Bern

Bern

Long-Tail Elephant

Kunsthalle Bern
Helvetiaplatz 1
September 5–October 18, 1998

A year after the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square and the emigration of some of China’s most progressive cultural forces, four Canton-based artists—Liang Ju Hui, Xu Tan, Chen Shao Xiong, and Lin Yilin—began a collaborative project under the name “Long-Tail Elephant.” Organizing clandestine exhibitions and staging art actions throughout Canton, their “unofficial” work quickly became an underground phenomenon. Viewers in Europe will get a first glimpse of “Long-Tail Elephant” at the Kunsthalle Bern, where the artists plan to present collective and individual works in a variety of media: video, sculptural objects, performance, and a site-specific intervention. The show is curated by Kunsthalle director Bernhard Fibicher.