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Radical Return
Radical Return
Nov 20, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
Curated by
Mary Yang & Zhongkai Li

Radical Characters invites those who identify as Chinese or Chinese American graphic designers to submit original work for Radical Return. This exhibition will be on view simultaneously at IS A GALLERY (Shanghai, China) and Boston University Art Galleries (Boston, Massachusetts) November–December 2021.*


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Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021  

– Type of work: graphic design and typography (English and/or Chinese)
– No submission fee
– 3 submissions max per person

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The first exhibition, Radical Return, draws inspiration from the Chinese character “回” (huí) or “return”. 回 (huí) means to return, to turn around, to circle or to reply. To return implies movement, but the character must choose the direction. Why return to something? To return to something, someone, or somewhere requires one to retrace a path. What path do you seek to retrace as a Chinese or Chinese American designer?


Consider the three strokes used to write 回.

“Drop” 竖 (shù). Consider which position you are in now, which position you want to return to, and which position you need to retrace.

“Fold” 横折 (héng zhé). Why are you returning? Is there a narrative you seek to reclaim? Is there a cultural tradition you want to reform for future generations?

“Join” 横 (héng).


To return, in all its forms, affects the fundamental nature of the character within us. So what does it mean for you to make a Radical Return?


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Submission instructions:


Download the 回 grid template (Illustrator or InDesign). Use 回 as a grid—visually and conceptually—to frame your response to the exhibition theme.

Fill out the Google Form and upload your submission.

If you do not have access to Google/Google Form, download and fill out this form. Email the form and your submission file(s) to radicalcharacters@gmail.com.


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Email questions to radicalcharacters@gmail.com. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! Your contribution is important to us and our community. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you. If you're not selected for this exhibition, please keep in touch. We will have events and opportunities to collaborate in the future.

* BU Art Galleries is a part of the College of Fine Arts at Boston University in two locations on the University campus—the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery and 808 Gallery—offering temporary exhibitions that focus on contemporary international, national, and regional art developments.

Exhibition Identity design, Danielle Chang

激进的文字诚邀中国、美籍华人以及常居在美的海外华人平面设计师向我们投稿原创作品,参与首次展览项目Radical Return激进回返的征选。展览将在一弄画廊(上海,中国)和波士顿大学画廊(波士顿,马萨诸塞州)同时举办,展期从2021年的十一月持续到十二月。

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投稿截止日期:2021年9月15日
– 作品类型:平面设计和字体设计(英文和/或中文)
– 无申请费
– 每人最多提交3份投稿

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项目的首次展览Radical Return激进回返主题灵感源自于汉字“回”。“回”意指着回返、转身、环行或者回复。回返暗示着位移,而文字必须选择其位移的方向。为什么要回返?向某物、某人或某地的回返意味着回溯某条道路。作为一名中国或美籍华人设计师,你会选择哪条道路来回返?

想想组成“回”的三种笔画:

竖;想想你现在的位置,你想要回返的那个位置,和你为了回返而需要重新经过的那个位置。

横折;你为什么要回返?这背后有一个你想要改写的叙事吗?是否存在一种文化传统是你想要传承,因而革新的?

横;一切形式的回返,影响着我们内在性质的外在表达。那么,一次“激进的回返”对你来说意味着什么?

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投稿指南:

下载网格模板“回”(我们提供Illustrator和InDesign两种格式版本)。将“回”用作视觉和观念上的网格,来表现你对此次展览主题的回应。

请填写谷歌表格并上传你的投稿。

如无法使用谷歌/谷歌表格,请下载PDF表格并填写。将表格和投稿文件发送到邮件radicalcharacters@gmail.com

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如有任何问题,请邮件联系radicalcharacters@gmail.com。感谢你的慷慨分享,你的参与为画廊以及我们的社群提供了重要的支持。我们希望有幸能与你共同工作。即便没有入选此次展览,也欢迎你与我们保持联络,以待日后活动中有更多的合作机会。



* IS A GALLERY是位于上海静安区的独立画廊空间。该画廊地处上海印刷技术研究所园区内,上海印刷研究所是中国近代中国字体的发源地,同时也是成立于1962年的中国第一家铸字厂的所在地。

* 波士顿大学画廊隶属于波士顿大学纯艺术学院,画廊空间Faye G., Jo, and James Stone画廊和808画廊分别位于大学校园内的两个地点,举办专注于国际、国家和区域当代艺术发展的临时展览。

Exhibition Assistant
Danielle Chang
Exhibition Design
Open Rehearsal
Editorial Team
Jay Li, Angela Lian, Anni Qingyang Yu
Exhibition Photography
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