Hue Art Paintings at Contemporary Era——The 10th National Exhibition of Chinese Hue Art Paintings 2016 opens in NAMOC
On December 23, 2016, Hue Art Paintings at Contemporary Era -- The 10th National Exhibition of Chinese Hue Art Paintings 2016 was ceremoniously inaugurated in the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). The exhibition was jointly sponsored by Chinese Artists Association and China Hue Art Society. An event held every three years, the exhibition continued the theme of the previous session, which was “Hue Art Paintings at Contemporary Era”, in a bid to explore the hue art and its inherent spirit in the contemporary global culture and Chinese social cultural transformation. It focused on specific evolutions and challenges in artistic creation languages and cultural inheritance. The exhibition comprised three parts, which were historical review, academic nomination and national collected works, ensuring the exhibition was integral, academic, open and fair. The national collected works showed the new forces springing up in the hue art circles under the social trend of seeking innovation and change since the 9th national exhibition. They fully displayed the works of three generations of artists in the hue art field in the past three decades, an all-round inspection of the current situation of Chinese hue art creation.
The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of China Hue Art Society. As a result, the historical review part of the exhibition listed the historical development of the society in the past 30 years with a large number of historical documents and material objects, in addition to conventional display. On the basis of historical inheritance in the society, the organizing committee of the exhibition probed into the inheritance of Chinese painting with prominent art cases in the development history of Chinese painting: the teachers and students of Central Academy of Fine Arts reproduced the Yongle Palace frescoes in the exhibition site. Besides, it presented the Ten Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains painting of the Song Dynasty with the virtual reality technology. A masterpiece green landscape painting of a monumental scale, the painting was of high artistic achievement, reflecting the concept of a unified nation in the Song Dynasty, and shaping the “Chinese Dream” of Song Dynasty people.
The reproduction of historical cases formed inter-textual relations with hue art creation today. It was also conducive to helping the public to know about the generation and inheritance of the “hue art” concept, and its inherent spirit. Exploration in this aspect would greatly facilitate shaping the confidence of Chinese culture, and boosting public education.
In addition to the VR technology, the exhibition reflected the pursuit of innovation in the theme and selected works. In consequence, the exhibition kept a watchful eye on excellent works with a realistic temperature, and kept abreast of the times in subjects. It also showcased diversified exploration in the hue art field, such as introduction of the image and device factors.
The academic nomination part of the exhibition was worthy of attention in particular. It focused on the backbone force of the hue art field, highlighting important features of the hue art in the contemporary context with individual cases. It was praiseworthy that in the exhibition, leaders of the society no longer adopted the round hall of NAMOC, but applied the exhibition space representing the highest artistic achievements in the country for public education, and displaying the works of most representative young and middle-aged artists.