Qiu Zhijie: Twilight of the Idols

Qiu Zhijie, Twilight of the Idols

Editor: Valerie Smith
German / English
64 pages, with many color and b/w illustrations
Revolver Publishing, Berlin 2009
ISBN: 978-3-86895-055-7
Price: € 16,00

Available in book stores and at the shop of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Reflections on the consequences of rampant globalization and on the urgent need for spaces of contemplation and dreams: born in the final phase of the Cultural Revolution, Qiu Zhijie captures his Twilight of the Idols in sculptural and performative installations that show the ambivalent nature of the Nanjing Yangtze Bridge, a symbolic monument to modernization and ideology - and the scene of thousands of suicides. Qiu Zhije represented China this year at the Venice Biennale. The catalogues features essays of the curator, Valerie Smith and art critic Davide Quadrio. The color plates show archival material, sketches and large-sized installation shots.