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Long March Collective
For ???Long March Project ?? Avant-garde??, the Long March Collective will be represented by Long March Project founder and curator Lu Jie; artist and co-curator (2002) Qiu Zhijie; and artist Ingo Gunther. who will introduce Long March Project at the China Institute, to moderate dialogue concerning the implications, desires, and approaches to avant-garde and performance art in both individual and public contexts. The collaborative end-product of this workshop will be a physical march, during which participants will walk backwards and in double-file from the China Institute, through the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art, culminating at Times Square, with the exact route to be determined by the participants.

All Long March Project Related Programs:
Nov 7-10: Long March- Xu Zhen, In Just a Blink of an Eye (2007)
Nov 10: Long March- Qiu Zhijie,The Thunderstorm Is Slowly Approaching (2007)
Nov 14: Long March- Zhao Gang, Harlem School of New Social Realism (initiated by Gang Zhao, organized by Long March Project) (2007)

About the Artist
China??s revolutionist ???Long March??? (1934??36) provides the metaphorical framework and discursive line of enquiry for the creation of a range of different Long March Projects in China and abroad. In 2002, this monumental 6000-mile journey was physically re-traced by founder and initiator, Lu Jie, alongside Qiu Zhijie who co-curated this first project titled ???A Walking Visual Display??, with the involvement of local and international artists, writers, and theorists, Returning to Beijing, Lu Jie formed ???Long March Space?? which supports an ongoing exploration by ???Long Marchers?? across various geographies, discussing ideas of revolutionary memory in a local context, and collaborating with participants from around the world to reinterpret historical consciousness and develop new ways of perceiving political, social, economical, and cultural realities.

Curated by Lu Jie & David A. Ross
Associate Curator Defne Ayas (PERFORMA)
Special Thanks to France Pepper (China Institute)

Co-presented by PERFORMA, Long March Project and China Institute.

With thanks from Long March Project to Albion, London.

Long March Collective,
Avant Garde - Long March Collective with Lu Jie, Qiu Zhijie and more.

Showing at:
China Institute
Nov 11, 2007
10 am - 4:30 pm


Long March Collective,
Harlem School of New Social Realism (initiated by Gang Zhao, organized by Long March Project)

Showing at:
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Nov 14, 2007
3 pm - 5 pm