After a short exhibition tour of contemporary art the workshop begins with a brief introduction by Andreas Schmid to Chinese calligraphy and his references to works in the collection. You then have the opportunity to learn writing Chinese characters yourself with a Chinese brush and Xuan paper. Andreas Schmid is an expert in contemporary Chinese art and has been advising the collection for several years. He studied Chinese calligraphy in the People’s Republic of China. The Workshop is followed by an exciting lecture entitled “Calligraphy and Art in China. Tradition and Present”, which conveys expert knowledge in an accessible way and provides a good overview of the development of calligraphy.
For the exhibition Evoking Reality Andreas Schmid designed workshops on collage techniques in which current social issues could be artistically explored. Topics were among others: utopias & desires, nature & climate change as well as future visions.