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Expo Chifra 2013 at the FIAC in Paris

Thursday 17 October 2013, by administrateur

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The artistic exchanges between China and France have never been interrupted throughout history. They have become more frequent during the thirty years since China opened its door to the outside world. Many achievements have been gained during these interactions. It can be said that today’s Sino-France artistic exchanges no longer remain at the cultural horizon and imagination from a long distance, but gain a close-range cultural gaze and appreciation between people in these two countries and therefore enhance the communications in their hearts.

Introduction

The exchanges of visual arts require not only the historical perspective of collections in museums, but also the direct dialogue with the works of contemporary artists. There is no doubt that through the works of contemporary artists we can acquire vivid information, learn concurrent art, and learn the relations between today’s art and reality. Under the cultural circumstances of globalization, Chinese and French artists have been faced with stern challenges. The questions that the artists of both countries think, feel and express are our common concerns. ChiFra, from a unique perspective, aims to make the contemporary art of these two countries meet in the same space to reflect each other and to conduct direct dialogue so as to open a new window for artistic communications in these two countries. All these will make the audience gain a brand new experience.

For Chinese contemporary art, the reality of Chinese society under violent reform provides artists rich resources for artistic creation. Artists experience transformations of the outer world and real life. They create images of the world from their spiritual base, endeavor to make their art a bridge between self-spirit and the outside world, and express feelings in their own language. If we say that art is a mirror of nature in a traditional sense, nowadays it becomes a mirror of society and heart.

The diversity of Chinese contemporary art shows us a vital China. As for the artistic style, Chinese artists have broken away from dependence on foreign art and self-consciously explored their own personality. In this exhibition, we find out that traditional painting media is not an outdated language for Chinese artists. The artists have explored many possibilities to express their minds through painting which is a direct and simple artistic language and through this, a path to the deep side of the spiritual world. Furthermore, the great tradition of Chinese art provides a strong support to these artists.

When the world is full of noise and people’s spirits become puzzled, the dedication and true feelings devoted to art bring our gaze to a pure spiritual world, and the artistic exchanges can cross cultural boundaries and make people feel closer to each other.

Dates and venue

Du 22 octobre au 28 octobre 2013 —, Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris, France

Métro Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau (Lignes 1 ou 13) ou Concorde (Lignes 1, 8 ou 12))
01 – 06 2014 expositions itinérantes aux 7 villes en Chine; Beijing , Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu
Organisateur : Centre des Echanges Culturels, Ministère Chinois de la Culture, Pekin
Co-organisateurs: Sophia Art Foundation, France
Le Centre Culturels Chinois, Paris
Partenaires : Sophia Art Foundation, France
Le Centre Culturels Chinois, Paris
Soutien scientifique: Le Musée National de Chine, Pekin
l’Institut de peinture à l’huile chinois, Pekin
Soutien: Service Culturel de l’Ambassade de Chine en France, Paris

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