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Su Xinping: My Creative Process and Artistic Method

Su Xinping: My Creative Process and Artistic Method

In this lecture, he reviewed the experiences of creation, study and life, and talked about his artistic ideas and creative process. Director of Department of Teaching at the School of Graduate, CAFA, Ge Yujun, hosted the lecture.
Hua Tianxue: The Relationship between Xu Beihong and Japanese Fine Arts

Hua Tianxue: The Relationship between Xu Beihong and Japanese Fine Arts

Hua Tianxue examined the commentary on “Japanese Ministry of Education Fine Arts Exhibition” written by Xu Beihong that attempts to explore the influence of the trip to Japan on Xu Beihong’s art.
Barbara Pollack: “Post-Passport, Post-Human: New Identities in Contemporary Art”

Barbara Pollack: “Post-Passport, Post-Human: New Identities in Contemporary Art”

What is “post-passport”? What is “post-human”? What is the relationship with art? How does she consider Chinese contemporary art and the social changes hiding behind it? Barbara mainly expounded on a group of young Chinese artists and reviewed Chinese contemporary art from...
Toshiyuki Kita: "Drawing inspiration from traditions while infusing design with the soul”

Toshiyuki Kita: “Drawing inspiration from traditions while infusing design with the soul”

Starting from his personal experience, Kita explained the process and results of drawing inspiration from Japanese traditional culture and he also gave some crucial suggestions and considerations for future designers and educators.
Lou Yongqi: "sheji (design)" is a Territory and a Stage for the Future

Lou Yongqi: “sheji (design)” is a Territory and a Stage for the Future

Lou Yongqi’s extremely forward-thinking ideas and execution capabilities which provided us with another perspective on design. These reflections and practices might reflect the experiences and practices of the Chinese designers who are actively facing the future.
Wu Hongliang: Xu Beihong and No. 2A Dayabao Hutong

Wu Hongliang: Xu Beihong and No. 2A Dayabao Hutong

In the lecture, Wu Hongliang started with the relationship between Xu Beihong and No. 2A Dayabao Hutong, then selected four historical time nodes and returned to historical events to review and analyze changes in people and events, thus restoring historical events and stories while outlining the art ecology of the 20th century. ...
Wang Lianming: Chinese Fountain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties–From a Western zoetrope picture from a collection in Kobe

Wang Lianming: Chinese Fountain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties–From a Western zoetrope picture from a collection in Kobe

He initiated this lecture by introducing an exquisite Western zoetrope picture in a collection in Kobe, then gradually led to the discussion of the metaphors of water and “fountain”(shuifa) in the context of traditional culture...
Zhang Qiqun: Why Did the Qin & Han People Believe in Yin-Yang and the Five Elements?

Zhang Qiqun: Why Did the Qin & Han People Believe in Yin-Yang and the Five Elements?

During the lecture, Prof. Zhang started from the historical background of Yin-Yang and Five-element theory in the Qin and Han dynasties. By quoting the historical accounts that remained from ancient times, he demonstrated & expounded the relationship between the ancient Chinese astronomy...
Chen Xi: The Situation and Choices of Paintings Proceeding Through the Contemporary

Chen Xi: The Situation and Choices of Paintings Proceeding Through the Contemporary

From the trend of chasing the Western modernism in the early years to the present diverse and open creative expressions in the art world, Chen Xi has always used painting to participate in and experience the art world. And also she has different understandings and strategies...
Naren Barfield: The essence of design is the value to improve this world

Naren Barfield: The essence of design is the value to improve this world

Naren Barfield, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Royal College of Art, was invited to deliver a speech themed on “Collaboration: the Future of Global Citizenship” at the symposium. CAFA ART INFO took this opportunity to interview him about his impression of development in Chinese design as well as his suggestions for young designers.
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville: Design is about creating a dynamic style

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville: Design is about creating a dynamic style

The International Symposium of “Chinese Design 40 Years – Experience and Model” has brought together several generations of famous designers and masters and 25 famous experts & scholars in design and design education at home and abroad. CAFA ART INFO took this opportunity to interview with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville.
Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences

Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences

On the occasion of Olafur Eliasson’s solo exhibition entitled “The unspeakable openness of things” being shown at the Beijing Red Brick Art Museum, the artist Eliasson was invited to give a lecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts on the afternoon of March 25, 2018, to explain the relationships among artworks and artists, audiences,...