Map of Zhongshan Park
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Qiu Zhijie draws ‘maps’ based on concepts such as city and park. To Zhijie, mapping something amounts to a process of obtaining awareness. His map is a model for uniting personal and historical ideas. It can encourage new thoughts and insights.
Many city parks in China are called 'Zhongshan, honouring the founder of the Republic of China, Sun Zhongshan. Zhijie draws the park as a public space for rebirth; as a court for leisure, outdoor sports, public debate; a meeting place for love and desire.
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