10(+) Chinese artists and 10 (+) artists from elsewhere will submit artworks in their chosen medium, depicting their impression of the 'foreign' country. Drawing from subconscious imprints of a land unknown (Chinese artists will comment upon other lands, and vice versa), artists will examine their ideas of place and identity in sub/ob-jective space.
NOTE: please interpret "Chinese", "non", and "resident" as you wish, depending upon your personal idea of identity.
Any medium on paper, canvas, card, what-have-you. Digital mediums on CDr/DVDr or email jpg/flac/avi.
Return upon request at close of exhibition.
Documentation (web and tangible) to all.
To be exhibited in Shanghai, China and New York City
(full details to be pinned down Feb. 2011).
Deadline: 15 March, 201
echo june vincent
(the following is the gallery proposal for expanded blahblahblahdeology)........
Our works will show both the power of media and the power of imagination to construct unseen landscapes in our minds. We all have imprints of other lands, lent to us by books, movies, news and daydreams. They are places ethereally 'extant' in our minds, despite the fact that our eyes have never seen the land's contours.
Viewers from each respective country will be provided with a glimpse of how their homeland is perceived by others, urging them to see their surroundings through a fresh lens. We will be inspired to consider the differences between the whisper-images we hold in our heads, and the actuality of an tangible, yet ever-changing, place.
We will see how, when the artist commits their impressions of a place to a tangible artwork, they in fact construct in reality a place that is otherwise held only in the mind.
Finally, we can observe the relationship between the suppositions we nurture and the truths which evolve in reality....a 'place' to wonder how our gathered perceptions affect, in a very real way, the unfolding of the world around us.