At the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome from 2 March 2018, he opened the exhibition that traces the career of Liu Bolin, the artist of Chinese origin, famous camouflage, entitled “the invisible man” – “the invisible man” – by of its camouflage performance in the environment.

The solo exhibition of the internationally renowned artist Liu Bolin presents sculptures, photographs and performers over 80 works, the exhibition produced and organized by Arthemisia, in collaboration with the Galleria Boxart and curated by Raffaele Gavarro.

Liu Bolin becomes famous thanks to this idea of ​​camouflage in the environments photographed that we see present in his works. His artistic career began in 2005, the Beijing administration ordered the elimination of the Suojia Village neighborhood, home to many artists opposed to the government, so Bolin decided to blend in with the rubble of his studio. A silent and social protest, with its own and authentic characters, as well as a means of denouncing censorship and criticizing politics that continues over time. It will be so immortalized in photographs that will travel around the world with great success.

In the Brasini Wing of the Museum you can admire a series of shots made in 2017: like the marbles of the Flavio Amphitheater, the forms of the Royal Palace of Caserta, along with 70 photographs of ten years of work: among the backgrounds of his performances, which they combine painting, photography and plastic arts, two opera temples such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Arena di Verona, as well as masterpieces of art such as the statue of Paolina Bonaparte Borghese by Antonio Canova, the frescoes of Pompeii, the magic of Venice.

Today Bolin is photographed in front of the most important monuments of the world, surrounded by nature, among shops and in the crowds, today his distinctive artistic feature. Remaining motionless as a living sculpture integrates his body with the context behind him and thanks to a careful body-painting and makes himself photographed. The images are simple and ironic, carrying social and cultural messages. Bolin silently witnesses what is happening in his present, in a time suspended between the weight of history and the consequences of progress. Today the artist is an icon for some big brands.

The exhibition in Rome at the Complesso del Vittoriano lasts until 1 July 2018. Under the patronage of the Lazio Region and Rome Capital – Department for Cultural Growth and that of the Italy-China Foundation. Sponsor Generali Italia, Trenitalia technical sponsor. The event is recommended by Sky Arte HD.

From 02 March 2018 to 01 July 2018 in ROME

Complex of the Vittoriano
Ala Brasini
Via di S. Pietro in Carcere, Roma

CURATORS: Raffaele Gavarro


TICKET COST: Full € 12, Reduced € 10. Free: children up to 4 years old; group escorts (1 each group); visiting teachers with pupils / students (2 each group); ICOM members (with membership card); a disabled attendant; invitation coupon holders;

INFO: +39 06 8715111


Opening time;

from Monday to Thursday 9.30 – 19.30

Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 10.00pm

Sunday 9.30 – 20.30

(the ticket office closes an hour earlier)


Full € 12.00

Reduced € 10.00

Information and group bookings

T. +39 96 8715111

Extraordinary openings (The ticket office closes one hour earlier)

Sunday 1st April 9.30am – 8.30pm

Monday 2nd April 9.30am – 8.30pm

Wednesday 25 April 9.30 – 20.30

Tuesday 1 May 9.30 – 20.30

Saturday 2 June 14.30 – 22.00

Friday 29 June 9.30 – 22.00

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By Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia

She is an independent curator, art advisor and international marketing management consultant. For more than 20 years, he has been a cultural designer of events related to contemporary art with particular attention to unusual spaces and interactions with other arts.

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