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Create a journal entry: Engaging with art


How does engaging with art help us to better understand Chinese society?

Share your experiences and have a look a the journals of other participants.
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calligraphy in the context of new technology and an artistic view of today


I spent the sunny sunday, reading the catalogue of the exhibition in Bern "chinese whispers". The more I dive into the work of these very different chineses artists I often feel, especially with a younger generation of artists, that they are strongly rooted in a tradition of spirituality and calligraphy and make sometimes extremely unexpected and accurat dislocations and connections to the actual time. A strong excemple is for me the work "not too late" of Feng Mengbo who transformed a warriours game into a dance-like abstract movements that are clearly reminiscents of calligraphy.

Another brilliant excample is the interactive multi-channel projection "Poetic Writing for Nature" from Jin Jinagbo.

I am especially interested in chinese art that connects with calligraphy in a very broaden sense and connects with technology and/or actual topics of today.

Any suggestions and reactions are very welcome.




Quite a comprehensive exhibition on contemporary calligraphy from China has been created by the Sigg collection, Hamburg's Deichtorhallen and M+ in Nov 2914:

over 2 years ago

Dear Michael,
many thanks for all your precious comments and this great link to the exhibition secret signs, calligraphi in chinese contemporary art. This is just what I was looking for quite some time.
I saw, that they produced a cataloque out of the exhibition. I will get it asap and dive into!

best wishes

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