Polit-Sheer-Form is a China-based art collective founded in 2005 by artists Hong Hao, Xiao Yu, Song Dong, Liu Jianhua, and curator/critic Leng Lin. Through their work they reconstitute the visuality and affect of the socialist moment, articulating politics as pure (sheer) forms.
This November Polit-Sheer-Form has an exhibition “Polit Sheer Form!” at the Queens Museum, New York, with accompanying performance Do the Same Good Deed held in Times Square. Polit-Sheer-Form has participated in several major exhibitions internationally, including: “Duchamp and/or/in China” (UCCA, Beijing 2013); “We are Polit-Sheer-Form” (Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, 2011); “Tofu, Kungfu, Polit-Sheer-Form” (Beijing Commune, Beijing, 2009); and “Only One Wall” (Artspace, Sydney, 2006). The group’s piece “Fitness for All” was featured in “Focus: China” section of The Armory Show, New York, in March 2014.