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…
Recent exhibition “Infinite Entities – Life and Nature” with Hangzhou artist Gengxin and myself has been highlighted in a chat show called Beijing Guest on BTV. It is due to be aired this Friday 14th April at 20.30 on the BTV youth channel if you are in China .
Before the opening of this joint exhibition with fellow artist Geng Xin from Hangzhou we made a quick collaborative painting for the filming of “Beijing Guest” on Beijing TV (BTV). This programme is due to be aired April 14th.
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.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the opening ceremony for Beijing No 55 High School. The students were starting back after their long Chinese Spring Festival break ready to face the music for the next semester.
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.
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 .
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.