Longitude & Latitude – Dialogue between Kesi and Contemporary Art
2017.11.11 - 2018.01.15
MOCA Chengdu
Kesi or K'o-ssu is a technique in Chinese silk tapestry, admired for its lightness and clarity of pattern. An exhibition showcasing the beauty of Kesi is being staged at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Chengdu. The exhibits are silk copies of paintings by more than 10 famous Chinese contemporary art masters including Ding Yi, Gu Wenda, Wang Guangyi, Zhou Chunya and Zhang Xiaogang.
The largest exhibit (200cm×280cm) is the copy of Peach Blossom by Zhou Chunya. Magnifying glasses are placed in front of some works to ensure audiences can appreciate the charm of their fabric texture clearly.
Kesi means "cut silk," a name that comes from the appearance of cut threads created by the use of color in the pictorial designs typical of the style (often copies of famous paintings). Kesi weaving first appeared during the Tang Dynasty (618–907), and became popular in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279), reaching its height during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1912) dynasties.
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