Leandro Erlich's mind-blowing Beijing art show ends
A closing ceremony for Argentine conceptual artist Leandro Erlich's solo exhibition The Confines of the Great Void took place Friday at Beijing's CAFA Art Museum, wrapping up one of the capital's most intriguing and successful shows of this summer.
The exhibition, a retrospective that teamed up 20 of the artist's internationally sought-after works such as Building and Swimming Pool, has delighted and wowed nearly 200,000 visitors throughout its 45-day run, making it the most high-profile exhibition held thus far in China for the Argentine artist.
Born to an architect's family in 1973, the Buenos Aires-based artist is also known to the world as an architect of the uncertain for creating optical illusions that tantalize his curious viewers to explore while never failing to bend their minds.
The architectural environments Erlich created are merely inspired by everyday objects and places like elevators and hair salons, but they are ingeniously laced with mystery and magical realism that visitors can recall from reading Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges' works.