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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.
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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.
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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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On our way to the beach

On our way to the beach

(written by Ella and Marlies)

A beautiful day to go to the beach, 24 degrees Celsius, sunny and a light breeze. We decided to walk along the Yingbin road all the way to the sea side. After 10 minutes we …

Posted on October 15th, by Marlies in Blog.
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Museum life

Museum life

(Written by Ella)

What an amazing week of learning more about the Zhongshan Art Museum and the many different faces of the city of Dalian! In a few weeks I will get the chance to interview the curator with more …

Posted on October 13th, by Marlies in Blog.
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Getting materials and sightseeing

Getting materials and sightseeing

(Written by Marlies)

From now on we can travel through Dalian in Dutch style, mr. Cheng Liang got us a bike. We tested it in front of the museum. The bike is perfect, but cycling through Dalian needs some iron …

Posted on October 13th, by Marlies in Blog.
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