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FACE TO FACE / An Overwhelming Surprise From Our Late Encounter

Exhibition, Video Interviews, Ideas Communication

Date: 12:00-5:00pm October 8, 2016 (Saturday)
Location: Helderberg Room, Guilderland Public Library
Registration: Please RSVP to by Oct. 6, 2016 (Thursday) to register.

You are warmly welcome to “Face To Face: An overwhelming surprise from our late encounter”.  Let’s experience with Prof. He a sort of poetic dwelling of an oriental art creator through a dialogue, 5 pieces of videos and 20 painting manuscripts.


Sien He: As always I keep a watchful eye on the things around me, full of curiosity and with the belief that every human being in this constantly changing world is blessed, for we are experiencing every moment of the life. I am interested in is to record personal experience of using an artistic way, constantly updated methods. If these methods can make me exchange of the feelings with others to survive, this is a miracle and significance from the arts.

About the Presenter:

Sien He’s expertise in arts includes woodcut, copperplate etching, lithograph, serigraphic of the printmaking and mixed media painting, etc. Mr. He has been involved in the academic research and practice of folk images, and has strived for the exploratory experiments of modern image technology and traditional engraving skills. He has been studying the assimilation of oriental aesthetic prospect and the contemporary western concepts. His personal artwork exhibitions have been held in China and abroad. Mr. He had been invited to participate in various projects and seminars, to set up presentation & lectures in Silpakorn University (Bangkok, Thailand), Khon Kaen University, Mahasarakham University, Italy ARTEMISIA, International Culture Art Dialogues Associatıon in Turkey and so on. Mr. He and his works have taken part in many significant large-scale exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Mr. He has won many prizes including Wenhua Art Award (Sichuan, China), Pinyao International Photograph Festival, the 28th Florence Prize in Italy, the Special Prize of IZMIR International Art Biennale Committee in Turkey, the Bronze Medal of “2nd ART & INTEGRATION” (Buggiano Town Hall in Italy), etc.

Mr. Sien He graduated from the Department of Printmaking of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and the Department of Printmaking of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Currently, Mr. He holds the positions of Assistant Dean and Professor in the Academy of Fine Arts at Chengdu Normal University, China. He is also a visiting scholar at the SUNY. Mr. He is the National First-grade Artist in China, a member of the Association of Chinese Artists, a member of the Association of Chinese Printmaking Artists, and a member of Association of Chinese Photographers.

Program Schedule

12:00pm - 1:00pm    Lunch & Works Manuscripts Exhibition

1:00pm - 1:10pm      Video-"China's Graffiti Portrait"

1:10pm - 1:20pm      Video-"Face to Face - Guwahati, India"

1:20pm - 1:30pm      Video-"Ideal and Reality - International Artistic Workshop 2015"

1:30pm - 1:40pm      Video-"Folk Craft Redesign Project: 1st Top Project 2016 - Bamboo and

1:40pm - 1:50pm     Video-"Ingenuity and craft Reengineering - Interview with Sien He"

1:50pm - 2:00pm      Coffee Break

2:00pm - 3:30pm     

Seminar Topics:

Non-heritage protection case analysis, Cultural heritage and community building, Folk craft reengineering, Who is involved in the main body, The role of government, Contemporary Artists how to intervene, Significance of folk art repository, Iconic achievements and so on… Guests discussion around the above themes.