Thursday, March 29, 2007

Long March Project

ReBloggd, via Art Krush:

Inspired by the historic Mao Zedong-led Long March — the Red Army's grueling 6,000-mile retreat across China from pursuing Nationalist forces — the Long March Project was founded in 1999. In 2002, it enacted The Long March: A Walking Visual Display, a series of performances and interventions at sites along the Red Army's original route. In 2003, the 25000 Cultural Transmission Center (the Long March Space) was established in Beijing as a dynamic exhibition space. The Long March Project also continues to participate in international exhibitions and is included in the Fifth Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Artkrush reviews editor Andrew Maerkle spoke with founder and chief curator Lu Jie about the project's history and current activities.

The interview, along with some other images can be found in the original post, here.

Image: Artwork by Qin Ga, Photograph from series The Miniature Long March, 2002–05 Courtesy the artist and Long March Project, Beijing, All Rights Reserved

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