8 Visions One Dream - British Contemporary Art Exhibition
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City: Beijing~Beijing 
Date: 2008-07-04~2008-07-17 
Venue: Today Art Museum 
Exhibition Preface:
In order to honour the 2008 Olympic Games hosted this year in Beijing, The Red Mansion Foundation (UK), in collaboration with the China International Exhibition Agency and the Beijing Today Art Museum, have organised a British contemporary art exhibition, entitled "8 Visions, One Dream", opening at the Today Art Museum on the 4th July 2008. This exhibition has been selected as one of a series of cultural events entitled "Meet in Beijing 2008".

The Red Mansion Foundation promotes mutual understanding between China and the UK through the medium of art. Over the last five years, the Red Mansion has invited established artists to travel to China, in order to be inspired and to create a two-way dialogue. This project is called "Building Bridges". For the inaugural programme the Foundation invited seven Royal Academicians: John Bellany, Brendan Neiland, Paul Huxley, Christopher Orr, David Mach, Allen Jones and Ian McKeever.

The resulting exhibition, "Royal Academicians in China", was shown at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, at the Shanghai Art Museum and at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Following the success of "Royal Academicians in China", The Red Mansion Foundation invited Catherine Kinley, former senior curator at Tate, to select a new group of eight artists to join the exchange programme 2006-2008:

Tony Bevan, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Susan Hiller, Satch Hoyt, Lisa Milroy, Dennis Morris, Richard Wentworth and Paul Winstanley.

An extensive catalogue has been produced in conjunction with the show. This features interviews with the eight artists, as well as contributions from the art critic Michael Bracewell, and Professor Pan Gongkai, President of the Central Academy for Fine Arts, Beijing.