[ISEA2006] Keynote: Lu Jie – ISEA2006 Address

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  • Lu Jie (born, in Fujian, China in 1964) holds a BFA from the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou and an MA from the Creative Curating Program at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions internationally including the Chinese presentation at the 2005 Prague Biennale and the 2005 Yokohama Triennale. He is the founder and director of The Long March: A Walking Visual Display. Initiated in 2002, the curatorial project was conceived to take place along the route of Mao’s historic Long March, with exhibitions, performances, symposia and discussions taking place in public sites that were selected for their historical, political or cultural significance. The Long March is a multifaceted and complex art project in which the journeys through the realities of different social locations, contexts, and dimensions are part of a process of artistic experience and creation. The Long March acts not only as an art project but as a “transmediatoil”, a form of capital which offers a platform, context, and professional service for the realization and display of new media works, as well as a “glocalely” situated “social” as a new media. Thus far, artworks from The Long March: A Walking Visual Display have been exhibited in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, 2004 Shanghai Biennale, 2004 Taipei Biennale, the 2005 Yokohama Triennale, Vancouver Art Gallery and the next Asia Pacific Triennale. Lu Jie organized the first international curatorial symposium Curating in Chinese Context, in Zunyi, China, 2002, and has contributed to art conferences and seminars in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and throughout Europe and North America. Lu Jie is a Guest Researcher at the Research Center of Display Culture, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, and is on the Editorial Board of the Yishu—Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. He was a participant in the Salon Programme at the 19th transmediale festival (transmediale.06).