Recognition of New Artistic Voices in Kunming 2017-2018
The multi-national and multicultural conversations among artists form a mosaic of artistic voices, a symphony of colors, both individual and collective, with a variety of backgrounds, ages and origins. Clearly and thoughtfully, each one via his/her sophisticated artistic techniques creates a small individual world on canvas which reflects his/her multimodal nature and social context. Through involvement in artistic encounters with other voices the individual voice of the artist is seen and heard better and s/he comes from the marginal positions to the mainstream.
While Multiculturalism as a term appeared in the early 1970s but the phenomenon has lived from centuries before. “Stemming from the Latin word‚ colere, which means to cultivate or till the soil, the notion of culture has always had a double meaning: a specific activity resulting in explicit artefacts, and the way in which society rises above nature, where culture becomes an implicit dimension of social life as such and defines a collectivity as a personality writ large” (Joppke and Lukes, Multicultural Questions, OUP, 1999: 3).
The theme of the exhibition is “Recognition of New Artistic Voices in Kunming”. This exhibition will show how each individual artist from the West creates his/ her own voice and is represented in a multicultural, multi-colorful art scene of the East. The main urpose of Dounan Art Museum and Pashmin Art Consortia through presenting this vast scope of artists is to bridge the cultural and artistic gap between different cultures and countries .
At this group exhibition, a special section is devoted to Julius Voegtli (1879 – 1944), one of the forerunners of Impressionism in Switzerland.
CURATORS: Nour Nouri, Lin Shanwen
CO-CURATORS: Doki Gao, Zahra Hasson, Davood Khazaie
OPENING: 4:00 p.m., Dec. 16, 2017
EXHIBITION DATES: Dec.16, 2017 – Jan. 25, 2018
ORGANIZERS: Dounan Art Mmuseum, Pashmin Art Consortia
VENUE: Dounan Art Museum, Kunming, China