Fantasy is the activity of imagining actions and ideas beyond the constrains of reality. Once those are curbed within the sphere of factuality, one is simply thinking. So, the appealing quality of fantasy is how close or far it can get from reality, or at least possible reality. The fact that it’s generally improbable according to common knowledge, makes it both fascinating and entertaining.
Dedicated to the exploration and pioneering of contemporary art and culture, Longlati Non-Profit Foundation, officially established in 2019, is rooted in the changing art history and geo-environment of the world, and has established three main directions of the foundation’s practice: the creation of international women artists in the twentieth century, minority and multiple minority cultures, and the practice of post-90s Chinese artists.
To this end, Longlati intends to initiate a long-term writing project, aiming to conduct in-depth research and combing around these three main lines, and to present the rich historical narratives, artistic practices and social and cultural landscapes under these themes in a multi-dimensional manner. In this process, we will invite writers, curators, and artists active in the contemporary art world to participate in the project, and through monthly written output, we will build a foundation of art documentation and research centered on the Longlati Foundation’s collection.