The Chinese European Art Center
Xiamen University Art College

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.

Program: Thursday November 19th 2009
19:30pm Concert at the Art College concert hall

Friday November 20th at 17:00 hours
Opening exhibition: The Dialogue
Opening words by the CEAC and Dutch Consul General Mr. Antonius van Zeeland the Ambassador of Iceland Mr. Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson the Consul General of Switzerland in Guangzhou, Mr. Werner E. Nievergelt and Mrs. Marjo van Baar Vice Dean of the Sandberg Institute with officials of Xiamen University.

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

Sandberg Institute and Xiamen University Art College postgraduate’s students are presenting the exhibition: The Young Dialogue
November 20- December 11
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.

Photo's of the exhibition opening ( it can take a few minutes loading )

Press Release 10 year CEAC
The Dialogue

On November 20th at 17:00 pm the Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen University Art College will simultaneously open two exhibitions with artists from China and Europe.The exhibitions are made to celebrate Ten Years Anniversary of the CEAC.
The two exhibitions show works by 54 artists from 15 countries.

The Dialogue
Curator: Ineke Gudmundsson
Exhibition architect: Tim, Chuanxi Chen
Location exhibition: Building D, 4th floor Art College
Duration: November 20th – December 11th 2009

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.  

The Young Dialogue  
Curator: Marjo van Baar
Location exhibition: CEAC Art Center on two floors
Duration: November 20th – December 11th 2009

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.

Press release * The Young Dialogue
-Part of the 10 year anniversary exhibition The Dialogue at the Xiamen University / CEAC-

Opening Friday November 20 at 5PM
Exhibition duration: Friday November 20 – December 11

CEAC Chinese European Art Center
Address: Xiamen University Art College
Tuesday to Saturday 10-12 am / 3-5pm
Xiamen University Art College, CEAC
Xiamen City Fujian Province (361005)
T/F +86 (0) 592 2180850

We invite you to attend the opening of the The Young Dialogue, an international exhibition made by artists from the Multimedia Department / Art College of Xiamen University and the Sandberg Institute of Amsterdam..

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.

Participating artists:

Sandberg Institute Amsterdam: Mattijs Bredewold (NL), Marieke de Jong (NL), Sina Khani (Ir/De), Ulrik Kristensen (Den), Tom Milnes (UK), Sachi Miyachi (Jap), Georgi Tabatadze (Georgie), Renee van Trier (NL), Jetske Verhoeven (NL), Kirsten Wilmink (De)
Multimedia Department Art College/Xiamen University: Chen Libin, Dong Yehong, Huang Xiaoqin, Jin Jing, Jia Zhixing, Mi Zhenxi, Tian Rui.

Curator: Marjo van Baar