Ichihara Lakeside Museum is holdding an exhibition of 7 Chinese contemporary artists on the theme of “paper” with a guest curator Zheng Yan.
Paper is one of the four inventions (compass, gunpowder, paper, printing) in ancient China. The invention of paper promoted the exchanges of literatures, books, science and culture, which contributed the development of world civilization. Japan was founded under the influence of Chinese civilization, not only close in distance, but also culturally closely linked. The culture developed through the medium of paper, such as calligraphy and paintings, is influenced by China in every way.
In the exhibition, the theme of 雲卷雲舒(Yunjuan Yunshu); how clouds gathering around the sun and unfolding in the sky, shows a horizon of the contemporary artistic expression of using paper as a material.