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Staying Alive: “Born for Painting and Harmonized Beauty—the Launch Event of Zong Qixiang’s New Publications”

Staying Alive: “Born for Painting and Harmonized Beauty—the Launch Event of Zong Qixiang’s New Publications”

These three exhibitions systematically documented Zong Qixiang’s artistic career and gradually realized the fullness of the image of Zong Qixiang via not only introducing his motifs of art creation regarding his home country, the society and art itself but also involving a glance of his life stories and experience.
Echo of Aesthetic Education—The Art of Grand Beauty: The Central Academy of Fine Arts' Influence on Art Creation and Education

Echo of Aesthetic Education—The Art of Grand Beauty: The Central Academy of Fine Arts’ Influence on Art Creation and Education

For the first time, CAFA has organized the art achievements of CAFA over the last century from the perspective of aesthetic education, and manifests the rich meaning and value of “Art of Grand Beauty”.
OCAT Institute announces its Annual Lecture Series by Craig Clunas

OCAT Institute announces its Annual Lecture Series by Craig Clunas

This series of three lectures concentrates on the first three decades of the twentieth century, when the two binary oppositions of modern/traditional, and East/West, first came to be applied to the art of China.
Leonardo da Vinci and “Libro di pittura” — Is Painting a Scientific Subject?

Leonardo da Vinci and “Libro di pittura” — Is Painting a Scientific Subject?

Professor Vecce researched and interpreted “Libro di pittura” compiled by da Vinci’s manuscripts. He concluded that painting is not only an art form to express reality but a scientific and philosophical study for da Vinci. It was hosted by Gao Gao, the Assistant to the Director of CAFA Art Museum.
Inheriting: A Symposium in Memory of Jin Weinuo’s Art Education and Academic Achievements

Inheriting: A Symposium in Memory of Jin Weinuo’s Art Education and Academic Achievements

The leaders of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Jin Weinuo’s friends, academic colleagues, the successive student representatives and the family members of Jin Weinuo attended the symposium.
Classics by Leonardo da Vinci arranged in the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Making Impossible Encounters Become Possible

Classics by Leonardo da Vinci arranged in the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Making Impossible Encounters Become Possible

The exhibition presents high-quality reproduction of 17 pieces of Leonardo da Vinci’s classics...
In Memoriam Zou Yuejin—Idea and Art interprets “spiritual productivity” across 22 Years

In Memoriam Zou Yuejin—Idea and Art interprets “spiritual productivity” across 22 Years

Citing the word “Nachleben” by Aby Warburg, Professor Li Jun regards Zou’s publication eight years after his death as a “spiritual productivity”. He thinks that books, like works of art, have an afterlife, just like an echo, a response of sound bouncing off a thick wall.
Who was Zheng Jin? —The Predecessor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Improvements of the Chinese Art Education System

Who was Zheng Jin? —The Predecessor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Improvements of the Chinese Art Education System

The exhibition is presented with two clues: documentary and works for discussion on Zheng Jin’s oeuvre.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the exhibition "Celebrating the Year of the Pig"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the exhibition “Celebrating the Year of the Pig”

This exhibition will feature depictions of pigs created by Chinese artists within the last 2,000 years. Particularly notable are a sixth-century pottery figure of a stout pig in recumbent position and two sets of Chinese zodiac animals, which illustrate both the universal appeal of pigs as a symbol of wealth and the integral role that...
Fred S. Kleiner: The Birth of Western Art

Fred S. Kleiner: The Birth of Western Art

In the lecture, Fred S. Kleiner proposed that the birth of Western art traditions, namely “Art for Artist”, a revolutionary idea of artistic creation, happened in ancient Greece in the 500 BCE and he took the rich and informative works of art from around the world as examples to clearly and strongly show the audience...
Knowledge Production in Art History: the Second Wang Xun Art History Forum Opened

Knowledge Production in Art History: the Second Wang Xun Art History Forum Opened

While the current issues on the academic research of art history were presented, it has also promoted an exchange and dialogue between the scholars of art history from CAFA and the ones from other institutes, and thus endeavors to develop the discipline.
James Elkins: The End of Diversity in Art History, Theory and Criticism

James Elkins: The End of Diversity in Art History, Theory and Criticism

In this lecture, Elkins took the “North Atlantic” as the main point to form a discussion on the conflict between globalization and diversity in contemporary art history. Elkins declared that, “North Atlantic” sometimes meant the geographic region, but usually it meant historical art writing, and “North Atlantic” was an English-based historical art writing method, from...