FORGET ART _ ART COLLECTIVE. Site specific project.
Series of Multimedia Exhibitions__1
Not Only A Taoist Troublemaker !
Inside the front hall of a temple.
Guerrilla non-site intervention and situation-based tactics.
A sense of time and position lie behind attitude!
Six artists’ work of de-professionalization and site-specific installation setting temporary and subtle landscapes against the religious building.
Space is a unceasing practiced place !
Zajia lab project space___Hong'En Taoist Temple:
Hong'En Taoist Temple is located in Beijing at the back of Bell Tower, close to the city central axes. During the Yuan dynasty it was called "Thousand Buddhas Temple", but its name was changed into "Temple of Peace and Quiet" during the Qing Dinasty. During the reign of Emperor Tongzhi (1862-1875),Taoist priest Liu Chengyin renovated the temple building and renamed it "Hong'En Taoist Temple" (Taoist Temple of the Vast Kindness) and also erected a commemorative stele in which he expressed the wish that "people visiting the temple shall look upon the God of Kindness with deep respect and devotion and shall always protect and sustain the temple". During the Cultural Revolution, the temple was used as a factory of spare parts. Nowadays, between the front hall and the main audience hall of the temple there are a supermarket, a grocery market and a souvenir shop.