The Spirit of Collaboration
Sanshung Contemporary Art Museum
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This year The Open Book exhibition has been on a truly International tour, something that we could never expected at the outset, but even at its inaugural showing at the National Library of Wales it was something we knew should be seen wider afield. Being invited to be part of an International traditional celebration of Ink-based Chinese Art as part of ‘Decanter Ink’ by Joe Zhu and Professor Chen, through vital links made by Professor Frank Vigneron, was a wonderful opportunity for us as artists, as art lecturers and educators, to see the folding book in its true cultural and artistic context. It was fascinating, and we could see that we would have a lot to learn about its place in the traditional Chinese cultural sense, as well as being able to gain a huge insight into where art in China currently resides in relation to contemporary perspectives.
OPEN BOOKS, and the art of the Chinese Folding Book Symposium;
The Spirit of Collaboration, OPEN BOOKS, and the art of the Chinese Folding Book Symposium, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 2014
They symposium gathered artists and curators to share their views on the importance of the book, and especially the Chinese concertina album, as a medium of personal expression. The symposium accompanied a touring exhibition shown at: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sanshang Gallery, Hangzhou, China. touring exhibition of Chinese Folding Books, Canberra, University of New South Wales, Australia, Logan Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Arts Council of Wales, British Council, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales Arts International, Welsh Government