Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China — Book Talk with Luise Guest

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by MiYeon Park on April 25th, 2016   367 views

When and Where

  • 25/04/2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • The Bookworm
    三里屯南街4号院
    Beijing
    China
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Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China — Book Talk with Luise Guest

Event Details

The dynamic artistic centers of China are producing some of the most interesting and compelling contemporary art of our time. In 2011, Sydney writer and art educator Luise Guest began a series of interviews with Chinese contemporary artists. As she went from studio to studio, and gallery to gallery, she began to question why the extraordinary female artists she encountered were not more widely known. From this experience, her book ‘Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China’ was born. Luise realized that, despite the continuing international interest in China and in Chinese art, there are fascinating stories as yet insufficiently told: the stories of women artists.

The dynamic artistic centers of China are producing some of the most interesting and compelling contemporary art of our time. In 2011, Sydney writer and art educator Luise Guest began a series of interviews with Chinese contemporary artists. As she went from studio to studio, and gallery to gallery, she began to question why the extraordinary female artists she encountered were not more widely known. From this experience, her book ‘Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China’ was born. Luise realized that, despite the continuing international interest in China and in Chinese art, there are fascinating stories as yet insufficiently told: the stories of women artists. It was Mao Zedong who said “Women hold up half the sky”. Her book reveals the work and lives of the artists of three generations, working in diverse media, who are doing just that. She spent the next 4 years travelling to China many times, visiting the studios of female artists in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Chengdu. From all of these encounters she selected (with great difficulty) the 32 artists who feature in the book.

This event is hosted by the Bookworm.
Advanced registration is not required for this event. (Ticket fee: 50RMB)

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