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Virtual Artist Talk: Bit Vejle

woman cutting patterns in big white paper
Oct 28
Artist Talk
Virtual Artist Talk: Bit Vejle
Oct 28, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am PST

In conjunction with the exhibit Paper Dialogues we are honored to welcome artist Bit Vejle back to the Museum. Join us for a virtual talk with Bit Vejle about her form of expression: psaligraphy, the art of drawing or painting with scissors. This talk is in conversation with National Nordic Museum CEO, Eric Nelson.

Cost: Free for members, $5 for general

detail of paper cutting

About the Paper Dialogues exhibition:

With the support of the Norwegian government, Danish papercutting artist Bit Vejle traveled to China in 2013 to exhibit her work. As an artist, Vejle draws inspiration from Norway’s medieval wood carvings and the nineteenth century papercuts of Danish Golden Age author Hans Christian Andersen. While in China, the cradle of papercutting art, she met Professor Xiaoguang Qiao at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. Together they selected a common motif in Nordic and Chinese art—the dragon—and each created their own papercut interpretation of the mythic beast.

black and white image of woman and man dressed in white

 

 

Virtual Artist Talk: Bit Vejle
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In conjunction with the exhibit Paper Dialogues we are honored to welcome artist Bit Vejle back to the Museum. Join us for a virtual talk with Bit Vejle about her form of expression: psaligraphy, the art of drawing or painting with scissors. This talk is in conversation with National Nordic Museum CEO, Eric Nelson.

Cost: Free for members, $5 for general

detail of paper cutting

About the Paper Dialogues exhibition:

With the support of the Norwegian government, Danish papercutting artist Bit Vejle traveled to China in 2013 to exhibit her work. As an artist, Vejle draws inspiration from Norway’s medieval wood carvings and the nineteenth century papercuts of Danish Golden Age author Hans Christian Andersen. While in China, the cradle of papercutting art, she met Professor Xiaoguang Qiao at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. Together they selected a common motif in Nordic and Chinese art—the dragon—and each created their own papercut interpretation of the mythic beast.

black and white image of woman and man dressed in white

 

 

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