Larry Gaudet in Hangzhou China
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The Disasters of Peace
A memoir illustrated by Francisco Goya
Written by Larry Gaudet, translated by Hu Jun
The Modern Art Gallery
Hangzhou Normal University
Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
March 11-15, 2013
Presented in partnership with Alison Smith Gallery alisonsmithgallery.ca
In October through December 2011, the Canadian author Larry Gaudet exhibited a literary-installation work -- The Disasters of Peace -- at the Alison Smith Gallery in Toronto.
The exhibition featured a series of 80 prints, each comprising a short story by Gaudet married to a Francisco Goya etching from his epic The Disasters of War series. The Toronto exhibition was sponsored in part by the International Festival of Authors (IFAO).
The show was reviewed in the Globe & Mail by Kate Taylor.
In 2012, Gaudet’s work was translated into Chinese by Professor Hu Jun, an art historian based in Hangzhou, one of China's most important cultural centres. The outcome of that collaboration is an exhibition to be held at The Modern Art Gallery, Hangzhou Normal University, the week of March 11-15.
The exhibition opens with a reception on March 11 at which the Canadian consul from the Shanghai mission is scheduled to attend and make remarks.
As part of the week-long exhibition program, Alison Smith, director of the Alison Smith Gallery, will also deliver a lecture at the gallery, focusing on Goya’s copper plate engravings and specifically how The Disasters of War inspired Gaudet’s work with The Disasters of Peace.