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Qiu Zhijie at Long March Space

Published on July 3, 2007

Don’t know much about this artist, but I like the flyer and the description of his installations offered by the gallery:

The Qiu Zhijie solo exhibition, “Archeology of Memory”, will be held in 798 Long March Space on July 7, 2007. It will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Beijing since year 2004.

The exhibition is composed of a large-scale installation work entitled “Monuments” which the artist has worked on from 2006-2007.

From a spatial dimension, the work covers both public discourse and individual codes; temporally, it spans the re-examination of historical narratives to contemporary vocabulary. The artist has indefatigably carved words and sentences that haunt the collective and individual memory onto the concrete monuments – as if to solidify these memories into permanence. But, he then the covers the epigraph with another layer of concrete, and continues this process – layer by layer – until the epigraph is sealed and every single layer is covered by another concrete layer. Finally, only simple, concrete, cube sculptures remain, their stained sides giving them the appearance of having been excavated from an archaeological dig themselves. Yet, it is difficult to associate these concrete cubes as containers of memory.

Opening: July 7th 3pm
Date: July 7th – August 12th
Venue: Long March Space B

Filed under: Beijing

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