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  Tao Hua Yuan Ji 桃花源記   is inspired by an old Chinese story of a fisherman who came upon an isolated peach blossom valley where people seeking political refuge lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told him not to tell of their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials who were unable to find it. To the Chinese, this story is metaphoric to an imaginary unattainable Utopia where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, and longevity, and to some – immortality.    The Zhuang people of Bamei claim that they are the village depicted in the story. I traveled to Bamei in 2008 and have not told anyone how to get there. Gallery visitors were invited to enter the book.   This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Tao Hua Yuan Ji 桃花源記 is inspired by an old Chinese story of a fisherman who came upon an isolated peach blossom valley where people seeking political refuge lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told him not to tell of their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials who were unable to find it. To the Chinese, this story is metaphoric to an imaginary unattainable Utopia where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, and longevity, and to some – immortality. 

The Zhuang people of Bamei claim that they are the village depicted in the story. I traveled to Bamei in 2008 and have not told anyone how to get there. Gallery visitors were invited to enter the book.

This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Tao Hua Yuan Ji

Tao Hua Yuan Ji Opening Ceremony

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Tao Hua Yuan Ji 桃花源記 is inspired by an old Chinese story of a fisherman who came upon an isolated peach blossom valley where people seeking political refuge lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told him not to tell of their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials who were unable to find it. To the Chinese, this story is metaphoric to an imaginary unattainable Utopia where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, and longevity, and to some – immortality. 

The Zhuang people of Bamei claim that they are the village depicted in the story. I traveled to Bamei in 2008 and have not told anyone how to get there. Gallery visitors were invited to enter the book.

This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Tao Hua Yuan Ji

Tao Hua Yuan Ji Opening Ceremony

  Tao Hua Yuan Ji 桃花源記   is inspired by an old Chinese story of a fisherman who came upon an isolated peach blossom valley where people seeking political refuge lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told him not to tell of their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials who were unable to find it. To the Chinese, this story is metaphoric to an imaginary unattainable Utopia where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, and longevity, and to some – immortality.    The Zhuang people of Bamei claim that they are the village depicted in the story. I traveled to Bamei in 2008 and have not told anyone how to get there. Gallery visitors were invited to enter the book.   This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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Tao Hua Yuan Ji
Tao Hua Yuan Ji Opening Ceremony
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