Live:The interview with XU Jie
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The pictures I took when I was a First-year graduate school student. It’s an accumulationfrom the time I got in touch with Chinese contemporary art to 2012. Shooting is a part of my life diary. It’s about 1300 photos appeared on the show. I must continue.

Live of Aug 18 XU Jie Solo Exhibition

The interview with XU Jie:

am: Pictures of the exhibition is the accumulation of many years? Do you ever count how many photos appeared on the show? Are you still shooting such a photo now?

XU Jie: The pictures I took when I was a First-year graduate school student. It’s an accumulationfrom the time I got in touch with Chinese contemporary art to 2012. Shooting is a part of my life diary. It’s about 1300 photos appeared on the show. I must continue.

Live of Aug 18 XU Jie Solo Exhibition

XU Jie, Advertising, 2013, Single Screen

am: Could you talk about this video? How many historical events involved in? How many countries involved in? Have you ever calculate how long is the time span of these events?

XU Jie: there are about 50 big political historical events, 10 countries involved in and the time span is from the end of World War (1939-1945) to the eighty’s.

Live of Aug 18 XU Jie Solo Exhibition

am: How do you choose these events? What do you think "I" in the role of these segments of current record?

XU Jie: The principle of my choosing is the event which shocked my view of history, or image of "side" of history. It seems like that I am a history of "tabloid reporter".

Live of Aug 18 XU Jie Solo Exhibition

am: When did you write this poem? Who is your favorite poet? Which poem has the biggest effect on you?

XU Jie: I wrote this poem during 2007. My favorite poet is Su Shi, Nietzsche,Cao Xueqin and Mao Zedong. The poem Zarathustra as forster said of Nietzsche has the biggest effect on me. Poetry is gushing of the most pure and rationality and irrationality.

am: What do you think about poem as a media? Why do you choose this poem to appear on your exhibition?

XU Jie: Poem is very special. It’s silent picture, and the poetry expresses one's will. Maybe the poet do not think like that, but the reader can think like that. Poetry is a stones into a lake, how much the ripples are the job of the readers. This poem is my praise of love, because now I don't have so much faith on love. This is a cute with the truth.

Live of Aug 18 XU Jie Solo Exhibition

am: Now as a college student, graduated from the academy and you are not active in the art circle. Will you still care about what happened in the contemporary art scene? If so, can you tell me about your perception of Chinese contemporary art scene?

XU Jie: I am very concerned about the contemporary art scene. I am learning art after all. I will also pay close attention to Chinese contemporary art in my writing program. Chinese contemporary art circle has entered the age of Amnesty. Amnesty is not bad. If you are amnestied by the real "son of heaven", then you are the "citizens". Some people said that the real revolutionaries still exist, but in face they are the people who want to be embraced but they can’t. I remember that Li XianTing has a book named the important thing is not art. It’s what I mean.

But I still miss the time when I was a student, it’s fresh when I read, see and hear something about contemporary art, and I can carry the paint clip to the park to Sketch. It’s very pure and art.

am: What is your plan of next year?

XU Jie: I will focus my first movie. This will be a more comprehensive challenge.

[Editor] 纪晓棠

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