China Then and Now

The Exhibit Title in Calligraphy

The calligraphy on the main page of the online exhibit reads from right to left and from the top row down. In China, the use of exactly eight characters is seen as propitious. The Chinese translation exploits the potential double entendre in "China Then and Now," and reads "China (ceramics) then, China (the country) now."

The calligraphy was donated to the online exhibit by Difei Zhang, who was trained in classical Chinese art but also experiments with modern media such as 3-D printers. She often shows her work in Albuquerque. Because her calligraphy was rendered to match the format of the exhibit main page, an image of the original work follows below.

The exhibit title in calligraphy

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