Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Zall Bookstore will officially launch in Singapore in January 2021, featuring 80% of its collection to be Chinese books. It also embodies the spirit of humanities, creativity, art, and lifestyle, aspiring to reshape Singapore’s Chinese cultural landscape.
"Reading from N angles" is the first collaborative art exhibition between Zall Bookstore and NOTHINGART®️ in Singapore. Specially invited, is famous German-Chinese Curator and Artist, Dr. Jie Li- Elbrächter (as the curator and artist) together with five internationally well-known artists who are now living in Singapore, namely Boo Sze Yang, Justin Lee, Xuanqi Liu and Kaiting Koh to participate in this exhibition.
Zhang Yan Yuan（Tang Dynasty） often compares "painting" to "book" in "The Legend of Famous Paintings in Past Dynasties", suggesting that "paintings and writing are essentially the same without distinction. The books exists to convey its meaning; and paintings exists to show its shape.” Although the current “book” does not completely refer to the “book” of Zhang Yan Yuan in ancient times and the term “painting” is now more of a manifestation of visual art, "book" still nonetheless conveys its meaning while "painting" sees its form.
Starting from "reading", this exhibition not only includes the five artists' interpretation of life, art, and culture, but also includes the perspective of "Zall" of life, art and culture, including the "reading" of their audiences and readers.
Curator & Artists
Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter
Sojourn in Singapore, China and Germany.
Artist; Curator; Founder of NOTHINGART; Director of China Art Foundation, Guest professional of Fudan University, Guest professor of Jinling Institute of Technology.
Dr. Jie Li Elbraechter is devoted to spreading Chinese culture and art since 2009. She organized many exhibitions of Chinese and foreign artists as well as the art exchanges between colleges and institutions. She's held solo- and group exhibitions in some cities and countries, such as China, Singapore, Germany, France, Switzerland, and England.
She took part in the exhibition of Germany Munster Architecture Festival,Won the Prize of Germany Jestburg Creative Artists. Her autobiography was made into a film released in the Cinema in Munster, Germany. Her professional art literature has been published in Sinology Studies, Journalism & Communication, Research in Education Development, and Overseas Researches on China.
Jieli finished her Ph.D. of anthropology of art of Fudan University in China. She obtained the Master of Liberal Arts in Germany Munster Academy of Arts and won the title of the Meisterschueler.
She studied in London Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in England, Ecole superieure des Beaux-arts de Geneve in Switzerland and Central Academy of Fine Arts in China.