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The Most Beautiful Scenery in Spring Lies in Hundreds of Flowers in Bloom

2018-01-11
 

——Selected Works Exhibition from the Collections of Previous Beijing Biennales was Held in Shan Dong Province, the First Stop of the Tour Exhibition in China

A year’s schedule starts with spring. February 4th marks the start of spring in 2018 and the selected works exhibition from the collections of previous Beijing Biennales was held at the Li Ronghai Art Museum in the city of Heze, Shan Dong Province where is famous for its peonies. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the China Artists Association, the Publicity Department of the CPC Heze Municipal Committee, Heze Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Mudan District Committee of Heze and Mu Dan District People’s Government of Heze and executed by Li Ronghai Art Museum of Heze and Heze Transportation Group. It is the first stop of the tour exhibition in China and it will be open to the public from February 4 to March 5. This exhibition represents the official initiation of the Humin Project( benefit the people) in China centered on the collections of the previous Beijing Biennales, especially the foreign donated works. Taken this activity as an opportunity, “the Tour Exhibition Center of the Collection of Previous Beijing Biennales” was established after coordination between the China Artists Association and the Li Ronghai Art Museum, which will provide successful experience for the follow-up tour exhibition in China and make the international exchange activity stand as a long-time program in Heze.

 

Qin Zhigang, member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee is declaring the opening of the ceremony

hand-written congratulation letter by Liu Dawei, Chairman of the China Artists Association

 


Opening Ceremony

    

     Qin Zhigang, member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee declared the opening of the ceremony. Xu Li, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and the Executive Vice Chairman of the China Artists Association delivered a speech. Tao Qin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Vice Secretary General of the China Artists Association and Wang Shinong, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Shan Dong Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles unveiled the plaque together. Lu Zhicheng, member of the Party Leadership Group of the People’s Government of Heze City made a remark. The host also read the hand-written congratulation letter by Liu Dawei, Chairman of the China Artists Association. Zhang Yi, Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary General of the Shandong Provincial Artists Association, Shangguan Chaoying, Counselor of the Shandong Provincial Artists Association, Zhang Jinghua, Director of the News Department of SHPD( a TV Channel for calligraphy and arts), Ding Zhigang, Vice Director of the People’s Congress of the Heze City, Li Shisan, member of the Party Leadership Group of the People’s Government of Heze City, Li Ronghai, Honorary Curator of the Li Ronghai Art MuseumMa Xirong, Executive Vice Director of the Publicity Department of the Heze Municipal CommitteeZhang Fulong, Secretary of the Mudan District Committee, Zhang Zezhong, Mudan District Mayor, Liu Zhong, Director of the International Department of the China Artists Association, Lv Yanfeng, Deputy Director of the Beijing Biennale Office of the China Artists Association and people from all walks of life attended the opening ceremony.

 

Xu Li, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and the Executive Vice Chairman of the China Artists Association is delivering speech

 

Secretary Xu Li affirmed the significance of the first tour exhibition in Heze and delivered a speech as follows. “At the moment, the whole literary and art circles are comprehensively studying and fulfilling the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, Xi Jinping Thought of Literary and Art and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress. The Belt and Road Initiative and the proposal of A Community of Shared Future for Mankind have gained support from a growing number of countries. At this context, the tour exhibition in Heze works great. We can firmly believe that in the future there will be more significant exhibitions at the Tour Exhibition Center for Collections of Previous Beijing Biennales which will satisfy peoples intellectual and cultural demands for a better life, will deepen our understanding of the developments of contemporary international art, will broaden our horizon and enhance our friendship with foreign countries thereby making Heze as a new frontier for international cultural exchange. 

 

 

Tao Qin(on the right), Deputy Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Vice Secretary General of the China Artists Association and Wang Shinong(on the left), Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Shan Dong Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles unveiled the plaque together

 

Lu Zhicheng, member of the Party Leadership Group of the People’s Government of Heze City is delivering speech 


      Lu Zhicheng, member of the Party Leadership Group of the People’s Government of Heze City pointed that in his remarks: “The launch of the Tour Exhibition Center and the exhibition make good publicity of the city’s image. As the hometown for ancient emperors, (namely Yao and Shun), the Municipal Committee and People’s Government of Heze City always attach great importance to cultural developments. In recent years, a series of measures have been taken to accelerate it with the Li Ronghai Art Museum as an important platform. The collection exhibition today stands as an artistic and cultural feast and reflects the international artistic landscape. The founding of the Tour Exhibition Center in Heze turns as a great event of the literary and art circles for Qilu Culture (Qi and Lu were two major states in ancient times in Shan Dong, now it stands for Shan Dong Province)

 

After the opening ceremony, guests are visiting the exhibition 


The organizing committee of the Beijing Biennale has already collected more than 500 pieces of artwork from over 60 countries, ranging from painting, sculpture, installation and video since its beginning. The number accounts for one eighth of all the artworks that had been exhibited in the previous Beijing Biennale. The collection has become a unique international contemporary art treasure to broaden the horizon of the artists at home and abroad with the largest scale, the highest quality and abundant categories. This exhibition is the first stop for tour exhibition in China, covering 170 excellent pieces of Chinese and foreign artworks (156 pieces of foreign works and 14 pieces of Chinese works) from 47 countries in five continents. An Immortal Legend by Zhou Lianrong, an artist from Shan Dong Province is included in this exhibition.

