On 2nd August 2020, Goethe Open Space will give the audience the opportunity to explore the solo exhibition Silent Visions by the artist Zhou Jiayi in a guided tour. The paintings, prints, and sculptures of Zhou Jiayi invite visitors to discover in a very aesthetical, but also direct way what it means to be a deaf woman, artist, wife, mother, and employee.
Zhou Jiayi, the artist of the exhibition, together with Ms. Tang Wenyan, our professional sign language interpreter, will guide you through the exhibition, introduce the main ideas, and explain different artworks. During the tour there is also time for individual discussion and questions.
Duration of the event
The event will take place on 02.08.2020, and is free of charge. You can join the excursion into Silent Visions at 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm or 3:45 pm. Each tour takes about 45 minutes, and is limited to 15 guests at a time. To enter the facility, a green Shanghai QR Code, mask, and temperature check are required. Please choose your preferred time slot in advanced and register online via Huodongxing.
© Zhou Jiayi
Zhou Jiayi was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. She graduated with honors from Shanghai Institute of Technology in 2004, receiving an Associate in Arts in Environment Art Design. In 2009, Zhou Jiayi graduated from Gallaudet University with honors, receiving a double Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Studio Art 2D. She also won the Nippon World Deaf Leadership Scholarship and continued to study a Master’s Program in International Development. In 2012, she earned her M.A. degree with honors from the same university.
Zhou Jiayi participated in different activities and international conferences like Salzburg Seminar “People, Peace and Planet in 2030: Shaping Inclusive and Sustainable Growth” (Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan), Leadership Conference on International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC, USA) etc. Her solo exhibitions include “Our Mother Language” (2012, Jockey Club Creative Arts Center, Hong Kong) and “Silent Song” (2011, VSA Boston, USA) etc. Zhou Jiayi also participated in group exhibitions such as “China-Korea Youth Art Exchange Exhibition” (2016, Members’ Office Building, Seoul, Korea) and “A Vision that Smells of Soap” (2012, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA).
© Han Bo
Poet, artist, novelist, playwright and travel writer.
Graduated from Fudan University in China.
Honorary writer of the University of Iowa.
He has published Chinese poetry collection “borrowing deep heart” and “Temple of Arrival and Departure”, English poetry collection “The China Eastern Railway”, Russian poetry collection “A banquet of knots”, German poetry collection “China box” (collection), novel “A life or suite with three bedrooms, one living room and one dining room”, and seven travel literature books including “Following in the footsteps of Dionysus” and “Saints and Graffiti: Travel through heterotopia”.
Since 2017, supported by Bosch Foundation of Germany and Berlin Literature Association, he has stayed in Germany several times to study contemporary painting.
As a dramatist, he has set up EWOOD stage drama studio and produced more than ten drama works, such as “The chair doesn't know”, “The new classic of mountains and seas”. As an artist, his works of painting, photography and installation have participated in many exhibitions in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Moscow and other places.