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Living as Form , Long March Project
Group Exhibition CREATIVE TIME, Essex Street Market, New York, U.S.A.
Date: 09.23, 2011 - 10.18, 2011

Artists: XU ZHEN® 徐震® | 

MADEIN COMPANY2011/09/23--2011/10/16
Essex Street Market, NY

Living as Form provides a broad look at a vast array of socially engaged practices that appear with increasing regularity in fields ranging from theater to activism, and urban planning to visual art. The project brings together twenty-five curators, documents over 100 artists' projects in a large-scale survey exhibition inside the historic Essex Street Market building, features nine new commissions in the surrounding neighborhood, and provides a dynamic online archive of over 350 socially engaged projects.

Art production in Long March Project including the following forms:
1. Curate projects for multiple individuals to participate in, producing works with collective authorship.
2. Commission artists to produce works.
3. Long March Project as curator to invite artists to create works as part of the project.
4. Long March Space is a commercial gallery to produce exhibitions for artists as a incubator.

The above forms has different relationships, some of them are vague, some are limpid, some of them are reasonable while the other is contradictory... these are reality and it inspires more possibilities in the art production and organizational building, and nevertheless, it's also provokes questions and reflections.

MadeIn Company is a creative, production, dissemination identity.Among which, the relationship between Long March project and the MadeIn Company is quite complex one. It is based on this premise, Long March Project selected the Physique of Consciousnessproduced by MadeIn Company for Creative Time.

Living as Form will culminate with a book, co-published by Creative Time Books and MIT Press, that will highlight projects from the exhibition archive, as well as commissioned essays from noted critics and theorists in the field, including Carol Becker, Claire Bishop, Teddy Cruz, Brian Holmes, Maria Lind, and Shannon Jackson. Detailing some of the most important socially engaged projects from the last twenty years, this unique archive will provide key examples, allow insights into methodologies, contextualize the conditions of site, and broaden the range of what constitutes this form. Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011 will be out in January 2012.

September 24–October 16 Thursday–Sunday, 12–8 PM The historic Essex Street Market

Website: Creative Time - Living as Form

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