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East meets West: Art and Design Now, at Mokspace

News of the next show at Mokspace, near the British Museum.

East meets West: Art and Design Now

East meets West poster

Exhibition Venue: Mokspace Gallery | 33 Museum Street | London | WC1A 1LH |

24 APRIL 2012, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition Date: 24 APRIL – 3 May 2012, 11 am – 6 pm

Mokspace is staging its latest group show in co-operation with ArtsThread, the leading creative network for new talent. A global platform, ArtsThread – like Mokspace -promotes and supports young art and design professionals. ArtsThread provides an online community connecting students, graduates, universities and the professional art and design world – an ideal partner for Mokspace, a gallery which focuses on work from Asia Pacific, widely regarded as the worlds most dynamic and influential region.

East meets West: Art and Design Now, exhibits the work of 20 young artists and designers from Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau – many currently working in London. The show reveals the stimulating variety of creative energy emanating from these countries, and which is increasingly impacting on the capitals – and indeed – the worlds, art scene.

The show embraces painting, drawing, installations, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and lighting, many of which reveal the continuing power of the natural world to inspire artists and designers. The imagery, form, colours and textures of landscape, animals, insects, sea life, trees and rocks are all reflected in this inspiring collection of new work in which this familiar real world inspiration has been transmuted into beautiful, strange – and occasionally disturbing – exciting fantasy worlds. It is the function of art and design to create new realities, showing us what we know and recognise in a new light or showing us a future which we have not yet brought into focus.

East meets West embraces these functions, showing work which fascinates and stimulates with new concepts and techniques which truly embody Art and Design Now!

Participating artists and designers:

Belinda Chang; Ya Wen Chou; Zi Qiao Chung; Kaoru Ishikawa; Jisung Ha; Hoi Him Mak; Chai Won Kim; Christina Lai; Minsung Lee; Wenhui Li; Yenz Lin; Koji Shiraya; Yoo-Kyung Shin; Leena Sin; Mariko Sumiola; Shi Kai Tseng; Li-Chu Wu; Shu Chun Yao; Chiaki Yamane; Pian Pian Zheng.

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