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Gang Zhao, Long March: The Harlem School of Socialist Realism Study (still) 2002, Courtesy of the Artist and Long March Project, Beijing

Long March- Zhao Gang
At The Studio Museum in Harlem, African-American and Asian artists and scholars come together to discuss issues of political activism and revolutionary acts in both China and the United States and the broader global arena. Long March Project/Harlem School of New Social Realism was initiated by artist Gang Zhao in his home in Harlem during the summer of 2002 and is being expanded for PERFORMA 07.

All Long March Project Related Programs:
Nov 7-10: Long March- Xu Zhen, In Just a Blink of an Eye (2007)
Nov 10 - Qiu Zhijie, The Thunderstorm Is Slowly Approaching (2007)
Nov 11: Long March- Avant-Garde (2007)

About the Artist
Based in New York, Zhao Gang was the youngest member of ???The Stars?? (founded 1979), a group of artists who advocated the need for freedom of artistic expression beyond the officially sanctioned art in China. He graduated from State Academy of Fine Art, Maastricht, Holland in 1984, going on to further studies at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie and Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, both in New York. Zhao Gang??s paintings, installations, videos and performances have been included in solo shows in Germany, China, Austria, Australia, Italy, France and the USA. Recent group exhibitions include ???The Face of Contemporary Art in China?? Virginia Beach Contemporary Museum of Art, USA; ???David Diao/Gang Zhao??, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China and 2nd Yokohama Triennale, Japan.

Curated by Lu Jie & David A. Ross
Associate Curator Defne Ayas (PERFORMA)
Special Thanks to Romi Crawford (The Studio Museum in Harlem)

Co-presented by Long March Project, PERFORMA, and The Studio Museum of Harlem as part of PERFORMA07.

With thanks from Long March Project to Albion, London.

Long March- Zhao Gang,
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