Partnership with START and New York Times - Talks Programme at START 2017
Saatchi Gallery, London, 16 September 2017
Mehta Bell Projects partnered with New York Times and START art fair to present an engaging programme of talks for START 2017. Mehta Bell Projects presented 'The Disappearing Act' a unique performance by Liu Bolin as one of the highlight projects of the fair. Whilst the iconic photographic artworks by the artist are much acclaimed and collected, Bolin has often referred to his practice as a performance, yet curiously there is very little live exposure of these physical performances. It is this fascinating aspect of the artist's oeuvre that was explored in a revealing discussion with the artist himself, curators Mehta Bell Projects and moderator Farah Nayeri from the New York Times. This was the first time that Bolin's work was showcased as a time-based performance in the context of an art fair.