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Chen Tong
Chen Tong is an artist, curator, writer, editor, and the founder of Libreria Borges Bookshop and Libreria Borges Institute for Contemporary Art in Guangzhou. From 1979 to 1983, he studied in the Chinese Painting Department of Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy, where he has continued to teach since 1986. In 1992, he launched the Encyclopedia of Experimental Art (EALS), a series of publications about contemporary art, film, photography, and theory. In 1994, he established Libreria Borges, where he organized events relating to contemporary art and culture. In 1998, he co-established (with Lu Yi) a publishing studio, Collection Minuit, where he introduced works from a French publishing house, Les Éditions de Minuit (Midnight Press), especially works of the nouveau roman, and introduces and translates them into Chinese. In 2009, he received Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French Ministère de la Culture. His work has been presented in exhibitions such as the 2nd and 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (2006, 2008), the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and the 4th Gwangju Biennale (2002).
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Alternative Spaces Are Still the Best Alternative
Volume 15, Number 6, November/December 2016
by Chen Tong
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An Express Train Without Destination
Volume 3, Number 1, March 2004
by Chen Tong
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