‘Resonance – Canadian Printmaking Exhibition’ to be held in Beijing

Source:Global Times Published: 2015-6-29 18:08:01

Marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Canada, the Embassy of Canada in China, the Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House and Shengzhi Art Centre at Beijing's 798 Art Zone is currently holding an exhibition, Resonance - Canadian Printmaking Exhibition.

Curated by Canadian Jiaqi Wu, the exhibition, which is set to end July 12, presents works from 30 Canadian printmaking artists including Tracy Templeton and Guy Langevin, who both participated in the opening ceremony on Sunday with the Ambassador of Canada to China Guy Saint-Jacques.

During a press conference for the exhibition also held on Sunday, Wu said that printmaking appeared in China very early but it was only used as a tool for printing. It wasn't until the last century that printmaking became to be seen as a form of art in and of itself in China. In contrast, artists in the West began to explore the artistic possibilities of printmaking as early as the Renaissance period.

According to Wu, the 30 Canadian artists taking part in the exhibition make use of traditional printmaking techniques but at the same time creatively combine printmaking with other art forms.

The Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House is planning to publish a bilingual book featuring the works and artists from the exhibition.

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