CAFA assists the 3rd China Xinjiang International Art Biennale to present harmonious symbiosis

The 3rd China Xinjiang International Art Biennale kicks off on Jan 10, 2023, and this year's exhibition theme is "Harmonious Symbiosis."

Wuhan Biennale 2022 opens ceremoniously with Fan Di’an as the chief curator

The “Communication through Art: Wuhan Biennale 2022” opened ceremoniously at the Wuhan Art Museum (Qintai), on the morning of December 28, 2022. As another post-Covid milestone event in the Chinese literary and art circles, this biennial is an ode of art to the heroic city of Wuhan, and an art feast that the city presents to its heroic people.

EMPTY·THEATRE,Solo exhibition of Lu Zhengyuan

A vibrant world was suddenly being frozen. The globalized epidemic has shaken the structural relationship between the individual and the original social system. Individuals break away from the old routine of the original life and slipped into a chaotic, isolated and almost rootless state. People are eager to re-establish a stable, rational and perceptive world of their own.

Looking Far with a Broad Mind: A group exhibition featuring works by Chinese artists who have studied in Germany is on display at NCPA

A celebration organized for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany, Looking Far with a Broad Mind: the group exhibition featuring works by Chinese artists who have studied in Germany recently commenced at the National Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibition intends to present a panoramic view of the fruitful artistic achievements of Chinese artists who used to study and live in Germany since the reform and opening up, through a systematic and academic review. It highlights works of 40 Chinese artists who have learned in Germany from different visual arts fields, which provides the public with an opportunity to learn the process of how this group of artists have thought and explored during the epochal development amid the cultural and artistic exchanges between China and Germany, while integrating the artistic advantages of the two countries.

Artist Kiki Smith donated her print “Wooden Moon” to the CAFA Art Museum

Beijing, on the Morning October 25th, the donation ceremony for the print Wooden Moon donated by the internationally acclaimed American artist Kiki Smith to the CAFA Art Museum, was held in the Auditorium of CAFA. Fan Di’an, President of CAFA, Chairman of China Artists Association and Chairman of Beijing Artists Association, Qiu Zhijie, Vice President of CAFA, Zhang Zikang, Director of CAFA Art Museum, Gao Gao, Deputy Director of CAFA Art Museum, Yang Hongwei, Deputy Director of Printmaking Department of CAFA, and Li Yaochen, Director of the Collection Department of CAFA Art Museum attended the ceremony. Artist Kiki Smith, Tomas Vu, Director of LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and Xinyi Liu (online), curator of “A Journey Through Printmaking: International Printmaking Art Exhibition”; Wang Chunchen, Deputy Director of CAFA Art Museum, presided over the ceremony.

Unlock the aesthetics of the Song Dynasty through the CGTN Art Series

Song Dynasty (960-1276) paintings undoubtedly marked the heyday of ancient Chinese art and have been widely recognized as treasures of Chinese civilization. To spotlight their legacy, CGTN has launched "The Song, Painted," an immersive interactive virtual exhibition that features six themes – Children, Style, Stage, Class, Market, and Faith – to decode traditional Chinese aesthetics via the lifestyles depicted in the paintings.

【China in Poetry and Painting】The 'living landscapes' of a Song Dynasty masterpiece

Why did ancient Chinese artists have such a deep love for landscape paintings? The answer may be found in the most acclaimed work of Fan Kuan, considered the finest painter of this genre from the Song Dynasty. Fan was one of the most famous painters in the Northern Landscape Painting School during this period. The mountains rendered under his brushstrokes were majestic and craggy, different from those presented under the "Southern School," which used smoother lines to portray the elegant landscapes south of the Yangtze River.

【Rural Revitalization】Rural revitalization through art

Villages are evolving every day. A clear link between rural revitalization and national development has emerged over the past 40-plus years since China's reform and opening up. Rural revitalization through art is a rather complex and systematic endeavor, demanding respect for culture, region, ethnicity, and individual rights and interests.

【Chinese language + Art】Appreciating Chinese Language in Art

Co-produced by Center for Language Education and Cooperation and Central Academy of Fine Arts, the video series The Imagination of Art (Chinese Language + Arts) was unveiled on October 24, 2022, in a bid to inspire the peoples of various countries to learn Chinese through an approach integrating language learning and the education of art.

【CAFA & OLYMPICS】The Olympic Games: Entering a New Era of Design

The Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 have concluded with great success. The Games may be over but the memories they have left will last a lifetime. The Games offered a golden moment for China to showcase its culture, allowing the world to see a real China thorough the lens of its cultural heritage. The Look of the Games combined Olympism with the Chinese people's understanding of nature and the dao (Way). The Chinese people's constant pursuit of harmony between humanity and nature was highlighted in the design of Olympic venues. Stories of the Chinese people were told inside and outside the arena. IOC President Thomas Bach pronounced the Beijing 2022 Games as “truly exceptional”.

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