4th and 5th Party: Welcoming Chinese contemporary art and Asian Tea in Berlin

Dear Chuan’rs and Chuan’r’s friends,

Time to announce our plan for December. Although I was glad to hear that I should get an award from Kreuzberg district government for bringing people here to discover its charming corners, it is still nice to wander a bit in the city for a change.

In December we will have two parties, one in Mitte, the other in Charlottenberg.

Both of these parties will be hosted by my brilliant partner, Tracy Wong, who has rich experience in international exchange programs and has been educated in Hong Kong and Europe. Her email is tracyellow@gmail.com. Please contact her if you are interested in joining the 5th party, which requires RSVP.

Here is the information of the two parties:

Chuan’r’s 4th Party: Why should China and Germany need a new Art Exchange Program

Venue: Zhong Gallery·Berlin, Koppenplatz 5,10115 Berlin Mitte

Time: 7:30pm, 12th December, 2014 

We have the pleasure to co-host our fourth party in Mitte at the Zhong Gallery http://www.zhonggallery.com/index.php/Home/index/l/en.html with its Berlin partner, Lu Mei as our guest speaker.

Educated in Beijing and the Netherlands for 9 years in decorative design, culture and art history, mix video and painting and visual communication, Lu Mei has rich experiences in promoting the art exchange programs between China and Europe. We will hear interesting stories in her professional life with regards to this complicated arena, and what hopes and disappointments have driven her to start a new “Migrant Bird Project” to make a difference.

      A Brief CV of Lu Mei

2000-2005  Gallery assistant in Start Gallery and later, Van Gogh Museum

2009-2011   Art Director, Dragon Joy Art Investment and Consulting company
2011-2012  Curator assistant, China Contemporary vision Art Foundation, executing exhibition Comtemporary Chinese expressions, Today Art Museum.
2012-2013  Manager, Beijing Art City Era Culture Communication companys
2014.1.      Gallery Director, Zhong Gallery Berlin


Chuan’r’s 5th Party: Savoring Asian Tea in Berlin in Designer’s Cups 

Venue: P & T, Bleibtreustraße 4, Berlin-Charlottenburg

Time: 7:30pm, 16th December, 2014

Some of you might have learned about P & T,  a very special tea house that was opened in 2012 in Berlin that determines to introduce the authentic tea culture in Asia to Berlin. But unlike the traditional apothecary modeled Asian tea houses, its space is designed in Boutique style, bright and chic.

P & T’s founder, Jens de Gruyter, is a young French Canadian passionate with Asian tea. He will give a talk about his passion inspired by his trips to Asia. A ceremonial demonstration will follow. Chuan’rs will learn how to savor fragrant, warm Asian tea in the cold drizzles of Berlin’s winter, appreciating its serenity.

However, to complete the full Chuan’rs ceremony: after the talk and ceremony, the owner will take us to a more informal setting in the area for less sobering drinks.

Due to the limited space of the shop and the quiet environment needed for this ceremony, we cannot adopt our usual open-door party policy this time.  Please send your application to Tracy for reservation of seats. Email: tracyellow@gmail.com

A Brief Introduction of Jens de Gruyter (Very Brief)

Jens de Gruyter is a young French Canadian with a formal life in the global photography industry, before his passion with Asian tea culture brought him into a vocation to “spread the word on good tea and to help people become aware and appreciate its merits for a creative and fulfilling lifestyle”.

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