Li Binyuan

  • Beijing-based artist Li Binyuan explores physicality, chance, play and social values through actions, film works and performances that intervene in the social fabric of everyday Chinese society. His experiments occupy urban spaces, from the very public arena of the street, to remote post-industrial sites. Using his body as a sculptural material to enact creative investigation, he uses ruptures and repetition to manifest how sculpture and performance can intertwine. Rearticulating social conduct while interrogating our experiences of the everyday, Li is sometimes running naked through the streets, crashing into trees and using hammers to destroy other hammers. These interventions disrupt existing societal conventions, interrupting both the spatial and social dynamics of contemporary life.

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Beijing-based artist Li Binyuan explores physicality, chance, play and social values through actions, film works and performances that intervene in the social fabric of everyday Chinese society. His experiments occupy urban spaces, from the very public arena of the street, to remote post-industrial sites. Using his body as a sculptural material to enact creative investigation, he uses ruptures and repetition to manifest how sculpture and performance can intertwine. Rearticulating social conduct while interrogating our experiences of the everyday, Li is sometimes running naked through the streets, crashing into trees and using hammers to destroy other hammers. These interventions disrupt existing societal conventions, interrupting both the spatial and social dynamics of contemporary life.