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Qiu Zhijie

The poets have even been kicked out of the Republic by Platoo 2013, Used to be the Looser 2013, The Politics of Laugh 2013

The poets have even been kicked out of the Republic by Platoo 2013, Used to be the Looser 2013

Chinese ink on paper
Dimensions 250 x 120 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Qiu Zhijie’s work is drawn from a wide variety of sources: from Confucianism and Platonism, to the Enlightenment, Marxism, and current affairs among others. Combining these ideas, he creates large labyrinthine ink maps and complex encyclopaedic drawings. Through these he points to alternative ways of looking at history and the world by creating playful configurations about how things are and also how they might be. The two drawings that he has produced especially for the Biennial are cartographic representations of Platos’ Republic and a map of the concept of play, respectively.

The Politics of Laugh

2013

Wall drawing, chinese ink
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

Qiu Zhijie’s work is drawn from a wide variety of sources:from Confucianism and Platonism, to the Enlightenment, Marxism, and current affairs, among others. Combining these ideas, he creates large labyrinth ine ink maps and complex encyclopaedic drawings. Through these he points to alternative ways of looking at history and the world by creating playful configurationss about how things are and also how they might be. The wall drawing that he has produced especially for the Biennial is entitled The Politics of Love and explores the production of laughter and humour.

 

Foto: Attila Urban