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Last week – last day

Last week – last day

(Written by Marlies)

Time is flying by; last week was rollercoaster of experiences. Giving three lectures, visit universities, a visit from a Dutch delegation from Overijssel and meeting with friends. And today it was my last day in China, tomorrow …

Posted on November 21st, by Marlies in Blog.
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Empty bottle

Empty bottle

(Written by Marlies)

A house built by old car tires, empty bottles (mainly beer bottles) and stones/ elements from old buildings. This is what we encountered when we arrived at the house of master (this is how he is called …

Posted on November 18th, by Marlies in Blog, Uncategorized.
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Lecture at the Dalian University

Lecture at the Dalian University

(Written by Marlies)

I was invited by mr. Shi Feng to give a lecture about my work at the Dalian University. The university is in the area of the Big Black mountain where we earlier visited the Dalian art college. …

Posted on November 15th, by Marlies in Blog.
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Still in China

Still in China

(written by Marlies)

A week has gone by since the opening of my exhibition and Ella went back home. And it has been a different world since. The studio is empty, no Ella no works. But it is also good …

Posted on November 13th, by Marlies in Blog, Uncategorized.
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Opening day

Opening day

(Written by Marlies)

After 4 weeks it is finally time for the opening day. Yesterday I installed my work at the museum. To actually bring your works into the museum makes me feel more connected to it. Although we lived …

Posted on November 3rd, by Marlies in Blog.
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Processing

Processing

(Written by Marlies)

The numbers are growing. The re-used-plastic-tree-like objects are filling the studio floor. Ella and I developed a pattern in the food we eat, and this reflects a little bit in the colors of the installation. Though it …

Posted on October 26th, by Marlies in Blog.
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Dalian art world taking us by surprise

Dalian art world taking us by surprise

(Written by Ella)

Last Friday and Saturday were a total surprise, we managed to fit 2 museum openings as part of The Watercolour Season in Dalian and 3 gallery visits in 2 days. The first was the opening of the …

Posted on October 24th, by Marlies in Blog.
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A little breakthrough

A little breakthrough

(Written by Ella)

Yesterday I felt like I had a little breakthrough, like a small part of the Dalian mystery unfolded itself, giving me new energy, hope and expectations of understanding the structures of the art world in Dalian. All …

Posted on October 20th, by Marlies in Blog, Uncategorized.
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Museum day at Xinghai square

Museum day at Xinghai square

(written by Ella and Marlies)

The last time we went to the city with Vivian we found out that bus nr. 404 is going from our ‘home’ to a shopping mall near the Xinghai square. We decided to visit …

Posted on October 18th, by Marlies in Blog.
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So what about art?

So what about art?

(Written by Marlies)

Before I left the Netherlands, I tried to think about what I wanted to create during my stay in Dalian. I thought it would be good to have a concept beforehand because of the short amount of …

Posted on October 17th, by Marlies in Blog.
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