A handsome book bringing together the significant works of maps of one of China’s most respected and celebrated artists, created over more than a decade
Qiu Zhijie is known for his calligraphy and ink painting, photography, video, installation and performance works. His art is representational of a new kind of experimental communication between the Chinese literati tradition and contemporary art, social participation and the power of self-liberation of art.
In Qiu’s maps, he uses traditional ink painting techniques to crate maps interpreting relationships among various topics. They are based on his own research, writing, imagination, and logical thinking. Qiu weaves different ideas and objects together and outlines the relational web on landscapes including mountains, lakes, islands, railways, etc., offering a possible gateway for the audiences to enter his cartographic world.
- Author: Birgit Hopfener
- Hardcover: 224 pages | 200 colour illustrations
- Date published: July 2020
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-8857242651
- Product Dimensions: 33.2 x 28.9 cm