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Exhibitions, Publications and Conferences

Members of MET are actively involved in exhibitions, publications and conferences in the field of Chinese art and Chinese printmaking, here are some details.

Exhibitions

2003-2006 ‘Chinese Printmaking Today: Woodblock Printing in China 1980-2000’ organised by the British Library in association with the Muban Foundation (14 November 2003 – 7 March 2004). Curated by AF. Exhibition tour included the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (October 2005-January 2006), The Oriental Museum, Durham, (January-May 2006), The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (May-September 2006).

2006 Chen Qi woodblock Prints 1989-2002. Exhibition held at the Bankside Gallery, London in July 2006. Organised with the assistance of the Muban Foundation. Curated by DB.

2008 ‘City Diary 1987-2007: prints & drawings by He Weimin’. Exhibition organised by Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London (12 June-25 July 2008) with assistance of the MET. Curated by AF.

2010 ‘Dreaming of Antiquity: colour woodblock prints by Wang Chao’. Exhibition at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (16 June-16 July 2010) organised with the assistance of the MET to coincide with the conference ‘The Colour Print in China 1600-1800’. Curated by AF.

Publications

2002 Ellen J. Laing, Art & Aesthetics in Chinese Popular Prints: selections from the Muban Foundation Collection (Center for Chinese Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002).

Christer von der Burg, with contributions by An Bin, Julia Andrews, David Barker, Yin Hwang, Ellen Johnston Laing and Frances Wood, The Art of Contemporary Chinese Woodcuts (Muban Foundation 2003);

Anne Farrer ed., with contributions by David Barker, Christer von der Burg, He Weimin, Yin Hwang, Beth McKillop, Iris Wachs, Frances Wood, Zheng Haiyao et al., Chinese Printmaking Today: woodblock printing in China 1980-2000 (British Library, 2003).

2006 David Barker, Chen Qi woodblock Prints 1989-2002. Exhibition catalogue to accompany exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, London (Muban Foundation 2006).

2009 Christer von der Burg, James Cahill, Craig Clunas, Sören Edgren, Wang Chao et al., Ming Erotic Colour Prints from The Muban Foundation – The Shibui Collection, 40th anniversary edition, Orientations April 2009, vol. 40, no. 3 (Hong Kong 2009; publication).

2014 David Barker, “The Muban Educational Trust emerges from the Muban Foundation”, in Collection-Auction (Guangzhou, China), issue 9, pp. 58-63.

(forthcoming) Exhibition catalogue accompanying Gusu exhibition at the Zhejiang Art Museum in 2015.

The Colour Print in China 1600-1800. Publication of papers delivered by the 2010 conference.

Conferences and study-days

2002 ‘Woodblock Art in East Asia: links between the printmaking traditions of China, Japan and Korea’ held on 9-10 November 2002 at Somerset House, London. Two-day conference organised by Sotheby’s Institute of Art with financial assistance from the MF.

2003 ‘Chinese Printmaking Today: Woodblock Printing in China 1980-2000’. Study-day held on 15 November 2003 jointly with the British Library in association with the MF.

2005 ‘The sheet print in eighteenth-century China’. Study-day held on 5 November 2005. Organised by Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London with financial assistance from the MF.

2010 ‘The Colour Print in China 1600-1800’ held on 18-19 June 2010. Two-day conference organised by Sotheby’s Institute of Art to coincide with the British Museum’s exhibition ‘The Printed Image in China from the 8th to the 21st centuries’. Funded by MET.

The Muban Trust

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