Beijing Artist Liu Bolin Uses His Body as the Canvas, and Paints himself Invisible

This is a fascinating approach to contemporary art. Liu Bolin approaches invisibility by painting his face, his body, his clothes, into incredible surroundings of all types. Hear what inspired him to create this new approach, and see many of his mesmerizing works.

There is just one major error in this talk, at about 9:20 in the video the translator says that China is 60 years old. She says the first 30 years were politically charged, and the last 30 economically charged. What she refers to is China since the tumultuous communist times. Though communist rule in China has lasted 60 years, Chinese civilization is nearly 5,000 years old, and is the oldest civilization on Earth. A huge oversight in an otherwise excellent TED talk.

Can you see me? (Dpstyles/Flickr)

Can you see me? (Dpstyles/Flickr)

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