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Migration of Form. 2015
Praneet Soi explores the historic Silk Road that made cultural exchange between India and China possible. That not only led to the spreading of Buddhism, but also to a structural exchange of age-old craft technologies and visual grammars. Through a "notational methodology," Praneet Soi translates visual migrations into a new, contemporary iconography of punctuation to be developed by him during a residency period of several months in a traditional porcelain workshop. The starting point is the passed-down vocabulary artisans use when painting porcelain tiles. To fifty of these tiles Praneet Soi will add drawings of the urban nature of the city of Guangzhou. (Henk Slager)
© Photo: Courtesy of 1st Asia Biennial &
5th Guangzhou Triennial,
Guangdong Museum of Art