Title and Statement of Responsiblity

Art is Void / By Li Liao; Design: 3-ply, Toby Tam, Biljana Ciric. 


Liao, Li (has creator)

Access status


Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication Statement

Paris, France : 3-ply & Kadist Art Foundation , 2016


Scope and Content

Booklet referencing a works by Li Liao included within the exhibition 'Habits and customs of ___ are so different from ours that we visit them with the same sentiment that we visit exhibitions' at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris in 2016.

The works included:
  •  art is void a video work in which the artist's daughter is shown learning to speak the sentence 'Art is Void';
  • Illumination (2013/16) a performance piece where the gallery space was illuminated by lights taken from the artist's famly home in Shenzhen, China, leaving his family living without artifical light during the exhibition;
  • Rather Turn on a Cellphone, than Bore a hole in the Wall to get some Light from the neighbour's house, a series of photographs from an instagram residency by the artist during the exhibition referencing a Chinese folklore tale of a young man to borrow light from a neighbour's house through a crack in the wall so he could read.

Content Extent

30 pages ; 15 photographs

Content Type

text , still image

Language Information

Latin (has script)

Management and Use

Conditions on Access

The publication is accessible in the CFCCA Archive & Library searchroom by appointment.


Representation Type


Record Resource Extent


Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Liao, Li (has creator)
Biljana, Ciric, 1977-, curator (has contributor)
Tam, Toby (has contributor)
3-ply (has publisher)
Kadist Art Foundation, (2001-) (has publisher)

Related places

France (is associated with)
Paris (is associated with)

Related Terms

Open (has access status)
monographs (has form of work)
text (has content type)
still images (has content type)
English (has or had language)
Latin (has script)
monochrome (has colour content)
Silent (has sound content)
Photographs (has illustrative content)
unmediated (has representation type)
volumes (has form of carrier)


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