Liu Xiaodong and his team came to Xinjiang on 22 June 2012 and commenced the two-month “Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project” documenting the life of jade miners in the region known for reserve of the precious stone. Liu carried on with his unique way of live painting established while producing the Three Gorges Series (2004 –2005). He set up a temporary studio in his tent to accomplish this elongated project with sketches, diaries, oil painting and photography. A camera team was also present to document the entire progress with a film.


  • Title: North
  • Creator: Liu Xiaodong
  • Creator Lifespan: 1963
  • Creator Nationality: China
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Jincheng, Liaoning Province
  • Date: 2012
  • Physical Dimensions: w250 x h300 cm
  • Type: oil on canvas
  • Rights: Today Art Museum
  • External Link: Today Art Museum
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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