Mapping the River Deltas
Sanshang Workshop on Art and Architecture
“Everything flows on and on like this river, without pause, day and night.” Confucius said – by the river. Asian sages commented on the world in the metaphor of rivers. But a river, unrest as it is, does not fit into a theme of visual art easily for it is about “changing reality.” Early human civilizations were nurtured in the rich sediment of river deltas – layer by layer without a definite map. While art making is concerned with the intriguing materiality that a media conveys,scientific probes are prone to clear principles. Metaphysics are different again, because philosophic discussion tends to leave nothing concrete behind.
Following the 2014 exhibition of Professor Victoria Marshall at CIMA of Kolkata, India, we again make several otherwise disconnected fields inter-reference each other such as:geography, hydrology, landscape architecture, cartography, and ecology. There presentation of rivers and lands in old civilizations is only one view from which we could learn from this research of two very large urban river deltas today: the Yangtze and the Ganges.
This exhibition is designed as a hybrid type and in series. In Hangzhou, the show takes on many different resources: art documents, ready-made works, research materials as well as student works created from an onsite workshop.
展览时间 / Time – 03/28/2015—04/13/2015
开幕时间 / Opening Hour – 02:00pm 03/28/2015
工作坊 / Workshop- 02:00pm 03/27/2015
展览地点 / Place – 中国·杭州·三尚当代艺术馆
Sanshang Contemporary Art Museum
Victoria Marshall is a New School faculty member at Parsons and a former ICI Fellows. More info here:
These are a few photos from the exhibit that just opened in China.