Reflections and Anticipations
As I sit here preparing the A4art China exhibition materials, listening to some of the Chinese music I picked up in Beijing the day before my flight home last month, looking forward to a dumpling feast down the road in China Town… and so on, it occurs to me that I am living with one metaphorical foot firmly fixed on the other side of the world. I think a lot of people are like that nowadays, whether they are migrants, wanderers or, like me, cultural moths.
Most of the preparation work for A4art China has already been done. It’s all looking really good and I’m very excited. One of our guests at the private view on Thursday evening is a graduate from the Sichuan Fine Arts Academy, who is now working as a photographer and curator in London. We should also have a post-grad student coming over from China especially for the exhibition, so there will be opportunities to discuss the realities of living and studying in a city like Chongqing.
We are also preparing a Blurb book documenting the A4art story and the artists who contributed to A4art China. That should be ready for distribution pretty soon, if not immediately, after the exhibition launch on next Thursday evening.