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LONDON

Lisson Gallery

Liu Xiaodong

Half Street

LIU XIAODONG, Egyptian Restaurant 7,2013. Acrylic on C-print, 40.5 x 50.5 cm. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Lisson Gallery, London.

Liu Xiaodong's paintings are known to focus on social problems, from rural dislocation caused by natural disasters to the plight of migrant workers. He also paints from everyday life, including intimate portraits of friends and family.

At "Half Street," his solo exhibition at the Lisson Gallery, London, viewers were struck by an overall feeling of being on stage, as though we were all actors in

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