PROJECTLong March––A Walking Visual Display (2002)

Project Description

Taking its title from the Chinese Red Army’s historical Long March from 1934 to 1936, “Long March—A Walking Visual Display” set out to recreate 20 sites along the 6000-mile historical trek, eventually realizing 12 over the span of 4 months, each composed of site-specific displays and discussions. Each iteration of the project featured: commissioned works created on site by artists from China and beyond; contributions from artists they met throughout the period of preparation, working in the varied strands of contemporary art and folk art; screenings and discussions of historical texts; and seminal conferences on visual culture attended by internationally renowned curators and theorists. The project explored the efficacy of a practice founded on marching in generating ideas and conversations.