Qiu Zhijie/Installation Art

A contemporary Chinese artist who works primarily in video and photography. Qiu's work suggests the struggle between the forces of destiny and self-assertion. Other common themes are social fragmentation and transience.
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Qiu Zhijie - Biënnale Venetië

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Qiu Zhijie, Lightning - The Urns Among Men Sound the Thunder (2010), ink on ricepaper, via Artsy.net

Qiu Zhijie, Lightning - The Urns Among Men Sound the Thunder (2010), ink on ricepaper, via Artsy.net

Darkness Illuminates Me might sound like a mantra for this brooding caped crusader, but it’s actually the name of the pictured artwork by Qiu Zhijie. The giant light bulb is on view in the 28 Chinese exhibition in San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum through Aug. 16. The exhibition features glimpses of Chinese contemporary art through the works of 28 artists, ranging from those new to the spotlight like Liu Wei, He Xiangyu and Xu Zhen to the internationally acclaimed Zhang Huan and Ai Weiwei.

Darkness Illuminates Me might sound like a mantra for this brooding caped crusader, but it’s actually the name of the pictured artwork by Qiu Zhijie. The giant light bulb is on view in the 28 Chinese exhibition in San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum through Aug. 16. The exhibition features glimpses of Chinese contemporary art through the works of 28 artists, ranging from those new to the spotlight like Liu Wei, He Xiangyu and Xu Zhen to the internationally acclaimed Zhang Huan and Ai Weiwei.

Qiu Zhijie: I Used To Have Seventy-Two Forms, 2009. Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing . Photo courtesy the artist. #HBP2012 #hugoboss #bossarts #hugo

Chinese Artist Qiu Zhijie Shortlisted For Hugo Boss Prize 2012

PHILLIPS : UK040114, Qiu Zhijie, Tattoo II

Qiu Zhijie, Tattoo II, idéogramme chinois "Non, tu ne dois pas".

Installation by Qiu Zhijie

Inspired by The Name of the Rose, Qiu Zhijie braves the dangers of laughter in his new exhibition that blends art and installation with healthy irreverence.

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