Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.
In 2014, participants of the 9th International Shibori Symposium had the rare experience of visiting some of the most well preserved and oldest cave paintings in the world, the Dunhuang Caves in Gansu, China. The tour was part of the post-symposium program and was a 7-10 day travel throughout Central Asia, involving important landmarks of the Silk Road, re-examining the one of most important intersections of religion, commerce and culture.
Recently, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles opened up years of research and careful conservation with an all-encompassing public exhibition, which included reproductions which “reproduce” the flaws visible in the original paintings.
The Exhibition runs from May 7th through September 4th, 2016. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the rich history surrounding the art of the Dunhuang Caves.