Time Out Beijing: “Artist Qiu Zhijie taps into the nerve of life in contemporary China. On the eve of his first major solo show, he talks about his biggest break to date, why everything’s going to be ruined and a national monument gripped by death.
Qiu Zhijie is only the second Chinese artist (after Huang Yongping) to have a large-scale solo show at the influential Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art – a clear indication that he is now a major figure on the local landscape and ready for a broader audience. He’s already had the beginnings of success abroad. At his first New York solo show, back in 2001, The New York Times praised the artist for his ‘brash Zen-style wit’. “