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CHICXULUB

LI MULLEN

// Li is an Irish born, London based photographer. Li’s passion for photography started at a young age. She now works as a freelancer for the arts/culture and fashion industries, documenting backstage life, events and exhibitions. Li shared with us a series on the White Cube exhibition Chicxulub by the artist Danh Võ.

Though Li specialises in the arts and fashion she is very much a multi-genre photographer with a diverse portfolio that includes, street, travel, and self-portraiture.


“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”

Salvador Dali


What draws you to art?

“I have loved art for as long I can remember. Art is an expression and a freedom. Art is not bound by rules. It’s a universal language that doesn’t require words and can be interpreted in so many different ways. It can be calming and Art can be obnoxious. That’s why I love art and that is why I am drawn to it.” 

What impressed you most about this exhibition?

“I thought the exhibition by Danh Võ was beautifully poignant and sensitive. Võ was a child refugee and he uses art to tell his life story. There is a sadness and melancholy in his work. It was definitely thought provoking and quite emotional. The art was exceptional.”

The Vietnamese-Danish conceptual artist Dan Võ’s art is personal and inspired by historical and political events. Võ is interested in the meaning of inheritance, cultural conflicts, traumas, and values in his work. The artist’s latest exhibition “Chicxulub” at White Cube Bermondsey explores the basic human desire to escape (and retreat) to a “Garden of Eden”. The works are full of nostalgia, a pastoral longing for Creation itself, but also present day self-awareness and future optimism. Võ now lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City. The exhibition is on view at White Cube Bermondsey in London until 2 November 2020.


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All photos © Li Mullen

To see more of her photography visit Li´s Instagram page.

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