London Craft Week 2016: Integration—Redesign

Exhibition

Integration—Redesign

Tue 3 May - Fri 13 May


The exhibition’s theme is ‘Integration—Redesign’, and it is based on silk, a Chinese traditional craft material. Using modern life as a creative source point, 10 excellent designers from Hangzhou integrated silk into their contemporary designs. Through the excavation, decomposition, and redesigning of the silk, the artists extend the latitude of silk infinitely. The new silk aesthetics, characterized by the syncretism of tradition and innovation and the Orient and the West, demonstrate the spirit of China’s next generation of craftsmen.

 

Meanwhile, as a higher art institution, the China Academy of Art is presenting the ‘The Gifts of West Lake’ for the first time in London. Several artists have devoted themselves for years to creating hundreds of art works and designs inspired from their experiences and feelings about the southern Yangtze River and West Lake, presenting the traditional culture and the modernity of West Lake.

 

We hope this exhibition will help to change people’s inherent views of ‘Chinese design’, to spread the works and concepts of China’s outstanding contemporary designers to a wider global audience, and to deepen the understanding of Chinese culture. We also hope this exhibition will enhance communication in the creative cultural industry.


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Contemporary Chinese Craft Exhibition

Private View : 6-9 pm 3 May. Public Viewing: 3-13th of May 2016



To book for a private viewing, please register




 “融·再设计”

 “融-再设计”以中国传统工艺材质-丝为元素,以现代生活为创意源点,融入杭州数十位优秀设计师和匠人的当代设计思维,对“丝”进行重新挖掘、分解、再设计,无限延伸“丝”的纬度,呈现传统与创新、东方与西方相融合的新丝美学,诠释新一代的中国工匠精神!

    同时,中国高等艺术学府——中国美术学院携“西湖礼品”首次亮相伦敦。“西湖礼品”由中国知名艺术家通过多年对中国江南、西湖的了解与感受,潜心创作出上百件以西湖为主题的艺术作品与艺术衍生品,通过这些作品来表现出西湖的传统文化与现代感。

    我们希望通过这一展览改变人们以往对“中国设计”的固有看法,将中国当代优秀设计师的作品和理念传播给全球更广大的受众,加深世界对中国文化的理解,并且希望加强两国文化创意产业间的交流与沟通。