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Mengqi He’s Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs’ Review

Interviews | October 19, 2017 |

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He’s Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs’ Review 
An “enchantment” union of Chinese and English languages

 

During the opening of CONTEMPORARY VENICE – ITSLIQUID International Art Show on December 06, 2017 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and on December 07, 2017 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi in Venice, Mengqi He, selected artist by ITS LIQUID Group, exhibited her live calligraphic performance “Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs… And other Meanings“, an installation art and instruction-based art.

 

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Luca Curci

 

Mengqi He talked to everyone came up to her, asking what was a loving words. After having known each word, she reflected on the listened word, and almost promptly she began to write the word on Chinese rice paper in front of audience. The word for each person is written with Chinese idiograms by the traditional pen and black ink. Then she attached the paper on balloon and she gave it to the audience attended the exhibitions.

 

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Luca Curci.

 

An atmosphere of “enchantment” was created, where through the calligraphic performance by Mengqi He all words had taken on more intense meanings and flew high with the balloons, free to express themselves. During the live performance Menqgi He gave the possibility to the public to interact and create a relationship between the Chinese and the English languages with simple and deep words, creating feelings, sensations and meditations with the audience.

 

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Luca Curci

 

Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs… And other Meanings” has been a performance very appreciated by the audience, who attended the exhibition CONTEMPORARY VENICE in both venues THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, “enriched” by balloons with a lot of words, the result of the live performances and the relationship between Mengqi  He and audience.

This performance has been also exhibited in Helsinki International Festival 2015, China Focus 25×25.

 

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Luca Curci

 

About Mengqi He
Born in China and living in London, artist and actress, Managing Director of Border Bender, a cultural communications company that aims to develop UK–China drama cultural relationships. She is BA trained in Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, recent contributed to Edinburgh Fringe 2017 (Norway Insen International, Shaanxi Performing Art Centre), Raindance Film Festival 2017, Space Lab Prague Quadrennial 2015, 25×25 Helsinki Festival 2015.

 

more. borderbender.info

 

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Luca Curci

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space on December 06, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

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