Liu Jianhua’s New Work Is Exhibiting in Vancouver Biennial 2009 – 2011
Recently, Liu Jianhua’s latest installation, The Pillows, is showing in the Vancouver Biennial 2009–2011. The work consists of 20 pillows which made by fiberglass, and are installed on the lawns of Harbour Green just to the west of Vancouver’s new Convention Centre. By putting those pillows, which carry symbolic meaning of privacy and intimacy, in a public environment, the artist creates a subtle personal trace in public atmosphere. Because of this magnified conflict, the room for imagination is enlarged. Besides, the work has been transformed into something the audience can sit or lie on, chatting or meditating. This gives more possible interpretations for the work. The Vancouver Biennial is showing the work from Sept 2009 to Sept 2011.
The Pillows | 120 x 50 x 16 cm each pillow | Fiberglass