Liu Bolin
Hiding in the city - The Laid-off workers (2006)
51,2 x 63 in
Edition of 8

Cod. 76
-'Liu Bolin. Visible/Invisible', Milan, 2019, Page 40, ISBN 9788866484318.
- 'Hiding to Know. Liu Bolin', curated by Raffaele Gavarro, essays by Raffaele Gavarro, Beatrice Benedetti, Francesca Tarocco and Liu Bolin, Arthemisia Books, Grafiche Aurora, Verona, 2018, Page 68, ISBN 9788885773035.
- 'Hide and Seek', essays by Francesca Tarocco, Beatrice Benedetti and Liu Bolin, Brescia, Shin Production, 2009, Pages 52-53, ISBN 8889005569.

During China’s great economic transition to a market economy, in the early 2000s, 21 million people lost their job. In his artwork Laid Off Workers, Liu Bolin poses six of those laid-off workers against a green and white wall, camouflaging them into the factory where they worked for their entire lives. Above them a slogan from the Cultural Revolution reads: “The communist period is the thriving force behind our cause.”

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