01/26/2016 Zhijie Qiu 邱志杰
"The Artist as a Cartographer"
Mapping has provided Qiu with a method to bring together research, writing, imagination and action. It serves as the central pivot of his way of working, connecting his thinking of artistic creation, curating, writing, research and education.
Qiu’s maps depict geographical and conceptual territories placed according to his own categorization of knowledge and ideologies. His Mapping the World series, including The Map of the 21st Century, The Map of Utopia, The Map of Total Art, and The Map of Reactivation has been exhibitied in Venice Beinnale 2015 and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2016.