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The Annual Undergraduates Graduation Exhibition showcases the achievements of the four years of study of CAFA students which is the most creative assembly of CAFA students and also brings a new force to the art world. On May 14, 2014, the graduates exhibition of the School of Urban Design opened, which unveiled the Undergraduates Graduation Exhibition of CAFA 2014, and the graduation exhibitions are currently presented in the teaching exhibition hall, multi functional hall, and building 7 exhibition hall, divided into a variety of exhibitions for each faculty and specialties, continuing to June 9.

On May 14, the graduation exhibition of the School of Urban Design synchronised the opening in the teaching exhibition hall, multi functional hall, and the building 7 exhibition hall, showcasing the graduation creations of five professional directions including the urban information design, urban image design, urban fashion design, urban video design, and household product design, to reveal the students’ thinking in the fields of city, household, and image, etc. Wang Zhong, Vice President of the School of Urban Design said that, the professional feature of the School of Urban Design was based on the demand of the disappeared urban cultural image during the process of urbanization, people hoped to improve the quality of life when their living standards were developed, and the works were really close to the professional features and the requirements as seen from the creation of the graduates. The graduation exhibition of the School of Urban Design ended on May 19.

On May 22, the graduation exhibitions for the Department of Mural Painting, the Department of Printmaking, and the School of Architecture synchronised their opening in the teaching exhibition hall, multi functional hall and the building 7 exhibition hall. It is the second round of the graduation exhibition of the year, and also becomes a climax for the graduation exhibition. On the opening day, the Departments of Printmaking and Mural Painting also reviewed the graduates and selected the outstanding graduation works. The Department of Printmaking uses the foundation aspect of teaching of the specialties, the comprehensive teaching of the tutors’ studios, as well as the auxiliary technical teaching from the printmaking technical studios to cultivate students in order to grasp various skills to create printmaking and the performing abilities of the artistic languages.

The students of the Department of Printmaking have active thoughts, with flexible and variable expressive ways, and excellently perform in the exhibition. Su Xinping, Dean of the School of Plastic Arts, Director of the Department of Printmaking highly evaluated the graduates’ creation of the year: “Compared with previous years, the graduation exhibition of the year has improved, and more importantly it appears to have many high spots, and breakthroughs. Some students are not only sensitive to materials, but also have a clear language and expressive way, so that people can feel that the students have a strong social and cultural sensitivity, while they don’t lose the characteristics of printmaking.” Most of the graduation creations of the Department of Mural Painting are easel paintings, with a variety of creative language, in addition to the pursuit of the performance of line drawing and the color of the spirits of traditional Chinese mural painting, reflecting the in-depth exploration on the mediums, public artistic relations, and the decorative nature of art. The graduation exhibition of the School of Architecture fully reveals the distinct personalities of the students from CAFA, while the graduation works reflect the relationships between architectural designs and the present lives, regional cultures, functional uses, and the spatial transformations.

School of Chinese Painting, Department of Experimental Art, School of Humanities, Department of Oil Painting, Department of Sculpture, and School of Design will successively launch undergraduate graduation exhibitions. In addition, “The Start of a Long Journey – 2014 CAFA Excellent Graduation Works Exhibition” will unveil at CAFA Art Museum on June 27, please wait patiently!

CAFA Undergraduates Graduation Exhibition 2014

May 14 – May 19, School of Urban Design (the teaching exhibition hall, multi functional hall, and the 2nd, 4th, 7th floors of the building 7)

May 22 – May 27, Department of Mural Painting (the teaching exhibition hall), Department of Printmaking (the multi functional hall)

May 30 – June 4, School of Chinese Painting (the multi functional hall), Department of Experimental Art and School of Humanities (the teaching exhibition hall)

June 7- June 12, Department of Oil Painting (the teaching exhibition hall), Department of Sculpture (the multi functional hall)

May 22 – May 29, School of Architecture (the 2nd, 4th, 7th floors of the building 7)

June 1 – June 9, School of Design (the 2nd, 4th, 7th floors of the building 7)

Text and photo by Zhang Wenzhi, translated by Chen Peihua and edited by Sue/CAFA ART INFO

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