Long March – A Walking Visual Display (Site 01 – Site 12)

Works that are Realized throughout the Course of Long March

 

 

Xiao Xiong, Enter and Exit, performance, 2002

 

 

Qu Guangci, Who is the Third Party?, The Model Soldier on the Road of the New Long March, performance, 2002 –

 

 

Qiu Zhenzhong, Signature, installation, 2002

 

 

Song Dong, Long March Camera, performance /installation, 2002 –

              Along the Art on Long March, performance /installation, 2002 –

              Walking Space 1:25000,performance /installation,2002 –

 

 

Yin Xiuzhen, Untitled, performance /installation, 2002 –

 

 

Wang Bo, QQ Long March, web art, 2002 –

 

 

Qin Ga, Miniature the Long March, performance, 2002 –

 

 

Qiu Zhijie, Left /Right, performance, 2002 –

 

 

Xiao Lu, Shen Meng et al., Long March Propoganda, performance, 2002 –

 

 

Ingo Günther,Lattitude and Attitude,multi-media, 2002 –

 

 

Jiang Jie, Sending off the Red Army: In Commemoration of the Mothers on the Long March, performance /sculpture, 200 –

 

 

Mu Chen & Shao Yinong,Auditorium, photography, 2002 –

 

 

Wang Jingsong, The Long March Manifesto, sound works, 2002 –

2002.6.28 - 7.07

Site 01 Ruijin, Jiangxi Province

– Re-reading of post-Marxism, and the theory of the Chinese revolution

– Visual imagination of China by Westerners in the 60s, i.e. Godard

– Utopia, Internationalism and Socialist Market economy

 

Location:  Country plaza in front of the former Red Army Headquarters

Time: July 1st  – 7th, 2002

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Wang Jinsong, The Long March Manifesto, sound work, 2002

 

Exhibition of Fu Xinming’s Sculpture Works at Yeping Revolutionary Memorial site

 

Exhibition of Zhan Wang’s Sculpture Works, The Fake Ornamental Rock Series, at Yeping Revolutionary Memorial site

Exhibition of photography works by Li Tianbin and Li Jincheng at Yeping Revolutionary Memorial site

 

Exhibition of Ingo Günther’s World Processor Series at former Provisional Sino-Soviet Central Government

 

Exhibition of Works by Ruijin Calligraphers Association

 

Exhibition of Works by Ruijin Photographers Association

 

Exhibition of Paintings on Revolutionary Subject Matters (co-organized with Ruijin Artists Association)

 

Screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise and video/CD-Rom works in Mixi village

-Lao Jiang, Rock’n Roll on the New Long March, Flash Animation work, 2001

-Liang Juhui, Inflation, video, 2001

-Hong Hao, The New World Map Series, 1997

2002.7.08 - 7.12

Site 02 Jinggangshan, Jiangxi Province

–  Revision of revolutionary practice and theory

–  Visual imagination of China by the West in the 70s, i.e. Antonioni

– Transcendence and the dilemma of Chinese contemporary art – ideology and social reality

 

Location:  Country plaza in front of Mao’s former residence

Time: July 8th –12th, 2002

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Li Fang, Memory of Memory, Installation/Performance at the Octagonal Pavilion

 

Wang Jin, Hanging Swords on the Cliff with Swords Hung Up-Side Down, performance at Jingganshan Mountain

 

Floating Exhibition

Sui Jianguo’s Sculpture Works on river, Jesus in China and Marx in China, plaster, 2002

Qu Guangci, Who is the Third Party?, performance, 2002 –

 

Screening of Antonioni’s Chongkuo (China) and Jiang Zhi’s video work, A Few Minutes of a Person, 2002, at the Chinese Red Army Hospital

The exhibition Documentation of Chinese Art in the 1990s, 2002, at tourist stores, Octagonal Pavilion (former residence of Chairman Mao), Jinggangshan

2002.7.13 - 7.18

Site 03 On the Road to Guangxi Province

– Revision of the historical Long March

– Visual imagination of China by the West in the 80s, i.e. Hockney

– Journey, pilgrimage and the construction of icons – heroic, historical and liminal space

 

Location: Long-distance bus, market, bridge and city spaces

Time: July 13th –18th, 2002

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Jiang Jiwei, stone carvings at “Quotation Mountain” in Quanzhou

 

Song Dong, Shaft-Scenery, photography, 2000, at Red Army Pavilion

 

Feng Qianyu, Crossing the Chishui River Four Times, installation using used films at “fengyu (wind and rain)” bridge

