Guangzhou China Art
Artists who deal with global social issues will be censored by cultural censors at China's next Guangzhou Triennial. The artists, who deal with global and social issues, are examined by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Culture (MCTC).
On September 16th, the Guangzhou Museum, a new privately owned art museum in the heart of China's second largest city, Guangdong Province, announced that it would open to the public on October 1st after a month's delay. The Guangduo Museum also houses the world's largest collection of Chinese art dating back to the early Ming Dynasty, and its remarkable permanent exhibitions explore the history of Chaozhou woodcarving as well as other locally produced art - which is produced locally. This complex was built around the end of the Qing Dynasty and has served several purposes over time.
The museum places particular emphasis on the Lingnan School of the region, which was founded in Guangdong at the end of the 19th century to bring art and culture to the people. The Academy of Fine Arts Guangzhou is actively involved in building regional economies and cultures and is considered one of the three best in China, along with CAFA (China Academy for Art) and Hangzhou.
This section is located in a further area with posters and traditional Chinese calligraphy. This painting "Hundred Occupations" was executed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on a fibre tree made from the fibres of a tree in Guangdong.
The next exhibition of the Shift Museum, curated by Ruijun Shen, brings five New York-based artists to Guangzhou. Curated by Pi Li, who first showed the exhibition at her first show before going to the Times Museum, it is called "One." The exhibition has been redesigned to reflect the Times space and focuses exclusively on video. It is presented in two parts, one in the gallery and the other in an exhibition space in front of the museum.
The director of contemporary art, introduces young artists from Guangzhou, whose entire proceeds benefit local creators. The artists were asked to develop the artworks for the exhibition using materials found at local wholesale markets in Guangdong. All works for sale are curated by the UCCA Center and the artists have been asked to help develop the artworks for this exhibition.
Most of the museums and galleries I have seen have focused on traditional and traditionally inspired Chinese art. Interestingly, the best academic museum galleries in China are also well regarded by artists and art connoisseurs outside China.
The permanent collection comprises over 1,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, ceramics and prints, spread over 12 exhibition halls. A great exhibition catalogue brings together the most important works of art from the past, present and future of Chinese art history. These include works by artists such as Gao Zhiyuan, Wang Yixin, Zhang Yiwu, Li Zhaotong, Guo Zhongxiang, Zhejiang Zhenhua, Zhou Zhongzhi, Zhu Zhanhua and others.
The China Art Exhibition was held and exhibited in Guangzhou and was successful in marking the foundation and continuity of China.
In 1958, the Central South Academy of Fine Arts moved from Wuhan to Guangzhou (South) and changed its name to the Guangzhou Academy for Fine Arts. Guangdong University of Art (formerly known as the Central Academy of Fine Arts of the South) was founded in the same year under the leadership of the then President of China, Jiang Zemin.
The Guangzhou Museum is considered a milestone in the activities of the two museums and there is hope that the exchange between them can be promoted in the future. On the second floor, the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Guangdong University show the history of art in China from its beginnings to the present day. Upstairs, there is a section dedicated to the history and culture of China, as well as art from the past and present. There are steles that represent China's cultural heritage, such as the ancient city of Wuhan and its history, culture and art.
Until recently, the art-funding system in China was dominated by state-owned museums and commercial galleries. The fluidity of the contemporary art infrastructure within China can be problematic, but it has also created an opportunity to rethink the way art is supported, produced, and exhibited. Industrial products and design are another issue supported by the Chinese government, which wants more product manufacturing from China, not just manufacturing. Boats are a popular topic and there is a strong emphasis on the development and production of industrial products such as boats, cars and aircraft.
No visit to Canton would be complete without the purchase of a work of art, and eventually an online gallery of contemporary Chinese art will open up that sells it worldwide. The gallery will provide a physical space for collectors and artists alike to learn about contemporary art in China and other parts of the country.