[Qiu Zhijie, "Map of Utopia," 2012. Courtesy of the artist] Prompts & Triggers, Qiu Zhijie, Blueprints (2012) :: June 28 - August 19, 2012 :: Opening: June 28; 5:00 - 8:00 pm :: Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art, Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
For the second edition of Prompts & Triggers, Qiu Zhijie (b. 1969, Fujian), one of China’s most versatile artists, draws from major political and historical narratives to produce large-scale, ink-based maps. From Confucianism to Enlightenment, Qiu Zhijie charts new paths, centers, nodes, and relationships, scrutinizing the mutable boundaries that outline histories of world thought. Continue reading