 

Projection of video works on Yangshuo’s West Bar street

 -Wei Jun, The Fourth Law of the Long March, video, 2002

-Yang Fudong, Stealing South (2002) and The sky is clear! (2000) video

-Zhou Xiaobo, Vietnam, video, 1998

-Zhou Xiaohu, Nursery Rhymes and Journey of Desire, video, 2001

 

Long March Event – Looking for Axi, 2002, Guilin, Guangxi

 

Long March Flea Market, 2002, on the road in Guangxi

2002.7.20 - 7.22; 8.02 - 8.05

Site 04 Kunming, Yunnan Province

Background – Mao Zedong thought and its formation

Revisit – Textural imagination and narration of China by the West from the Chinese art world

Subject-The Yunnan artists’ space, center and de-centerization of the Chinese art world

I   Curatorial Plan (Lu Jie, 2001)

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Fu Liya, Water Asking, performance at the Upriver Loft Gallery

 

Exhibition, Indoctrination, at Jianwutang Military School

– Zhu Qingsheng et al., Prisoners’ Ink Wash Works Cases, 1986

-Xu Bing, New English Calligraphy, 1996

– The Long March Propaganda Team (Shen Meng, Xiao Lu et al.), Long March Propaganda in New English Calligraphy, 2002

-Wang Jinsong, History Class, video, 1997

-Ma Han, White Shirt Drawing Seminar, installation, 2002

-Ma Han, White Shirt Drawing Seminar – Blood Clothes, performance, 2002

-Zhang Peili, Standard Pronunciation: Water Dictionary, video, 1989

-Song Dong, Another Lesson, Would you like to Play with Me? video, 1994

-He Chi, Large Character Pinyin Teaching Materials: The Poetry of Mao Zedong, installation, 2002

 

Screening of Jiang Zhi’s work, Shizhi, documentary video, 1999, at a local Hunanese restaurant

 

Exhibition, Exhibition About Exhibition, at the Upriver Loft Gallery

-Zhang Xiaogang, Credentials, photography, 2002

-Ye Yongqing, From Here to There, installation, 2002

-Yang Mian, The Kunming Model Community – Made in Chengdu, video installation, 2002

-Zhang Zhongqi, Daily Life of a Former Red Army Soldier, photography, 2002

-Yang Shaobin, Friends, photography, 2002

-Yue Minjun, Village Elementary School, video installation, 2002

-Works by artists-in-residence at the Upriver Loft, Pauline Thomas and Chris Jones

-Lisa Brice, Necklace, object work, 2001

-Tomoko Takahashi, Kitchen, photography collage, 2001

 

Exhibition, Notica: Works by the Dali Ink Painting Studio at Nordica Art Center

-Ink works by Fang Lijun, Liu Wei, Yang Shaobin, Yue Minjun, Zhang Xiaogang, Ye Yongqing, et al.

 

Sound art and New Media Art exhibition in artist Luo Xu’s private museum & studio “The Native’s Home”

Wang Gongxin, Karaoke, sound installation, 2000

-Wu Ershan, The Knight of Evolution, video, 1999

-Chen Xiaoyun, Who is the Angel? video, 2001

-Yang Zhenzhong, Easy Task, video, 2000

-Zhou Xiaohu, Nursery Rhymes, video, 2001

-Ren Qian, Boundary, sound installation

-Yu Xiaofeng, Burst Out Laughing, sound installation

-Li Yong, Entering City, sound installation                

Li Chuan, Moving Forward on the Path of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, sound installation

-Ma Jie, Wondering, sound installation

2002.7.23 - 7.27; 7.31 - 8.1

Site 05 Lijiang, Yunnan Province

– China’s ethnic minorities, colonization vs. preservation of culture

– Identification with China by Western travel writers

– Field study of local cultural entities – locality

 

Location:  Mao Plaza, WWII American military airport, Stone Drum Town, Gender Studies Institute

Time:  July 23rd– 27th, July 31st– August 1st, 2002

I   Curatorial Plan (Lu Jie, 2001)

Lijiang, formerly the Kingdom of Naxi (Nakhi), borders Tibet and is home to the Naxi ethnic minority. Lijiang provides a unique location in which to examine the relationship between the ethnic minorities of China1 and the dominant Han Chinese and furthermore, to examine Chinese culture as seen through the “Master narration” of the Western outsider, both past and present.

