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Oliver Chun Xu: The Sympathy of Curves


Sun 24 Aug 2014, 11:00am–3:00pm
Mon 25 Aug 2014, 12:00pm–5:00pm
Tue 26 Aug 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 27 Aug 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 28 Aug 2014, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Depot Artspace

Oliver Chun Xu’s series is inspired by the Seigaiha motif. Originally used to depict the sea on ancient Chinese maps; it was then adopted by Japanese for use as patterns. Seigaiha is a Japanese word pronounced ‘Seikaiha’ (青海波); the word literally means big sea waves. As a traditional Japanese pattern, it appears on Japanese ceramic cookware, fabric and wallpaper and symbolises good fortune and happiness. Oliver has created his own patterns by inventing a system of rules. All the curves are free, not in the sense of departing, but finding each other, holding onto each other, being able to feel and move in relation to each other. The structures are created by the movements of these curves.

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