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Supplement that with Marching in Circles, a smaller but no less conceptually rigorous group show at nearby Long March Space. Put together by curator Robin Peckham, former editor of Beijing-based art magazine Leap, Marching in Circles is a response to the grind of art, the forces of professionalization and globalization that threaten to turn ‘the act of looking at art…into a nine-to-five slog like data entry, telemarketing or dental hygiene’.
To provide an alternative, Peckham has enlisted a few individuals and collectives on the fringes who are attempting to break the experience of art out of the prison of the white cube. Marching in Circles features such alternative aesthetic displays as a poster mini-exhibition from Asian Dope Boys, the club night launched last year by artists Chen Tianzhuo and Yu Han; a popup stand presenting a curated selection of books and magazines produced by Shanghai bookstore Closing Ceremony; and an app providing a direct line of patronage to starving artists, developed by Hong Kong collective Come Inside.