The Armory Show
March 6-9, 2014
Pier 94, New York
Exhibiting Works By:
Do Ho Suh
Selected as part of curator Philip Tinari's special programming for the fair, and organized in conjunction with the Focus: China section, Merely a Mistake II No.6 by Liu Wei (b. 1972, Beijing, China), is on display in the fair lounge.
The artist uses found materials that are transformed through a process of re-contextualization and re-organization to create these spire-like sculptures from the remnants of vernacular Chinese architecture (with their telltale shades of institutional blue and green from the interiors of modern-day Chinese hospitals and schools, respectively). Liu Wei’s use of these materials recalls the accelerated urbanization and massive sites of construction typical of the contemporary Chinese landscape.
About Lehmann Maupin
Founded in 1996 by partners Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin, Lehmann Maupin has fostered the careers of a diverse group of internationally renowned artists, both emerging and established, working in multiple disciplines and across varied media. With three locations – two in New York and one in Hong Kong – the gallery represents artists from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the United States. Known for championing artists who create groundbreaking and challenging forms of visual expression, Lehmann Maupin presents work highlighting personal investigations and individual narratives through conceptual approaches that often address such issues as gender, class, religion, history, politics and globalism.
Caption: Liu Wei, Merely a Mistake II No.6, 2009-2011, doors and door frames, wooden beams, acrylic board, stainless steel, iron, 146.85 x 181.1 x 78.74 in (373 x 460 x 200 cm.