New Works by Chinese Artist Liao Yibai at Mike Weiss Gallery


NEW YORK, NY.- Mike Weiss Gallery and ATM gallery present Real Fake, an exhibition of new works by Chinese artist Liao Yibai. The exhibition opens September 10, 2010 and runs through October 30, 2010. By collapsing the concepts of “real” and “fake” through mash-ups of luxury labels, the appropriation of real fake brand names, and the creation of his own luxury brands; Yibai with wit and originality questions China’s rags-to-riches story of material obsession through his exquisitely detailed, hand-welded stainless steel sculptures. In China it is difficult to determine what is real while so many fake brands have assimilated into its culture. Liao Yibai’s exhibition Real Fake exposes this cultural phenomenon and questions the skewed concept of value on a variety