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Exhibition, The Imagined Other at Muwangfu

-Chen Shaoxiong, Scenery 3, CD-Rom, 2001

-Qiu Zhijie, The West, CD-Rom, 1999-present

-Shi Qing, An Apocalypse to Save the World, CD-Rom, 2001

-Sasha Su-ling Welland, The Map of Lijiang, collaborative art project, 2002

-Lu Jie, Made in Lijiang, installation, 2002

-Qiu Zhijie, Windows – Dongba Version, CD-Rom, 2002

 

Guo Fengyi, Dialogue with Judy Chicago, color ink paintings on What if Women Ruled the World at Muwangfu

 

Villagers of Stone Drum Town, Ten Farewells to the Red Army

2002.7.27 - 7.30

Site 06 Lugu Lake, Yunnan/ Sichuan Province

– Communism as utopian or spectral – failed or unrealized

– Gender discourse, both Chinese and Western, and its relationship to art practice

– The Utopian elements of a Matriarchal society viewed through two generations of personal experiences

 

Location:  Matriarchal village on the Tibetan and Han border

Time: July 27th– 30th, 2002

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

“What if Women Ruled the World?”—a project initiated by Judy Chicago

 

-Lei Yan and Sun Guojun, Planting Marijuana, performance, 2002

-Lei Yan, What if They were Women? and  What if the Long March was a Women’s Rights Movement” photography, 2002

-Sun Guojun, Following You, installation, 2002

-Huang Ru, Me, Us, film screening project, 2002

-Pan Xuan, Panweinizhi, installation/performance, 2002

-Wu Weihe, Going Home, performance, 2002

-Fu Liya, Water Asking, performance, 2002

-Guo Fenyi, What if Women Ruled the World? color ink on paper, 2002

-Huang Yin, Gender – Sex/Difference, photography installation, 2002

-Li Shurui, Seeing Mountains, Seeing Water, installation at Lugu Lake, 2002

-Su Yabi, The World will be More Beautiful, performance, 2002

-Zhang Lun, Tea with Judy Chicago and Mosuo People, performance, 2002

-Sasha Su-Ling Welland, Dialogue with Ding Ling, documentary film, 2002

-Xu Sa, Women in the Era of Economy Series, oil painting, 2002

 

Proposals were also submitted by Cai Jin, Chen Mingming, Chen Yu, Fang He, Feng Jiali, He Chengyao, Li Hong, Li Rui, Li Yuying, Ma Yanling, Mu Zi, Qiu Yanli, Tao Xiaoyi, Xiao Xiaolan, Zeng Hui, Zhang Qiongfei, Zhang Xin, Zhang Yingzi, Zhao Biqin

2002.8.06

Site 07 On the Train between Kunming and Zunyi

– Public engagement as means to success in Communism

– The Long March propaganda machine, “sowing the seeds for future harvest”

– Reciprocal visual imaginings between China and the West in the 90s

– Artist and audience – art works in public space

 

Location: ‘Art Car’ on 18-hour train journey

Time: August 6th – 7th, 2002

II Reports from the Road (2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Ma Han, Bookshelf in Move, performance, 2002

 

Wang Chuyu, Constitution, performance, 2002

 

Zhao Bandi, The Panda Bear Series, photography, 2000

 

Xu Zhen, Scream, photography, 2000

 

Zhu Fadong, Urgent Notice, performance, 2002

2002.8.07 - 8.12

Site 08 Zunyi, Guizhou Province

– Historical vicissitudes – Mao reclaims leadership

– Mao as Icon, i.e. works by Warhol, Kiefer, Richter and Chinese artists

– An international symposium of curating – ritualization and interpretation of visual space

 

Location: Barbershop between the former Red Army Bank and the Catholic church, Zunyi Hotel

Time: August  7th – 13th, 2002

I   Curatorial Plan (Lu Jie, 2001)

 In January 1935, the Red Army crossed the Wu River and took Zunyi City, the second largest city in the region. Before going into the town, they made Eight Rules: 1. tidy up uniforms and organize armory; 2. do not leave the team; 3. do not act alone; 4. ask permission before leaving the camp; 5. do not borrow from the public; 6. do not buy food and eat at your own will; 7. do not enter a civilian’s home unless necessary; 8. be careful with personal hygiene and do not shit everywhere.

