25 October, 2006
Chinese Printmaking Today
The British Library 2003
This introductory essay by Dr Frances Wood on the Political and Literary Context of the works on show in the exhibition is reproduced by permission of the author from Chinese Printmaking Today: Woodblock Printing in China 1980-2000 by Anne Farrer.
The 108 prints selected for the exhibition are by 90 artists. Artists in their 20s contrast with an older generation, who lived through the political upheavals of 20th-century China. Each artist responds creatively to the expressive potential of the woodcut.
If you are interested in learning more about Chinese printmaking today and other aspects of contemporary Chinese culture, try these links: