Friday, August 29, 2008

visions of the east

As my reason for being in China, our group exhibition - Visions of the East opened at the Capital Library in Beijing as part of the cultural ctivities for the olympics.

The exhibit was opened by officials from the Ministry of Culture and from different consulates and embassies...

Being flanked by the organizers with my work

My other piece being filmed

There were works by over 60 artists and one of my favorites was this huge "sculptural" painting on the left by a brilliant Japanese artist named Yayoi Kato which had prints as comical quote boxes floating over 4 huge blank canvases...

and this really cool work by Indonesian artist Made Wianta who installed razors on canvas and formed dramatic shadows cast by the light...

With the Japanese artist Yayoi Kato. She has ongoing exhibitions as well in different venues around China!

I met again with the organizers of the exhibition a couple of days after and they treated us for a grand tour of the city and the Great Wall and great traditional Chinese food!

Thank you Zhu Sun and the rest of the organizing committee... hope you could visit us soon in Cambodia so we can return the favor!

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