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Guan Yuda et al. The Long March Ceremony, performance, 2002

Wang Chuyu, Constitution, performance, 2002

Yao Jui-chung, Turning the World Upside Down, performance/photograph, 2002

 

Collective Painting – Little Swallow (Zhao Wei), Zunyi Cultural Center

 

Pre-conference Presentation of Long March Project, Jincui Lake Vacation Village, Guiyang

 

2002 Zunyi ‘International Symposium – Curating and the Chinese Context

 

Wang Chuyu, Democratic Long March, performance, 2002

 

Xiao Xiong, Enter and Exit, performance/installation, 2002

 

Exhibition of Leaders’ Portraits by international and local artists, 2002

2002.8.13 - 8.15

Site 09 Maotai, Guizhou Province

– Mao as military genius and philosopher

– Chinese imagination and narration of foreigners as outsiders

– Value system of the individual and the collective in different cultural domains, i.e. Pollock vs. Che

 

Location:  Workers’ Art Club of Maotai Winery

Time: August 13th – 15th, 2002

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Li Fang, Memory of Memory, Installation/Performance at the Octagonal Pavilion

 

Wang Jin, Hanging Swords on the Cliff with Swords Hung Up-Side Down, performance at Jingganshan Mountain

 

Floating Exhibition

Sui Jianguo’s Sculpture Works on river, Jesus in China and Marx in China, plaster, 2002

Qu Guangci, Who is the Third Party?, performance, 2002 –

 

Screening of Antonioni’s Chongkuo (China) and Jiang Zhi’s video work, A Few Minutes of a Person, 2002, at the Chinese Red Army Hospital

The exhibition Documentation of Chinese Art in the 1990s, 2002, at tourist stores, Octagonal Pavilion (former residence of Chairman Mao), Jinggangshan

2002.8.16 - 8.21

Site 10 Xichang Long March Satelite Station, Sichuan Province

–  Class struggle and ethnic conflict – the Red Army’s relationship with minorities during the Long March

– Ideology and a Market economy – the origin and form of the art market in Capitalist society

– Function of art and technology – workshop between scientists and art students

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Yao Jui-chung, Turning the World Upside-Down, photography, 2002

 

Wang Chuyu, Warmly Celebrate! Performance, 2002

 

Emily Cheng, Cultural Symbols, ink on paper, 2002

 

Liu Chengying, Thought Must be Liberated!, performance, 2002

 

Exhibition, Material and Spirit, at Datong Pavilion, co-organized with Xichang Artists’ Association, Datong Building

Yu Congrong and Ma Limei, The Long March Gene, conceptural art, 2002

Wang Qiang,The New Currency Series, painting, 2002

Wang Jinsong, series of Ink painting, 2000

Sun Ping, Stock, performance, 1992

2002.8.23 - 8.27

Site 11 Moxi, Sichuan Province

– Class struggle and ethnic conflict – the Red Army’s relationship with minorities during the Long March

– Ideology and a Market economy – the origin and form of the art market in Capitalist society

– Function of art and technology – workshop between scientists and art students

 

Location:  VIP Guest House of Long March Satellite Station

Time: August 16th – 21st, 2002

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

Yao Jui-chong, Turning the World Upside-Down, photography, 2002

 

Shi Qing, The Flood, performance, 2002

 

Jiang Jie, Sending off the Red Army: In Commemoration of the Mothers on the Long March, sculpture/performance, 2002

 

Exhibition at Jinhua Temple

Wim Delvoye, The Chapel Series, photography

Liu Dahong, The Altar Series, painting, 2000

Liu Jin, My Spiritual Home, Performance/photography, 2001

Sui Jianguo, Jesus in China, sculpture, 2002

 

Performance by Sun Red Elderly People’s Club

 

Evening Screening, Moxi

Qiu Zhijie, The West, CD-Rom, 1999 – present

Shi Qing, An Apocalypse to Save the World, CD-Rom, 2001

Taiping, Film, 2000

2002.8.28 - 9.01

Site 12 Luding Bridge, Dadu River, Sichuan Province

– Avant-garde Red Army as savior of the Chinese revolution

– Discourse and legend of the Avant-garde

– Context of historical events – history as metaphor

 

Location:  Performance and discussion space set up on a bridge and riverbank

Time: August 28th –September 1st, 2002

II   Reports from the Road( 2002)

III Objects and Events Implemented on Site

List of Works

Yao Ruizhong, Turning the World Upside-Down, photography, 2002

Qiu Zhijie, Left/Right, performance, 2001-2002 (also realized throughout the whole course of Long March)

Wang Jianwei, Interspace, performance/video, 2002

 

Long March Event

Blind Man Crossing a Bridge, performance, 2002, Luding Bridge

Homage to Performance Art (Ten Farewells to Avant-garde), performance, 2002, from Anshunchang to Luding Bridge