Intellectuals are since time memorial the productive power behind cultural research. We now wish to touch upon some specific cases of intellectuals who - in contrast to the traditional intellectuals - don’t abdicate their responsibility of intellectual propagation, continuous self- introspection and reflection on the worldly phenomena. This is what Antonio Gramsci calls “organic intellectuals”.
The exhibition Multiple Truths: He Duoling, He Gong and Shi Jindian, directed by A Thousand Plateaus Art Space seeks to reveal the ‘organic intellectual’ faces of these three artists. The multiple truths brought to light by their works allow people to indulge in their own thoughts following their own understanding and interpretation of the artworks. ‘A Thousand Plateaus’ as the room where the artworks are being exposed, wants to provide an elastic space with a tactful and provisional annotating character, where people can give free reign to their thoughts and where the multiple truths of the artworks are consequently being generated.