Lunchtime Talk | Dinu Li

Artist Dinu Li will be discussing the influence on his work of the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer; in particular in relation to his recent "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery."

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery (2010) by Dinu Li
Dinu Li was born in Hong Kong and currently lives and works in both the UK and China. He works in video, photography, performance and installation, and focuses on the relationship between the personal and the political, the public and the private.

Informed by cinematic traditions, Li's productions are situated between documented facts, oral histories, chance observations and the figments of imagination. Motion and sound is manipulated - prolonged, reduced or distilled - often interlaced to explore the concept of space and time. Evoking a benign intimacy, a sense of elusiveness pervades Li's productions, drawing the viewer's attention to the epochs of time.

Dinu Li's work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 53rd Venice Biennale and at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. He has undertaken residencies in Kazakhstan, China and the USA and has participated in numerous symposiums at Tate Modern, The British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2007, Li published a major monograph of his work "The Mother of All Journeys" by Dewi Lewis Publishing, and was short-listed in the same year for the Contemporary Book Award at the Rencontres d'Arles Awards.

This is a child/baby friendly event organised in conjunction with artist Martina Mullaney, founder of Enemies of Good Art.

Details: Friday 13th May 2011 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIDAY)

12.30 - 1.30pm
The Front Room
96 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3EA

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