WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - Water is Life, poster art from China and Germany

Text and pictures of this web exhibition were kindly provided by Heinz-Juergen Kristahn.

Heinz-Juergen Kristahn
Water is Life - Art and its global responsibility
Poster Art from China and Germany

Exhibition under the patronage of the Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Roettgen.

18. May - 28. May 2010
Foyer des Presse- und Besucherzentrums des Presse- und Informationsamtes der Bundesregierung, Eingang Reichstagsufer 14, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, Germany

The Magic of Poster Art
Art is always a project for the future.
Art can become a potential medium to transfer a complex topic.
Poster Art has always been the medium next to Fine Arts that is beeing accepted as equal without any reservations.
The start of the project "Water is Life" was funded by the programme "Export of German Contents of Studies 2001 - 2003" of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
With the Summer Academy "Art Bridge" at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, under the direction of Prof. Heinz-Juergen Kristahn, it was possible to focus on this approach of research in China.
The results evolved in a workshop that lastet several weeks. They displayed the dialogue between cultures, using an international medial picture language. Social responsibility was demanded and promoted.
The huge feedback of the public in China and Europe in the course of the project has evoked several more workshops and lectues at the University of the Arts, Berlin and at the Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing, taking place in 2007 and 2009.

Universities / Institutions that take part:
University of the Arts Berlin, Faculty: Fine Arts, Class: International Poster Art
Heads: Prof. Heinz-Juergen Kristahn, Dirk Fehr, Jianping He
China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (China), Project Summer Academy "Art Bridge" 2001 to 2003
Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing (China), Project: "Water is Life"
Heads: Prof. Heinz-Juergen Kristahn, Prof. Lieyan Wu (Head of the Design-College at the Nanjing Arts Institute), Prof. Cao Fang, Prof. Yang Zhilin, Prof Yangsong Xie, Prof. Shang Shu and Mr. Peng.

Dong Guiying & Mao Qian & Heinz-Juergen Kristahn

Andrea Hild

Chuang Liu

Jie Li

Jie Li

Shilin Xiao

Chen Yuanyuan

Mengmeng He

Fabian Studerus

Gia Jianezashvili

Johannes Arndt

Dong Guiying & Mao Qian

Nina Wilson

Sebastian van der Borght

Weifei Lu

Zhang Ou

Teresa Maria Beck

Wang Liping

Wang Xiaojun

Philipp Hoffmann

Shuhong Fang

Yulan Lu

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