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thePULL: the Rhizome and its Art Residents of Lijiang   Leave a comment

I previously described a small little place in Lijiang east of Lijiang old town (south south east of Pullman Lijiang) having an art gallery displayed until July 1st. Now, let’s investigate the residents further.

The Rhizome Art Gallery is also a popular and possibly only art residencies active in Lijiang. Artists from all over the world come to experience the natural surroundings and the culture of the many local tribes, or nationalities 少数民族 (ShaoShuMinZu).

ECHENIQUE José – LEON CANNOCK Alejandro PERU

Although some have already left their stay at the Rhizome,they all have a stretch of inspiration to the locals, and have learnt from them. They are involved in the community, but create a peace of their own in their works.

See more about these artists at http://rhizome-lijiang.org/en/residents.php or explore them yourself below.
Most of the links on the site do not work, but some require a simple fix. Go to the link by deleting the starting names. 
IE   http://rhizome-lijiang.org/en/www.giovannijubert.com 

ShiJinDian`s wire motocycle

EDIT: here are links related to the artists who have or are at residence at Rhizome Lijiang,  for your convenience!:
ALEXANDRE Philippe – FRANCE – raw craftsman – no personal website found…
ARRAOU Peggy – FRANCE – video – http://peggyarraou.com/
BRAULT Christine -CANADA – writer – no personal website found…
BURKHART Gary – FRANCE-USA – scientific – http://www.garyburkhart.fr (might be down)
CLAUSS Julien – FRANCE – music – www.cycliq.org/
DE MAAR Marrigje – NETHERLANDS – interiors – www.takeadreamforawalk.com/
ECHENIQUE José – LEON CANNOCK Alejandro – PERU – performance philosophy – enlachina.free.fr/
FRANCES-KING Caroline – ENGLAND – botany illustrations – botanicalart.wordpress.com/
JUBERT Giovanni – SPAIN – typography and calligraphy – www.giovannijubert.com
LEHBERGER Frank – FRANCE-GERMANY – ancient calligraphy – www.redbubble.com/people/franck-rene
MU Yun Bo 木云柏 (Lana) – CHINA – cartographic murals – no personal website found…
NG – FRANCE – nomadic artist – no personal website found…
SHI JinDian 师进滇  – CHINA – wire architect – Google him. Brilliant wire frames. (above) and here
SINCLAIR Peter – FRANCE – Road Music Project – petersinclair.org – locusonus.org – nujus.net
WEI Qingji 魏青吉 – CHINA – contemporary iconography on silk – here and hereCN and hereEN
TROUCHE Sarah, HERR Benjamin – Winter Story – FRANCE – performance artist, architect – www.winterstory.weebly.com

Also, there seemed to have been a previous art project via http://www.art-china-management.com/lijiang-studio-residency already ended, you may also check their work out as well!

Cheers to the art of the world,

Darwin @ Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa
https://apullmaninlijiang.wordpress.com
ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com

NEXT UP: Bunong 布农 and his horseride through to Lhasa.

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Event and History: Naxi Culture on Display in NYC – Quentin Roosevelt’s China   1 comment

One of the few explorers and documenters of the Lijiang (Likiang, Lichiang, 丽江)  history, Quentin’s quest through the west brings back some more history of Lijiang’s culture and Dongba life. His pictures are all original, different from those of Peter Goullart and Joseph Rock, but still relevant in showing the history of the area. Currently in use by the Rubin Meseum of Art in New York, the pictures currently cannot be extracted for public online display. So please visit the exhibit and post some helpers here to share the historic culture in NYC and beyond!
Although more modernized, much of Lijiang’s landscape is the same (and in colour!).

Quentin Roosevelt’s China
@ Rubin Museum of Art, NYC 

Quentin Roosevelt, grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt went to the Lijiang area for 10 days and brought back multitudes of art and items from the traderoute center of the Naxi.

May 13 to Sept 19 2011.
Location: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street New York City, NY 10011
Contact: Tel: 212.620.5000, Fax: 212.620.0628, Email: info@rmanyc.org

(See site http://www.rmanyc.org/naxi  for more information about the display and giving an introduction on the history with New Yorkers)
(Excerpt below is from The Villager.com, a community media outlet for the New York area – Cheers!)

Quentin Roosevelt’s China: Ancestral Realms of the Naxi

How much did you get done during your last 10-day vacation to a place you’ve never been? In 1939 — the height of the Sino-Japanese War — 19-year-old Harvard art history student Quentin Roosevelt (grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt) set off for the remote region of Lijiang, China, in search of the mysterious ancient culture of the Naxi. After four months of travel, he reached the mountainous region on the Tibetan border and spent 10 days assembling what was to become one of the most complete collections of Naxi art outside of China. Culled from that collection, “Quentin Roosevelt’s China” is the most comprehensive exhibit on religious art of the Naxi ever assembled. Roosevelt’s art is displayed alongside the collection of legendary botanist-explorer Joseph Rock (the first Western explorer to extensively study the complex religious and linguistic traditions of the Naxi). Ceremonial funeral scrolls, ritual cards and ceremonial manuscripts are among the pieces on display. Through September 19, at The Rubin Museum of Art (150 W. 17th St., btw.; 6th & 7th Aves.). For hours and admission info, call 212-620-5000 or visit rmanyc.org.


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