Qiu Zhijie, Long March Project - The Thunderstorm is Slowly Approaching 2007 Long March- Qiu Zhijie
The Thunderstorm is Slowly Approaching, by the artist Qiu Zhije, takes the traditional Chinese dragon dance as a starting point for investigating the pressures to hide national identity within a ???host??™ culture, in a festive public gathering in Chinatown. The Thunderstorm is Slowly Approaching includes installation, performance, video, and a ceremonial ten-member dragon dance team wearing a costume made from camouflage.
All Long March Project Related Programs:
Nov 7-10: Long March- Xu Zhen, In Just a Blink of an Eye (2007)
Nov 11: Long March- Avant-Garde (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
Qiu Zhijie is an artist, curator, writer, and teacher whose experimental projects since the mid-1990s incorporate varied media in a visual challenge of authority and presumed social understanding. He was one of the first to engage new media activity in China, cocurating the influential exhibition Post Sensibility: Alien Bodies and Delusion in Beijing, in 1999. Qiu Zhijie is currently a professor at Total Art Studio at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, where he established a course focused on cultural research and concept-based practice through artistic creation, curation and teaching. Major group exhibitions include: The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, UK; 2nd Yokohama Triennale, Japan; 5th Shanghai Biennale, China; and Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of Twentieth Century, Smart Museum of Art, USA.
Curated by Lu Jie & David A. Ross
Associate Curator Defne Ayas (PERFORMA)
with special thanks to Barbara Pollack.
Co-presented by Long March Project, PERFORMA, and Museum of Chinese in Americas as part of PERFORMA07, co- produced by Chambers Fine Art.
Special support for this program was provided by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation