CEAC - Djúpivogur

Press release

Rolling Snowball/5,Djúpivogur
a Chinese-European exhibition initiated and supported by the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Xiamen, China and the Municipality of Djúpivogur, Iceland.

Duration exhibition: July 12 till August 15, 2014
Opening Ceremony: Saturday July 12, 2014 3-5 PM
Opening words by:
-mrs. Ineke Gudmundsson and ms. May Lee, directors of CEAC
-mr. Gauti Jóhannesson, mayor of Djúpivogur
-mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson,Presidentof Iceland

Location: Bræðslan, Vikurland6, 765 Djúpivogur
Opening hoursevery day from 11 till 16 hours

Rolling Snowball/5, Djúpivogur presents works of thirty-three visual artists from China and Europe who nearly all exhibited for or worked as artists in residence at CEAC in China. The exhibition consists of photographs, paintings, sculptures, video and drawings. An exhibition catalogue will be available.
CEAC also opened an artist residency in Djúpivogur where artists can work. This summer two Dutch artists will live and work in the village during the summer months.

Curators
Ineke Gudmundsson, May Lee, Annelie Musters
Artists:
Árni Guðmundsson, Cathelijn van Goor, Chantal Spit, Erró, Hanne Tyrmi,
Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Jaring Lokhorst, Jia Zhixing, Jing Jin, Katrin Korfmann,
Kristján Guðmundsson, Lotte Geeven, Marjan Laaper, Marianne Lammersen,
Meiya Lin, Paul Kooiker, Pan Feifei, Peng WanlingPieter Holstein, Qin Jian,
Ragnar Kjartansson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Renate Wernli, Rúrí, Sara Riel,
Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sylvie Zijlmans, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Teresa Eng
Þór Vigfússon, Wei Na, Xu Huijing, Zhong Zheming

About CEAC
CEAC, Xiamen is a non-profit art center with an artist–in–residence program open to visual artists, architects, (fashion) designers, curators, composers and writers. The art center’s exhibition calendar consists of ten to twelve shows annually, with supplementary programs including lectures and workshops, outdoor video and film festivals, and concerts.
CEAC’s main task is to establish contact between Chinese and Western cultures. CEAC residents come from all over the world.
Since 2010 CEAC has been organizing events in other Chinese cities once a year. In 2010 the exhibitionDialogue - Red Snowball/1with twenty-three European and Chinese artists in the Dutch Culture Center in Shanghai as part of the World Expo was organized. In 2011 and 2013 exhibitions with forty-eight international artists were held in Quanzhou in southern Fujian province and in 2012 twenty-three artists participated in the Rolling Snowball, Guangzhou exhibition. This is the first time CEAC organises an exhibition in Europe.

About Djúpivogur
Djúpivogur is a member of Citta Slow movement for small local organizations in 27 countries around the world.Cittaslow is the international mark of accreditation for municipalities that provide the highest quality living environment, local produce, hospitality, natural environment, infrastructure, cultural history and identity preservation.It is in this spirit thatDjúpavogshreppurtakes part in the exhibition in collaboration with the CEAC.
This event was made possible with the supportreceived from the artists and the inhabitants of Djúpivogur.

Photo's of the exhibition