On Wednesday, the opening night of the exhibition ' A book of ice a book of ice a book of the city of Stockholm. It will bokdesign in Sweden and China, and later on in the autumn, is a seminar and a workshop.
at the China cultural centre (CCC) in the vicinity of the Park. The CCC is available in a number of cities in Europe and has close ties to the chinese government. President Xi Jinping has been in place for the opening of more centres.
CCC:s in the Swedish branch was founded in 2016, with the stated goal of introducing the chinese culture and arts to an american audience, as well as to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries.
The advertisement for the book exhibition ”A book is a book is a book is to be a partner of the Swedish book arts, an organization that works to improve the quality of the production of the books. At the exhibition, it has borrowed the books from the collection of the Swedish bokdesign.
the news that the Swedish book art drop out of further participation in the event. This was revealed in a letter sent to all members.
”in the context of the exhibition held at the China Cultural Centre in Stockholm, sweden, and the difficulty is to exclude the possibility of its links to the chinese government, the Swedish Bokkonsts the board of directors, however, decided to refrain from participation,” it says in the letter that the DN has taken a part of it.
" the books are on loan for an exhibition, whose intentions are, we believe, are more in line with the association's purpose is to encourage excellence in production in Sweden. However, after the meeting at the beginning of the summer, we have decided to refrain from any further involvement, and programs. Also, the distance from the market, the exhibition on our channels, " says Johanna Lewengard, president of the American book arts for GENERATIONS."
" the American book arts, members of which have engaged much on the issue of the imprisoned, the Swedish publisher of the Gui Minhai, China. And with that, we have had some difficulty as to exclude the possibility that there is a link between the cultural centre and the chinese government, we decided to refrain from any further involvement.
the association made the decision before the summer, however, that the information is ”out of the unfortunate reasons it got stuck on the way down. For this reason, the name of the Swedish book art on the posters and the invitations. Friday was also a post with an advertisement for the show are still out there on our Instagramkonto. The post was later removed.
"We do not participate in the program, and we are not involved in the marketing of the exhibit or the activities of the exhibition," says Johanna Lewengard.
as the Initiator of the ”A book is a book is a book,” the bokformgivaren Nina Ulmaja. According to her, the main objective of the event is to show the leader of the chinese bokdesign.
" That's why I launched it here. I'm quite excited by what I've seen in China, " says Nina Ulmaja.
for information about the Swedish book art is not going to take part in the activities or the marketing of the show. The books in the collection, however, is left behind, and on Monday, the top of the utställningslokalerna.
" It's all about the culture, and the bokdesign. Is not about politics. They have a chinese designer whose work we show are in the same situation as we are doing here. Most of them are frilansformgivare, is hired by a publishing house, " says Nina Ulmaja.
" It must be like for them. I am doing this with the best of intentions and in all good faith.
the ROTOR has been applied for the CCC.<