Chinese artist He Jiang draws pictures in Bredevoort
This spring Bredevoort welcomes the Chinese artist Jiang He. From April 14 to May 14 Hey Jiang exhibits in the Koppelkerk with unique ink drawings of Bredevoort and his hometown of Xitang. During the exhibition the artist remains as artist in residence in Bredevoort to capture the Book Town in drawings.
The first visit of He Jiang to Bredevoort in 2016 had little to do with drawing. He Jiang paid in fact a working visit to Bredevoort: in his homeland he is trying to realize a book town based on the model of Bredevoort. Once in Bredevoort Jiang He, as an artist fell in love with the picturesque and quiet town of books. When he discovered the Koppelkerk the second plan was born: exhibition in the Koppelkerk with drawings of the book town.
In his hometown of Xitang, He Jiang worked out the first impressions of Bredevoort. The exhibition will be gradually supplemented by the work that the artist will make on site in Bredevoort. Maybe you can see him at work in Bredevoort! Besides Bredevoort pictures He Jiang presents also pictures of his hometown Xitang to the Dutch public. Xitang is one of the six thousand year old Chinese water villages and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The pen and brush technique that characterizes He Jiangs work gives the drawings a lived and a traditional character. Although the drawings of Xitang have been made in 2016, the viewer enters a bygone time.
The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the official representative of He Jiang in the Netherlands: Maritime Gallery in Middelburg, and with the support of the Municipality of Aalten.
Location: Koppelkerk Koppelstraat 35, 7126 AG Bredevoort
Duration exhibition: April 14, - May 14
Hours: Friday / Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: € 5, - coffee or tea included