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JR and Liu Bolin join forces to make the TED dream teamJR and Liu Bolin join forces to make the TED dream team

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The image above is classic Liu Bolin — the artist painted exactingly to blend in with the scene behind him. (Watch his talk from TED2013, “The invisible man.”) But if you look closely, you will see that the man in the picture is not actually Bolin—the tell-tale Ray-Bans reveal that this is JR, the artist […]

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10 stunning images from Liu Bolin, the disappearing man10 stunning images from Liu Bolin, the disappearing man

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Liu Bolin’s images invite a game akin to Where’s Waldo?. In some of the Chinese artist’s incredible photos, it’s clear where he is standing; in others, like the one above, it’s much harder to spot the outline of his body at all. It’s for this that Bolin has been called “The Invisible Man.” In today’s […]

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Timelapse of a disappearance: Talking with Liu BolinTimelapse of a disappearance: Talking with Liu Bolin

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

On Thursday at TED2013, Chinese artist Liu Bolin talked about his remarkable photographic installations, in which he paints himself (and sometimes other people) with perfect camouflage to disappear into a busy background. His talk closed with a photo of Liu in the theater at Long Beach, disappearing himself into the stage with paint and pattern […]

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The invisible man: Liu Bolin at TED2013The invisible man: Liu Bolin at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Can a person disappear in plain sight? That’s the question Liu Bolin‘s remarkable works all seem to ask. The Beijing-based artist is sometimes called “The Invisible Man” because in nearly all his art, Bolin is front and center — and completely unseen. Bolin aims to draw attention to social and political issues by dissolving into […]

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Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013

Posted By Becky Chung

Shhh … it’s time for Secret Voices, the 10th session of TED2013. Get ready to hear stories of the forgotten, marginalized, stigmatized and hidden. Our first speaker will make quite an entrance while the last will give a stirring finish, in spoken word. In between, thoughts on interspecies communication. Here, the speakers who appeared in […]