Made in China
The NYSE and the Muban Foundation, London
National Arts Club
15 Grammercy Park South
New York, New York
January 8 - 26, 2003


Art by Etchers
Wei Qian ©

Made in China - Made in New York, Exhibition of Fine Etchings
Judith Anderson ©

Etchings exhibit runs from Jan 8-24, 2003
Chen Qi ©



The New York Society of Etchers, Inc and The Muban Foundation, of London, collaborated for this presentation of prints at the National Arts Club in New York City. The exhibition featured the work of nearly 50 artists from The Peoples Republic of China and New York. Both contemporary etchings and woodblocks by many leading artists from each country appeared in the group show.

Large format Chinese woodblocks, traditional intaglio and ex libris were contributed to the show by The Muban Foundation. New York artists added a broad range of contemporary intaglio and woodcuts to the effort. This was the first exhibition where the NYSE showed woodcuts alongside intaglio.

The London based Muban Foundation was established in 1997 for the dual purpose of encouraging the continued rejuvenation of artist woodblock printmaking in China, and to promote the results around the world. Mr. Christer von der Burg is the foundation’s co-founder and current Executive Director. The organization has actively collected prints by contemporary Chinese woodblock artists and presently holds more than 4000 modern works. The Foundation has also collected some 1500 modern Ex-Libris bookplates, many ancients prints and a substantial library of rare books that include original print illustrations. Among their other activities are the organization of exhibits around the globe and the publishing of contemporary print portfolios.

A catalogue of the exhibition was produced containing separate interviews with artists Will Barnet and Kathy Caraccio.

The Muban Foundation may be contacted by writing Unit 5, Ashburton Centre, 276 Cortis Road, London SW15 3AY, UK or email: cvdb@muban.org.

For more information from the New York Society of Etchers, write: info@nysetchers.org.

National Arts Club in New York City is hosting the exhibit
Zhang Min-Jie ©

National Arts Club in New York City is hosting the exhibit
Emily Trueblood ©

Fine artwork may be available for purchase
Yang Jinsong ©