News: Before the Rain, Liu Ding at Sydney


Liu Ding features his poem A Sentence at “Before the Rain”, group exhibition at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.
“Before the Rain” addresses the tensions that precipitated the recent political and civil urgency in Hong Kong and the city’s pressing need to reimagine its future. The exhibiting works are imbued with a need to safeguard the city and feature a range of artwork complemented by works from the Umbrella Revolution Visual Archive. 
A Sentence was taken from Pine Trees on the Square, a poetry project initially commissioned by the 14th Istanbul Biennial. From the beginning of 2015, Liu Ding has undertaken the task of poetry writing as a way to document and articulate his immediate surroundings, his observations and contemplations of news events, social and political conditions, experiences of travels and the state of individual existence. Pine Trees on the Square is also the title of one of his poems.
There was a totality of 31 poems of Pine Trees on the Square. The poems have been translated from Chinese into English.

A Sentence, a poem taken from Pine Trees on the Square poem series, 2015