Shanghai Paper-Cut Art Exhibition

Paper-cut art works are exquisite creations made using paper and scissors. Paper-cut art uses an abundant number of patterns, and each pattern has certain associated meanings. At every festival and for Chinese New Year, people place paper-cut art work in their windows and hang them on doors to increase the festival atmosphere and to express wishes for happiness and good fortune.

Developed over almost one hundred years, Shanghai paper-cut artwork has gradually formed a distinctive Shanghai style and has been influential in the continued development of the traditional technique of Chinese paper-cutting art.

Shanghai Paper-cutting Art Performance
by Shanghai paper-cutting artists Xi Xiaoqin and Shi Qinling

Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am and 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, October 17-21, 2011
Location: 3rd Floor, Butler Library (by the Circulation Desk)

Shanghai Paper-cutting Art Exhibition
Time: From October 17 through December 2011
Location: 3rd Floor, Butler Library (by the Circulation Desk)

Both art performance and exhibition are open to the public. Columbia ID is not required.

Playing with Butterflies Shi Qinling's "Playing with Butterflies"
Paper-cut Peacock A paper-cut peacock
Sleeping Xi Xiaoqin's paper-cut artwork, "Sleeping"