2009, Fri, Oct 09 — 2010, Sun, Jan 10

Qiu Zhijie: Twilight of the Idols

Qiu Zhijie | Twilight of the Idols | (c) Berthold Stadler

Qiu Zhijie | Twilight of the Idols | (c) Berthold Stadler

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.

Each Sunday 15 h
Guided tours through the exhibition more ...

Learn and Experience
The “Gallery to go” offers a creative opportunity. Children and adults design their own gallery with photographs, drawings, and sound recordings from the Institute of Art History.


9.10., 21 h
Artist Talk
Qiu Zhijie in conversation with Andreas Schmid, artist and expert on Chinese art, Berlin. more...

22. – 24.10.
International Conference “Negotiating Difference”
Chinese contemporary art at the center of academic research.
Organizers: Kunsthistorisches Institut, Abt. Ostasien, Freie Universität (Institute of Art History, Department of East Asian History, Free University) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. more...

This event is part of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2009. The Asia-Pacific Weeks are made possible by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.