The exhibition can now been seen in Minneapolis until July 2022. Take a look at it here

Take a look at these beautiful pictures from the exhibit in Seattle!

 

Update on the US tour

← Paperdialogues  Ι  26. January 2022

Our exhibition has been creating some buzz while on tour in the US, and we’re really excited to be able to share these fantastic pieces and the amazing stories they tell with an american audience. Both The Seattle Times and the International Examiner took the opportunity to visit the exhibit. The Seattle Times described it as ”stunning exhibit of intricate papercutting art”, and the International Examiner portrays the artists behind the exhibit, how they got into the art of papercutting and their thoughts behind it. The exhibit even made the cover of Real Change News.

If you’d like to read the reviews links can be found below:

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/visual-arts/what-to-look-for-in-seattles-national-nordic-museums-stunning-exhibit-of-intricate-papercut-art/

https://iexaminer.org/a-tale-of-two-dragons-at-the-national-nordic-museum/  

Next stop on the tour is the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, and we hope you’ll stop by to experience ”Paper Dialogues: The Dragon and Our Stories”.

Cover of Real Change News

Today the exhibition is travelling all the way from Denmark to USA. You can look forward to be seeing the Artworks in dialogue at several American museums starting with National Nordic Museum in Seattle Oct., 28. 2021 – Jan., 31. 2022. https://www.nordicmuseum.org/exhibition/paperdialogues

 

Picture 1: Fantastic artworks on the road.

Picture 2: All artworks being loaded on the truck in Denmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we are looking forward to the Paper Dialogues United States tour in fall 2022 let’s take a glance back in time to the exhibition at Museum for Papirkunst in Blokhus, Denmark in 2019. Vernissage March 22, 2019:

Picture 1: From left: Emma Reid, Professor Qiao, Chinese Ambassador Mme Deng Ying, Danish Minister of Cultur Mette Bock, Bit Vejle, Norwegian Ambassador Fr. Aud Kolberg, and Layla May Arthur.

 

Picture 2: Cutting of ribbon at Vernissage, from left: Norwegian Ambassador Fr. Aud Kolberg, Danish Minster of Culture Mette Bock, and Chinese Ambassador Mme Deng Ying.

 

Picture 3: Chinese traditional tea ceremony at the Vernissage.

 

Picture 4: Professor Qiao’s 9 meter long papercut ‘Fish and Dragon Change’.

 

Picture 5: Layla May Arthur’s ‘My Childhood Home’.

 

Picture 6: Emma Reid’s ‘Jersey Dragon’.

 

Picture 7: Bit Vejle’s Dragon Egg no. 1.

 

Photo courtesy: Poul Nymark and Amalie Rugård

We are thrilled to announce that the Paper Dialogues will be on display in the US starting 2021! The American Dialogues will begin in Seattle, at National Nordic Museum and continue to American Swedish Institute in Minnepolis…

Seattle: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/

Minneapolis: https://www.asimn.org/

More info to follow!

Do you want to know even more? Or would your museum be interested in hosting the Paper Dialogues? Read more in the brochure below:

Paper Dialogues – Touring Exhibitions Brochure new

 

Next stop: China!

← Paperdialogues  Ι  11. August 2019

Bit Vejle’s seven dragon eggs has been invited to join:

the 7th International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in Chengdu, China

From the 17th to the 22nd October, 2019.

More than 100.000 people visited the exhibition.

On the move to Denmark

← Paperdialogues  Ι  20. February 2019

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.

Welcome to the Paper Dialogues!

On the move again

← Paperdialogues  Ι  05. October 2016

The Paperdialouge exhibition will appear again, now in Jersey: A new version of the exhibition will open on October 12 th in a purpose built temporary gallery space within the Assembly Rooms of the St. Helier Town Hall. Professor Xiaoguang Qiao and Karen Bit Vejle will be running a combined Masterclass to each six local artists how to paper-cut. With their new skill they will create their own pieces of paper-cut work and will be responsible for igniting a huge community outreach program with local school children and the general public. All the works created (by artists, students and the community) will be exhibited in a celebratory showcase in 2017 titled ‘Paper Talks’.

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Final destination

← Paperdialogues  Ι  18. June 2015

On Saturday 13 June 2015, the Paper Dialogues exhibition opened in the National Museum Of Decorative Arts And Design in Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim is where the idea of a paper dialogue between Norway and China was born, several years ago.

Many spectators and prominent guests from both countries attended the opening ceremony, where also musicians from the Trondheim Soloists played an important part. We hope the exhibition will be well attended during the summer months, and wish everyone welcome to the final stage of the Paper Dialogues!

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