Title and Statement of Responsiblity

Liu Wei / Design: Jonathan Hares; Photography: Jack Hems and Ben Westoby; Print: Musumeci


Access status


Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication Statement

London, United Kingdom : White Cube , 2015


Scope and Content

Catalogues raisonnés looking at the works of artist Liu Wei, including Liberation No.2 2-4, 8; Truth Dimensions Nos. 14-18; Density 1; Jungle Nos. 20-24; and Density, No. 7-14. 

Liu Wei's works feature both paintings and installations which take the form of large, quasi-architectural ensembles. His works appear as a sharp commentary on the essential vacancy and bankruptcy of cities which express nothing but their sheer volume, monumentality and hierarchy, with social values or ideas nowhere to be found among them. In his interpretation of the external power of architectural forms, it appears there is nothing magical to the architecture of power.

Content Extent

96 pages 48 photographs

Content Type

text , still image

Language Information

Latin (is associated with)

Management and Use

Conditions on Access

The physical publication is available for research purposes in the CFCCA search room by appointment. Items in our library collection are not available for external loans.


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Record Resource Extent


Related Content

Related People and Organisations

White Cube (1993-) (has publisher)
Liu, Wei, (b.1972), artist (has or had subject)

Related places

United Kingdom (has place of origin of resource)

Related Terms

catalogues raisonnés (is associated with)
text (is associated with)
still images (is associated with)
English (is associated with)
Latin (is associated with)
polychrome (is associated with)
Illustrations (is associated with)
Photographs (is associated with)
unmediated (is associated with)
volumes (is associated with)
Open (has access status)
Silent (has sound content)


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