (2015); Surround Audience, New Museum, New York, USA (2015).
Since 2020, Li Liao transforms himself into an institution and initiate the “Fortune Exhibition of Li’s Family House”, in which Fengshui masters act as curators and guest artists create commissioned works.


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