The Paper Dialogue exhibition opens at Centre for Paper Art in Denmark the 22 of March 2019. The exhibition is opened by the Danish Minister of Culture, Mette Bock and also we have the honour that the Chinese ambassador Mme Deng Ying and the Norwegian ambassador Mrs. Aud Kolberg will attend. The exhibition will be on display at Centre for Paper Art until 22 September, 2019. The exhibition is realized with support from Kulturministerets Udlodningsmidler and Spar Nord Fonden.
In 2016, the exhibition was invited to Jersey in the Channel Islands, which has its own distinct dragon legend. The visit saw ArtHouse Jersey engage with seven local artists to work with pupils at the island’s schools over several months. Together they created a fantastic paper dragon sculpture, which was exhibited in Jersey’s main library.
Having invited Jersey to join the ongoing world tour, the Paper Dialogues project has now engaged with two local artists, Emma Reid and Layla May Arthur, to create their personal interpretations of their native Jersey and the local dragon legend. The artists’ paper works explore the history, landscape, traditions, and soul of the island—all the things that have shaped today’s Jersey.
What will happen when the dragons of China, Denmark and Jersey meet? We hope that dialogue, understanding and mutual inspiration will be the keywords, and that a new and larger conversation will emerge from meeting with the audience — a conversation to which everyone is invited.
Welcome to the Paper Dialogues!