China Red: Light Dances of the Paper Cut
The Kennedy Center Festival of China
Academy Award--winning art director, Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) has created this special exhibition of paper cuts and hand-drawn motifs expressed onto the 60 foot high windows leading to the Grand Foyer from the Hall of States and Hall of Nations and onto monumental banners outdoors on the river terrace facade. Inspired by the auspicious nature of the color red and the folk art of paper cutting in Chinese culture, Yip draws on references from paper cutting that he has seen in various regions of China. His concept is to relay evocative qualities of human disposition and people's aspirations toward daily life.