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Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
BY
Yao Jui-Chung
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
Long March-Shifted the Universe
2002-2004
photographs
104×144cm×10 Sheet, 6 Edition
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In the summer of 2002, I took part in the project of the ‘Long March (of the Red Army, 1934-36, referred to as the ‘Thousand-Mile Flee’ by the Nationalist Party, or KMT)’. A group of us undertook the drawn-out and gruelling journey, living the struggle and history of the Chinese Civil War. After surveying on-site to find shooting angles, I decided to photograph myself in the handstand position, and then displayed upside-down the large, black-and-white photos, in order to construct a disturbed imagery. Like most young people in Taiwan, I know little of this past, but what really interests me is the question of whether history could be rewritten. It might be a Quixote-like fantasy or wuxia romance in wanting to change the world. However the main reason to investigate the present Taiwan-China relation with art is not to illustrate the history or provoke ideological opposition. Through the contrast between the burden of history and our rebellious, wilful action, it intends to reveal the absurdity in life beyond human control.

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10 artworks / 105 exhibition
Curators / Art Critics , Painting , Performance Art , Video Art , Sculpture
Yao Jui-Chung was born in 1969 in Taipei. He graduated from The National Institute of The Arts (Taipei National University of the Arts) with a degree in Art Theory. In 1997, he represented Taiwan in “Facing Faces-Taiwan” at the Venice Biennale and ...
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Yao Jui-Chung, 2007, Performance Art , Video Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 1996, Photographic Art , Performance Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 2011, Performance Art , Video Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 1994, Photographic Art , Performance Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 2013, Performance Art , Video Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 2007, Performance Art , Video Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 1997-2000, Photographic Art , Performance Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 2007, Performance Art , Video Art
Yao Jui-Chung, 2005, Performance Art , Video Art