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Start of the internship exhibition in Japan

Hello, future! Where are we? Hello, future! Where are we? Where is the future? With this global issue of the era, the International Resident Practice Team of Young Artists of China Central Academy of fine arts went to Japan in the same context and conducted inspections and exchanges in Tokyo, Chiba, Kyoto, Nara, and other places.

After the resident practice was completed Soon after the epidemic broke out, the resident practice report exhibition had to be postponed.

What happened in the world? Where should we go? Because of the outbreak of the epidemic, deeper thinking and more discussions have been triggered, and because of the epidemic, working from home, the time and space for thinking are more abundant.

The resident team is online and offline, and large groups and small groups repeatedly collide and exchange experiences of resident practice. After nearly a year of creation, the resident achievement report exhibition was finally presented.

On October 23, 2020, the Japan Resident Practice Exhibition of Young Artists of China Central Academy of fine arts was held at the Sanlitun Field Art Center.

 

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Opening scene

 


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Professor Lu Pinjing, Deputy Dean of China Central Academy of fine arts, delivered a speech on behalf of the school leadership

 

Lv Pinjing, deputy dean of China Central Academy of fine arts, said in his speech that this is a very rare art practice. Through cross-cultural and cross-regional exchanges, and the co-creation of interdisciplinary artists, we are thinking about how we face the future and think about where we are today.

This is a very good topic. The artists participating in the residency are very young, and the thinking of the residency can promote their growth. China Central Academy of fine arts has always attached great importance to the cultivation of young artists.

It is very meaningful for colleagues who have this academic sentiment of China Central Academy of fine arts to promote the implementation of such an international resident practice.

 

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Professor Wang Shaojun, Former Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of China Central Academy of fine arts

 

Professor Wang Shaojun, former deputy secretary of the Party Committee of China Central Academy of fine arts, said, “Creating a condition and an opportunity for young artists and young faculty members to have the opportunity to communicate and freely grow the works they want to make is very rare.

I congratulate this. It's done! I hope China Central Academy of fine arts can have more opportunities like this and overcome more difficulties so that the young teachers of China Central Academy of fine arts will have more opportunities for growth."

 

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Speech by Yu Fan, Professor of Sculpture Department of China Central Academy of fine arts

 

Professor Yu Fan from China Central Academy of fine arts and the Department of Sculpture talked about his greatest feeling of watching the resident artist report exhibition, which is the crossover of artistic language. Unlike the teaching exhibition.

This resident exhibition has a more vigorous state. "Where are we?" He said this is exactly how young artists are now confused about their personal identity. This question also guides artists to cross borders, to experiment boldly, and to do more attempts. This is also the youth of the Academy of Fine Arts. The future of the artist.

 

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Resident practice project planning, China Central Academy of fine arts spokesperson, and Minister of Propaganda Qin Jianping presided over the opening ceremony

 

In November 2019, China Central Academy of fine arts organized and implemented the first "Young Artists International Resident Art Practice Program", aiming to build an effective platform for them to find their own position in the current international art field.

This time, seven outstanding young artists from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with international perspectives, who are emerging in the field of art, participated in the residency practice, including Wu Xiaohai, Shang Liang, Ye Funa, Lu Zhengyuan, Zhang Wenchao, Chen Baoyang, and Jiang Shangyue.

Inexperience, with more curiosity, in the same context and different cultures in neighbors and foreign lands, friction spawns my own creations. "This is a good attempt," said Qin Jianping, the spokesperson of China Central Academy of fine arts and the Minister of Propaganda, who planned the residency plan. "This road may have just begun, but at least we are already on the road."

This exhibition showcases the latest creations of resident artists who have completed their residency practices and “fermented” their resident knowledge and experience during the epidemic. Wu Xiaohai took the fireworks exported to Japan from his hometown of Liuyang, Hunan as the starting point for his creation.

Through virtual dialogue videos with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, imitating Japanese comics, and packaging of exported Japanese fireworks, the traditional fireworks production industry in Liuyang is still present today.

It is low-cost labor and high-risk export industry, which expresses the gap in the economic and cultural interaction between China and Japan; Shang Liang feels a large number of Japanese comics and hand-run cultural consumption, and continues his "Boxing Man" series of works, creating A new portrait of "Boxing Man" by A Dream Smile.

Ye Funa played the image of his favorite virtual singer idol Hatsune Miku (Hatsune Miku) with 30 cosplayers. "Creation" culture reflects the modernization transformation facing Asian countries such as China and Japan.

 

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Cai Meng, the curator of the resident practice report exhibition and associate researcher of China Central Academy of fine arts Art Museum, made a speech

 

As the curator of this resident practice report exhibition, Cai Meng, an associate researcher of China Central Academy of fine arts Museum of Fine Arts, tried to place the art discussion between China and Japan in a mirror-mirror relationship between the artists’ works in this exhibition. Construct an intertwined and interpenetrating growth relationship. Professor Cheng Qiming from the School of Architecture of China Central Academy of fine arts, who has studied architecture at the University of Tsukuba in Japan and is well versed in Japanese architectural culture, brought a very creative and different "architectural space" to this exhibition.

 

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Professor Cheng Qiming from the School of Architecture of China Central Academy of fine arts made a speech

 

 

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