One Inch of Kesi Silk, One Ounce of Gold - An Exhibition of China's Kesi Silk Design and Production

Official Opening: 5:00pm, Thursday, 2nd May, 2013

The exhibition tells the story of the survival of one of the finest Chinese embroideries originating from Suzhou more than three thousand years ago, and shows the case for innovation by design for the revival of this ancient technology amid rapid social, economic and cultural changes in China. It highlights the challenges for design and research for the emergence of new Chinese brands.

Curator: Professor Tang Ming Xi, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Co-curator: Martin Riese, Architect, Front Inc.
Researchers: Cheng Shen, Cui Jia, Fawaz Bakhotmah, Harah Chon, PhD students, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Sponsors:
Wu Wen Kang, Master of Kesi Silk, Head of Dongzhu Kesi Factory, Suzhou, PRC
Yao Ming Yu, China Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Beijing, PRC
Edward, C. C. Yang, BrightSky Limited, Suzhou, PRC

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