For the latest in our IN FOCUS series, we speak to Liu Jie, Founder and Art Director of A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China.
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space was founded in 2007 as a professional gallery committed to presenting and promoting China’s contemporary art. Equipped with exhibition halls for artworks and collections, and a screening room for videos and discussions, it focuses on researching, presenting and promoting outstanding works and experimental projects of China’s contemporary art and culture by carrying out domestic and international projects.
At this year’s PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, A Thousand Plateaus exhibited works by Chen Xiaoyi, Li Lang and Feng Li.
You can read the full interview below.
© A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
Please describe your arts background (and how you became a gallerist)?
At university, I majored in art. I started at a very early stage to explore the development of Chinese contemporary art. Naturally I opened a gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
Who or what is your greatest inspiration as an art dealer?
So many things. I am curious about everything new.
What kind of works are you on the look-out for?
Works beyond experience, new expressions, new content, new ideas.
What was your highlight of this year’s PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai?
I had five years’ experience as an exhibitor. So far, the first year impressed me the most: there were engaged visitors, industry experts,public and professionals, amateurs, collectors and many directors and curators of important art museums. You can see that people have such expectations for photography.
What do you hope to exhibit in coming year?
Let me think - I know for sure they will be great art works!