 

 

SHTV is interviewing Tao Qin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Vice Secretary General of the China Artists Association

  


Spectators are visiting the exhibition 


Part of Participing works

Peintner Elmar Anton(Austria)

Silk RoadRiders from the East and the West / 2016 / oil on canvas / 170cm×208cm

 

 

 

 

 

Nikolay Tikhonov, Marina Tikhonov(Israel)

East-West / 2016 / sculpture: fiberglass and nylon fishing line / 80cm×210cm×44cm  

Donated works of the 7th Beijing Biennale, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justyna Warwas(Poland)

Under Construction / 2016 / acrylic, carbon

paper, oil pastels on canvas / 150cm×150cm   

Donated works of the 7th Beijing Biennale, 2017

 

 

 

 

Peintner Elmar Anton(Austria)

Feet, Big Mask and Circus Horse’s Head / 2014 / oil on canvas / 120cm×170cm  

Donated works of the 6th Beijing Biennale, 2015


 

 

Mircea Cristian Paul Goreniuc(USA)

Space Symphony-Olympic Dream of Peace / 2014 / sculpture / 48cm×43cm×73cm 

Donated works of the 6th Beijing Biennale, 2015

 


 

 Juan Rodrigo Piedrahita Escobar(Colombia)

Both / 2013 / oil on canvas / 110cm×165cm  

Donated works of the 6th Beijing Biennale, 2015

 

 

 

  

 

 

Sergio Numan(Chile)

Human Reason / 2009 / acrylic on canvas / 120cm×120cm

Donated works of the 4th Beijing Biennale, 2010

 

 

 

Bert Brouwer(Netherlands)

The Supremes / 2007 / linocut, ink on canvas / 150cm×200cm

Donated works of the 4th Beijing Biennale, 2010

 

 

 

 

Uba Owl(USA)

Untitled / 2007 / oil on canvas / 120cm×120cm  

Donated works of the 4th Beijing Biennale, 2010

 

Chandra Bhushan Srivastava(India)

Olympic SpiritⅢ / 2007 / oil on canvas / 123cm×90cm 

Donated works of the 3rd Beijing Biennale, 2008

 

  

 

Joko Apridinoto(Indonesia)

Spirit and Beauty / 2007 / acrylic on canvas / 120cm×150cm

Donated works of the 3rd Beijing Biennale, 2008

 

 
 

 

Dev Anand Chooramun(Mauritius)

Symbiosis / 2007 / acrylic on canvas / 81cm×100cm  

Donated works of the 3rd Beijing Biennale, 2008


 

 

 

Krishna Luchoomun(Mauritius)

Dressing up for the Olympics / 2007 / acrylic on canvas / 145cm×210cm  

Donated works of the 3rd Beijing Biennale, 2008 

 


 

Sejma Prodanovic(Serbia)

Pool / 2004 / mixed media / 86cm×62cm 

Donated works of the 3rd Beijing Biennale, 2008

 

 

 

Hanna Haska(Poland)

Tress of Life-Enigma / 2005 / giclee on canvas / 100cm×200cm

Donated works of the 2nd Beijing Biennale, 2005 


Dominique Paul(Canada)

Daphne and Cybele, Degeneration II and III (diptych) / 2003 / color photos mouldy / 104cm×73cm×2

Donated works of the 2nd Beijing Biennale, 2005

 

 

 

Song Jin(China)

The Corner / 2016 / gongbi on paper / 241cm×241cm 

Donated works of the 7th Beijing Biennale, 2017 


 

Zhou Lianrong(China)

An Immortal Legend / 2016 / ink and color on silk / 220cm×298cm

Donated works of the 7th Beijing Biennale, 2017

 

 

 

 

Zhang Hua(China)

Lin Huiyin and Tagore / 2016 / sculpture: fiber reinforced plastics / 133cm×80cm×60cm 

Donated works of the 7th Beijing Biennale, 2017 


 

Beijing Biennale was initiated in 2003, with the ratification of the State Council and it is jointly sponsored by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and the China Artists Association. The Beijing Biennale, as an international academic exhibition with unique pattern, was approved to retain by the Central Government. In the past 15 years, the number of participating countries of the Beijing Biennale has increased from over 40 in the first session to 102 in the seventh and over 4000 artists from all over the world attended the exhibition. It has become the first international exhibition in the world with such a large scale. The La Agencia EFE,S.A. (a Spanish News Agency) highly praised the Beijing Biennale as an influential international platform and the Guangming Daily said it presents a splendid scenery of artistic exchange and integration between the Eastern and the Western countries.

In order to achieve a positive social effect for those collections of previous Beijing Biennales and greater progress in borrowing and assimilating advanced civilization achievements, part of the collections has been successfully exhibited in several foreign countries by integrating in the “The World Trip of Chinese Fine Arts” project. Based on that, the domestic tour exhibition of those collections is launched in Heze, Shan Dong. The second destination is the Liaohe Art Museum in Panjin, Liao Ning Province. One flower can’t make a spring as the most beautiful scenery in spring lies in hundreds of flowers in blossom. We can firmly believe that under the dedicated support from all sections of society, the tour exhibition of collections of Beijing Biennale will be held one after the other and will improve people’s perceptions and ability to appreciate international contemporary art so that the social reputation and publicity of Beijing Biennale will further upgraded and it will also become a brand Huimin project of the China Artists Association. 

 

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