Last week, Liu Bolin unveiled a new project he has been working on with the United Nations for the Global Goals Campaign. On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. Per his usual technique, the Chinese artist camouflaged himself against a background of all 193 flags.
He further explains – “The name of this new work is called ‘the future’. Ccompared with my former works, where I draw attention to social issues by hiding myself in the background, this piece aims to make people think about the future of human beings. I want this new work to help raise consciousness about issues such as poverty, unbalanced development, and global climate change. we can’t stand idle around these issues. we need to do something. art cannot change the future, of course, but it can touch the present. I hope that through this work, more and more people will become aware of how serious the issues we face are, and start making an effort to change the world.”