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05 Jul 2011

Long March Project

The Long March Project began when its founding members departed from Beijing in 2002, inviting artists, writers, curators, theorists and art activists from China and abroad to join them in retracing the historical route of this phenomenal march.

Exhibitions, lectures, workshops, performances, panel discussions and the creation of new art works took place at the first 12 landmark sites of the March, where ideas about art, history and cultural production were discussed from local, national and international perspectives.

The Long March Project has become dealer, artist-run space, gallery, commercial enterprise and publishing house, supported and motivated by contemporary Chinese artists.

The Long March Project is an ongoing initiative which organises international exhibitions, community-based educational programs and artist residencies. These are documented, archived and published online and in print. Numerous Chinese artists associated with the Long March Project have exhibited their works under its banner, most recently at the 'Art Circus: Jumping from the Ordinary: Yokohama 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art', and 'Techniques of the Visible: 2004 Shanghai Biennale'.

Mao Zedong was at the heart of one of the twentieth century's great political upheavals, in which the Long March (1934–35) was a key event. This journey is used by the Long March Project as a source of inspiration to pursue a remarkable artistic experiment.

Long March Project — Space A
Long March Space A covers an area of 500 square meters.

Long March Project — Space B
Long March Project—Space B act as a connection between the ongoing project, exhibitions, and the Space A

Independent Project Space
The Long March Independent Project Space is located within the courtyard of the newly renovated Long March Space. The space provides a venue for Chinese and international artists and curators to realize independent works as part of the Long March project.

The Long March residency program
The Long March residency program is run on a non-profit basis in conjunction between the Long March Foundation 501 (c)3 New York, and the 25000 Cultural Transmission Center Beijing. The program looks to support and enhance the creativity of "cultural workers" by providing curators, critics, scholars, artists, and individuals interested in a multidisciplinary investigation of visual culture in a "contemporary" Chinese social context with a platform, space, and support to initiate, develop, and mature their ideas and practices for a period of up to six months.