Lu Jie is currently based in Beijing, where since 2002 he has been chief curator of the Long March Project, a complex, multi-platform, international arts organization and ongoing art project, originally conceived as a series of exhibitions, performances, symposia, and discussions at public sites in China along the route of Mao Zedongs historic Long March. He graduated in 1988 with a B.F.A. from the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, and received an M.A. in curating in 1999 from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Lu is currently an advisor for the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong; and on the Editorial Board Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Vancouver). He has curated numerous contemporary art projects and exhibitions, including the following Long March projects, which were presented in various international locations: A Walking Visual Display (2002), The Great Survey of Paper-cutting in Yanchuan County (2004), Yanan Project (2006), No Chinatown (2007), and Ho Chi Minh Trail (Duong Truong Son) (2008-ongoing). Lu has given lectures and talks at numerous educational institutions and museums in Asia, Europe, and North America.
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models New Museum CUNY Graduate Center What do museums of contemporary art stand for today? The last two decades has seen an unimaginable diversification of the museum as a place for exhibiting art and telling histories, producing innovative education models, promoting international collaborations, forming alternative archives, and […]read more »