The entire delegation dined together for the first time on installation night, April 14th, in our private dining room in the International dormitories at LuXun Academy. Food was provided by the master chef, who would delight us with expertly prepared regional foods during our entire stay, and Elana and Alli, who brought items to share with us as they lead a modifies Seder dinner in celebration of Passover. The Jewish holiday's themes of liberation and freedom reflected many of the artworks of both the Chinese and US based artists in our exhibition and were meaningful to our multi-cultural delegation, each of whom shared something of their personal history related to these themes. This relaxed time together after the intensity of the installation work provided another level of connecting.
This blog documents Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, a cultural exchange and exhibition created by the International Caucus of the Women’s Caucus for Art and in partnership with and at the LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, located in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China from April 15-30, 2014.
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