Site number thirteen and co-organizer of the large scale art project The Long March – A Walking Visual Display, the 25000 Cultural Transmission Center is located in the burgeoning Factory 798 Dashanzi Art District in Beijing. With 800 square meters of space, the 25000 Cultural Transmission Center is a multi-purpose space that facilitates exhibitions, symposiums, lectures, curating, consulting, residencies, independent projects, and publishing both within China and internationally, as well as housing the Long March Collection and the Long March archive. Its project’s are dedicated to the fundamental questions of the relationship between curating, display and artistic creation, between practice and discourse, between objects and text, and between audience and artists.
The center is not limited to the materials created by The Long March – A Walking Visual Display, but also incorporates the body of visual culture, and looks to strengthen and expand the discussion that the moving display created. One of the main activities of the center involves individual and group exhibitions, that invites both Chinese and international artists to participate. In this context, The Long March Methodology involves thinking about the historical consciousness and social nature of artistic creation and display, exploring how art connects with the broader masses, and how visual displays reveal their underlying political, social, economic, historical, geographical, and humanistic backgrounds. The 25000 Cultural Transmission Center was founded by Lu Jie, who also serves as its director.