You Ku link to ‘Beijing Guest’ the 30 min programme on BTV

A huge thank you to the people of Beijing TV Youth Channel  (北京客-BTV 青年)especially the people working on ‘Beijing Guest’ Presenters Zhu Yingyi and Sima and Director Che . To fellow participating artist Geng Xin , to Yuan Qiu Lai of Dong Yue Art Museum. A big thank you also to the Embassy of Ireland in China, to Ambassador Paul Kavanagh who speaks on the programme and also to his wife Rosemary Kavanagh. Below is the link to the…

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New Infusions of Life into Nature written by Claire Cuccio

Scholar, author and curator Claire Cuccio  gives her unique insight for the upcoming exhibition “Infinite Entities” at Dong Yue Art Museum

 

 

Guilin Path 《桂林田间路》Niamh Cunningham 70x70cm

Niamh Cunningham’s first sojourn from the green and blue horizons of her native Ireland took her to the striking seasonal shifts of bright cityscapes and deep-colored forests of Prague and the desert yellows and aquatic blues of Dubai. She is now long settled in the lands of China. From her home in Beijing’s metropolis to the interior of Wuling to Guilin, Cunningham has encountered China’s own palette of colours as well as its distinct vistas and close-ups in which to contemplate the glories of the natural world.

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Female Artists Nomination at Da Yuntang Art Musuem, Wangjing

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December 3rd  was a busy Saturday afternoon at Da Yuntang art Museum in Wangjing. The Kaimushi (opening ceremony) was presented by TV Director Li Yemo. This project was organised by the Beijing Women Artists Association, sponsored by Yi Qi Network and curated by Huang Qian.

 

It was an honour to meet many highly regarded artists who have been at the helm of Beijing art and art academia for many decades.

He Yun Lan (left)  worked as art editor and professor of fine arts , appraiser of National Art exhibitions and is currently the Director of Chinese Artists Association. The curator for the exhibition Huang Qian is standing in the centre and on her right side  is the accomplished Pan Ying , head of the Beijing Women Artists Association, an artist well known for her gongbi technique.

Huang Qian  commented that the exhibition is a bold attempt to explore the fusion of Chinese and Western Cultures, with an annual exhibition highlighting a range of artworks promoting cultural exchange with the  female artists.

 

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Interrogating Histories – Intimate Transgressions in Taipei

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This scene was raised by more than a few visitors to the exhibition….. the change of guards at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall marching in ceremonial uniform past an exhibition dealing with sexual violence during times of war .

 

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In the background is Song Xin’s “Adam and Eve Updated” a collage of historical images relating to the issues surrounding comfort women.

 

The exhibition in Taipei was the fourth rendition (previously shown in New York, Beijing and Hangzhou) with the project evolving and growing with each destination.

 

The Taipei local curator Leon Tsai introduced local artists and collaborated with international curator Fion Gunn for the project.

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