The Dialogue

group exhibition


November 20 at 5 PM, 2009


November 20 till December 11, 2009


CEAC, Xiamen, China

On the occasion of the ten years anniversary of the CEAC we invite you and your friends to join us at the opening of the International exhibitions The Dialogue on Friday November 20th 2009 at 17:00 hours.

The opening will be attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland in Beijing, Mr. Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson and Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou,Mr. Antonius van Zeeland and the Consul General of Switzerland in Guangzhou, Mr. Werner E. Nievergelt. Also a great number of the participating artists from China and the European countries will be present at the opening.

Location exhibition Building D, 4th floor of Art College
The International Exhibition: The Dialogue
November 20- December 11
Curator: Ineke Gudmundsson
Assistants and coordination: May Li, Lucy Chen and Chuanxi Chen, Tim.
Artist China:
Chen Wenling, Xiamen/Beijing,Chuanxi Chen, Fujian Pr.,Huang Yan, Beijing, Kan Xuan, Beijing, Maleonn, Shanghai, Meiya Lin, Xiamen/NL, Xu Huijing, Guangzhou, Liang Shuo, Beijing, Gu Yue, Fujian Pr./Beijing, Shen Ye, Fuzhou, Wang Wei, Beijing, Weina, CN/NL, Zhifei Yang, Xiamen/NL, Yang Jian, CN/NL, Ma Wen, CN & Horst Baur, Germany, Rania Ho,USA/CN

Foreign artists:
Björn Norgaard, DK, Bard Breivik, NW, Rachel de Joode, NL, Richard Gibson, IE, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, IS/CN, Stevens Vaughn, USA, Colette Hosmer, USA Pascal, FR/USA, Vroegop & Schoonveld, NL, Charlotte Schleiffert, NL, The Icelandic Love Corporation, IS, (Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir, Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurdardóttir), Kristján Gudmundsson, IS, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, IS, Klitsa Antoniou, CY, Pieter Holstein, NL, Sandra Kunz, CH/CN, Nick Renshaw, UK/NL, Ronny Delrue,BE.

The Dialogue is an exhibition of sixteen Chinese artists and twenty one foreign artists. The artists were selected by Ineke Gudmundsson, the director of the CEAC.

The architect of the exhibition is Tim, Chuanxi Chen, who also is one of the exhibiting artists. All the artists in this exhibition have been in one or another way working or exhibiting in the CEAC during the past ten years. Many of these artists are here in Xiamen to celebrate this milestone in the work of the Chinese European Art Center. Together with a lot of people and with the support of the Dutch Government and Xiamen University Art College we have been working on a publication of a 320 page book about our activities at the CEAC and Art College in the past ten years. This book has the title; The Red Snowball, and will be published later this year in China and The Netherlands.

Sandberg Institute and Xiamen University Art College postgraduate’s students are presenting the exhibition: The Young Dialogue
Curator: Marjo van Baar
Participating students:
Tom Milnes – UK, Renee van Trier – NL, Kirsten Wilmink – DE, Sachi Miyachi – Japan, Mattijs Bredewold – NL, Ulrik Kristensen – DK, Jetske Verhoeven – NL, Georgi Tabatadze – Georgia, Marieke de Jong – NL, Sina Khani – Iran/DL
Xiamen University Art College:
Chen Libin, Dong Yehong, Huang Xiaoqin, Jin Jing, Jia Zhixing, Mi Zhenxi, Tian Rui.

We would like to thank the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou, the Swiss Consulate of Guangzhou, the Rabobank Graafschap-Noord Zutphen e.o of the Netherlands and Mr. Stevens Vaughn for their support.

The Young Dialogue is an exhibition of works made by postgraduate students from The Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and Xiamen University Art College. The Vice Dean of the Sandberg Institute Marjo van Baar has been working closely with the Art College for many years, both in China and Amsterdam. Marjo van Baar is the curator for this exhibition and she has selected seventeen young artist/ postgraduates from Xiamen University Art College and Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This exhibition is a good example of a fruitful cooperation between the two institutes.

The two postgraduate courses cooperate for nearly 10 years and are honored to present themselves at the 10 year anniversary of the CEAC. The CEAC, under the inspiring directorship of Mrs Ineke Gudmundsson, plays a very important role in the exchange program between the two schools. It gives space to the newest developments in art and it’s often the first serious art platform where young artists present their works to the outside world. The Young Dialogue is the title of our contribution to this anniversary. Young because all the participants of this exhibition are at the beginning of their art careers. The Dialogue points at the frankness of their minds to get to know each others frames of reference and approaches to the arts in spite off the different cultural backgrounds. We meet each other in a shared interest for art and its place in society.


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