Asian Fine Art Textiles

新年快乐 Greeting for the Year of the Tiger

新年快乐 Greeting for the Year of the Tiger

Before it was part of the shengxiao, or Chinese zodiac, the tiger dominated in the cosmologies of several ancient northeast Asian cultures. Its roars and other vocalizations were believed to have the power to summon the wind, essential for communicating with the...

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[re]THINK SILK  Background – part 2

[re]THINK SILK Background – part 2

The first installment of a grant from the Rubin-Ladd Foundation in support of my research for the now dead exhibition had been received by the Royal Ontario Museum in the summer of 2019. Without a contract, I had had no way of accessing the funds. The cancellation of...

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[re]THINK SILK  Background – part 1

[re]THINK SILK Background – part 1

In the early summer of 2018 Sarah Fee, Senior Curator, Global Fashion & Textiles (Asia and Africa) telephoned me to ask if I would be interested in organizing an exhibition focused the Royal Ontario Museum’s renown Chinese textile collection. Without hesitation, the...

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Greetings for 4719 – Chinese Year of the Rat

Greetings for 4719 – Chinese Year of the Rat

"Jordie," © Alice Gur-Arie. All rights reserved www.alicegur-arie.com    Celebrating the Year of the Rat 2020 Alice Gur-Arie's quest for this year's image involved a trip to the London Zoo and the subterranean Night Life display, where  "Jordie' played hide-and-seek...

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