Open Books

Williams, Sue (2012) Open Books. UNSPECIFIED.

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Williams was invited by curator Mary Husted to contribute to Open Books, an exhibition of Chinese ink paintings and folding books from the early twentieth century to the present. The exhibition is part of Decanter Ink, an annual programme organized by Sanshang Museum of Contemporary Art, Hangzhou, China, to promote ideas about Chinese ink painting and culture. Williams’s contribution extends her interest in the capacity of art to express or address personal and group identities amidst competing political, social and cultural forces. Her book explores Chinese women’s conceptions of their sexuality, especially when they are confronted by Western representations of women, and in relation to differences between male–female communication in China and the West. The book continues Williams’s creation of forms that can display tension or unease through the mixing of media, also evident in her other REF submission. In this case, she combines pictures from western magazines with imagery found on the streets of China. The exhibition opened at Sanshang Museum of Contemporary Art in November 2013, and there is an accompanying catalogue, produced by the museum. From there, the exhibition will tour to Australia (Logan Art Gallery, Queensland), Hong Kong (Hui Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong) India and the USA over the next two years.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Citation: Williams, S., Open Books.
Uncontrolled Keywords: artist's book, Chinese folding book, painting, Chinese culture
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Art & Media
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 14:35
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 13:42

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