4 November 2009 - 28 February 2010. Weimin He from China is the Ashmolean artist-in-residence. During the Ashmolean's transition period from the demolition of the old building in 2006 to the completion of the new building this year, Weimin He was on hand to record every detail. His unique observations were made using ink, pen and woodblock prints. The artist joined the builders on the construction site and chronicled everything from welding to the pouring of the cement. He employed traditional methods, used in China for over a millenium, and his drawings were made on pi, xuan papers or album leaves.
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Building the New Ashmolean: Drawings and Prints by Weimin He
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH. Tel. +44 (0)1865 278002