Lisson Studio: Liu Xiaodong paints June 2020, New York
24 September 2020
The scene depicted in Liu Xiaodong’s June 2020, New York (2020) was painted in a makeshift studio in a small apartment in the West Village (portrait above by Cai Wenyou) from photographs and studies made at the corner of Washington and Christopher Streets, just off of the usually bustling West Side Highway. In a daily diary and accompanying video, Liu discusess his daily routine of exploring this neighbourhood during the city’s lockdown and how he came upon a Black Lives Matter protest held during what would have been the 2020 Pride Parade on the last Sunday in June. The resulting work, June 2020, New York is concurrently being shown at Lisson Gallery, East Hampton, 24 September – 4 October, 2020.
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