Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program, in Chiang Mai, 2016

“Asian Lacquer Art Exhibition”
18 - 28 February, 2016

Exhibition Space Gallery 1st floor, Chiang Mai University Art Center
Artist Talk : 15:00~, Exhibition Space
Support :The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai
Organizers:Chiang Mai University, Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Project
Over 50 lacquer art works from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Cambodia, Taiwan and U.S.A. Over 100 lacquer artworks were exhibited.
Download 2016 Poster (English)
Thailand Lipikorn Makaew, Sumanatsya Voharn, Sakol Suthimal, Neti Phikroh, Phumrapee kongrit, Narongdaj Dokkeaw, Jutamas Buranajade, Piti Amrarangla, Saksee Phonsantikul, Krissadank Intasorn, Puttikun korkong, Torlarp Larpjareansok, Duangkamal Jaikampan, Soomboon Reondee, Vichikol Lacquerware
Japan Aoki Kodo, Aoki Shinsuke, Asano Nao, Imai Miyuki, Kurimoto Natsuki, Mitamura Arisumi, Miyoshi Kagari, Mashiyama Akie, Matsushima Sakurako, Matsuzaki Shinpei, Noguchi Yoko, Oda Iori, Ogura Norihiko, Okukubo Kiyomi, Ota Hitoshi, Sasai Fumie, Takahashi Kayo, Tamagawa Mihono, Yashiro Yuki
Cambodia Eric & Thierry Stocker
China Chang Ruihong, Chen Jixiang, Jin Hui, Kou Yan, Li Yong, Liu Wuxiang, Qiao Jia, Dan Bo
Myanmar Bagan House (Maw Maw Aung), Ever Stand (Malar Win Maung)
Taiwan Chen Shuhwa
Vietnam Ando Saeko, Trinh Tuan
USA Sha Sha Higby



20 February, 16:30~, 2016
Exhibition Space, Chiang Mai University Art Center
Dance performance by Sha Sha Higby wearing her urushi artwork.
Sculptured-costume performance artist, Sha Sha Higby uses her own uniquely designed body sculptures to create poetic solo performances. Internationally renowned for her evocative and haunting performances, she is influenced by her studies in Asia, Noh Theater, Butoh and shadow puppetry.
This show premiers Sha Sha’s “a Paper Wing”, a whimsical journey of life, death, and rebirth through ephemeral images that evoke the passage of time and day, or perhaps the shifting of the seasons, slowly moving us toward a sense of patience and timelessness. Using the manipulation of hand crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume interwoven with glass finger puppetry, dance, and intricate props. It takes Sha Sha about two years to make and develop each new costume.
Sha Sha Higby received a BS in art from Skidmore College and spent five years in Indonesia under a Fulbright Scholarship. She also studied in India under an Indo-American Fellowship as well as in Japan. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a NEA Fellowship and grants from the Zellerbach Family Fund and from The Japan Foundation for collaborative artistic work.
Sha Sha has performed internationally, including at the Festival Pierrot, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; the Festival Internazionale delle Marionette di Lugano, Switzerland; the Festival of Sydney, Australia; the Singapore Festival of the Arts; the Hong Kong Fringe Festival; the Tokyo National University of Art; and the Tokyo Textile Institute: Puppet Theater Festival.
In addition; she has exhibited her work at the Portland Art Museum; Arizona State University; the San Francisco Folk and Craft Art Museum; the San Francisco Asian Art Museum; the Honolulu Academy of Arts; the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; the Columbia University Inter-Arts Program; and the Baltimore College of Art.
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