German-Chinese Culture Exchange
The Dragon of East and West
In connection with the successful exhibitions in the VR China PARADOX executes a common exhibition project with chinese artists in Germany. The theme is choosen paradoxical with consciousness, only the figure is similar, everything else is very different between the idea in western and eastern dragons.
In the western culture the dragon applies fundamentally evil, threatening, as unlucky omen and misanthropic. In China and East Asia the dragon is charitable and supposed to be lucky. In the Sung-time the dragon was the sign of the emperor.
In the tension between these different understanding of one and the same theme lies the worth of this exhibition, in which artists of strange cultures will meet.
The artists of PARADOX and from China will span bridges of understanding between different worlds and mentalities with this exhibition.
The project was planned as flying exhibtion in some locations in Germany, which are suited for this culture exceeding event. A selection of the artist group PARADOX takes part and some renowned chinese artists with paintings, sculptures and installations. The exhibition is always framed by a program of performance, dance, action theatre and music. All of the exhibited works are concentrated on the theme dragon.