As part of the eagerly-awaited Asian Art in London, Asia House, in conjunction with the Muban Educational Trust, is holding an exhibition Vision and Revision: The Art of Chinese Woodblock Prints. A selection of 12 prints illustrating the development of Chinese woodblock printmaking from the 1970s to the present day will be on display in the Asia House Reception from 3 – 11 November 2016.
Traditional woodblock prints were produced in China as book illustrations and auspicious New Year prints. In the 1920s and 1930s, European realism was introduced to China and printmaking became an efficient medium for mass education and propaganda. Many revolutionary prints were produced. With the open door policy and the reforms of the 1980s, artists have developed a greater variety in their styles and subject matter to express a growing modernism.
The Muban Educational Trust (MET) is a charitable organisation dedicated to the preservation, conservation and development of the extensive collection of contemporary Chinese woodcut prints assembled by Christer von der Burg and the late Verena Bolinder-Müller during the late 1990s. It administers a collection of more than 6,500 modern and contemporary Chinese woodblock prints.
Asian Art in London brings together over 60 of the world’s top dealers, major auction houses and museums for an annual ten-day celebration of the finest Asian art. Visitors converge in London for this prestigious international event offering gallery selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars.
The exhibition will be open from 10.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday. Free entry.