• 2022


    Looking Far with a Broad Mind: A group exhibition featuring works by Chinese artists who have studied in Germany is on display at NCPA

    A celebration organized for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany, Looking Far with a Broad Mind: the group exhibition featuring works by Chinese artists who have studied in Germany recently commenced at the National Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibition intends to present a panoramic view of the fruitful artistic achievements of Chinese artists who used to study and live in Germany since the reform and opening up, through a systematic and academic review. It highlights works of 40 Chinese artists who have learned in Germany from different visual arts fields, which provides the public with an opportunity to learn the process of how this group of artists have thought and explored during the epochal development amid the cultural and artistic exchanges between China and Germany, while integrating the artistic advantages of the two countries.

    "Sun Xinping: Long Journey" is on display at 2022 Art Changsha

    “Sun Xinping: Long Journey” is currently on display at 2022 Art Changsha, featuring artist Su Xinping’s representative works across different media in recent years. Meanwhile, the exhibition also empowers the sculpture “The Walking Man” with a broader and freer developing space. In the brand new collision of works, exhibition space, and the audience, Su Xinping responds to the classic proposition of “where should we go” with his unique thinking on the current drastic changes.

    School students' artworks show importance of art education

    As part of the ongoing Wayhome — Art Jinyang 2022, an exhibition showcasing dozens of works by primary and secondary school students in Jinyang, a district under the jurisdiction of Deyang, in northeastern Sichuan province, on show are paintings, pieces of calligraphy and photos in which the minors celebrate the beauty of nature and their hometown, a place surrounded by mountains and waters.

    CAFAa Lecture Series | TOYO ITO:My Architectural Theory

    On December 2, 2022, CAFA invited Mr. Toyo Ito, an internationally renowned architect, founder of Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects and winner of the 2013 Pritzker Prize, to give a lecture and have an online conversation with six guests.


    Qiu Zhijie's 1st solo exhibition in UK launched at Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh

    In his first solo exhibition in the UK, Qiu Zhijie (b. 1969 Zhangzhou, China) occupies the whole of Talbot Rice Gallery’s historic Georgian Gallery with new series of ink-paintings and an atmospheric installation evoking an archaeological dig. Qiu’s practice embraces calligraphy, poetry, teaching, criticism and curating and as a thinker, and cartographer he has earned worldwide critical recognition for his concept and practice of ‘total art’. Through this approach he brings together different cultures and knowledge-systems to propose alternative worldviews.

    AYE Gallery announces “Fatty” showcasing new works by Mu Boyan

    AYE Gallery presents the latest solo exhibition featuring new works by Mu Boyan, which is scheduled to be unveiled on 20 November, 2022. The artist has altered the established stereotype of defining “an image” by getting rid of redundant expression, while his portrayal methods tend to be simplified.

    Chinese artist explores art boundaries with a restless soul

    In the magical hands of Wang Yuyang, an artist who is constantly attempting to shed his "old self" and further explore artistic boundaries, all of these materials—paintings, installation art, sculptures, steel, bronze, wood, glass, porcelain, silica gel, and LED lights—are nothing more than bricks used to construct his one-of-a-kind kingdom, the foundation of which lies within his restless soul.

    “@WUHAN 2022 | A Place without Whence or Whither: Chen Qi” is on display at Hubei Museum of Art

    While highlighting the urban cultural attitude, constructing the urban cultural ecology and public cultural service system, “@WUHAN” has reached a consensus that it should meet the pluralistic and diverse cultural needs of the public. “@WUHAN 2022 | A Place without Whence or Whither: Chen Qi” kicked off at the Hubei Museum of Art on October 14th, 2022.

    The Fourth IAPA Printmaking Biennale was unveiled at the Kunming Museum

    On November 12th, 2022, “the Fourth IAPA Printmaking Biennale”, hosted by the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Yunnan Arts University, International Academic Printmaking Alliance, International Academy Printmaking Alliance and International Printmaking Institute of CAFA, and organized by Yunnan Arts University, kicked off at the Kunming Museum in Yunnan Province, China. The academic host of this exhibition is Su Xinping; the curators include Wang Huaxiang and Guo Hao, and the executive curators are Zhou Jirong, Kong Liang and Kong Guoqiao. The Biennale features over 300 artworks from more than 20 countries.

    Solid Connection, Remarkable Synergy: Virtual Showroom of ASEAN-China Jewelry Art Exhibition officially launched online

    China has a solid connection with the countries of ASEAN by sharing mountains, rivers and a humanistic relationship. We have jointly created splendid civilizations and formed unique multiple cultures over time. Jewelry designs from various countries of ASEAN and China are so exquisite and characteristic that they are acclaimed by customers in Asia and even all over the world. In 2021, “Solid Connection, Remarkable Synergy: Virtual Showroom of ASEAN-China Jewelry Art Exhibition” was presented to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the China-ASEAN dialogue relationship and it showcased over several hundreds of jewelry works by more than 50 jewelry artists from China and 10 countries of ASEAN.

    LIU SHANGYING's solo exhibition launched at TAG Art Museum

    On November 5, 2022, TAG Art Museum(Qingdao, China) launched the new exhibition Liu Shangying-Walking between the Worlds. As a continuation of the case study exhibition project of TAG Art Museum, this exhibition will lead the audience to feel the close connection between art and nature in real time, and open an artistic dialogue spanning time and space.

    First Beijing Art and Technology Biennale opens

    The first Beijing Art and Technology Biennale featuring 50 artists, scientists and ecologists from across the world opened in Beijing last Friday, aiming to discuss issues related to coexistence between human and nature.


    Visual and instrumental arts inspire audiences at academy museum

    In his widely read review of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, German writer and composer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann said pure music, or instrumental music, was "the most romantic of all arts, one might almost say the only one that is genuinely romantic since its only subject matter is infinity".

    Artist Kiki Smith donated her print “Wooden Moon” to the CAFA Art Museum

    Beijing, on the Morning October 25th, the donation ceremony for the print Wooden Moon donated by the internationally acclaimed American artist Kiki Smith to the CAFA Art Museum, was held in the Auditorium of CAFA. Fan Di’an, President of CAFA, Chairman of China Artists Association and Chairman of Beijing Artists Association, Qiu Zhijie, Vice President of CAFA, Zhang Zikang, Director of CAFA Art Museum, Gao Gao, Deputy Director of CAFA Art Museum, Yang Hongwei, Deputy Director of Printmaking Department of CAFA, and Li Yaochen, Director of the Collection Department of CAFA Art Museum attended the ceremony. Artist Kiki Smith, Tomas Vu, Director of LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and Xinyi Liu (online), curator of “A Journey Through Printmaking: International Printmaking Art Exhibition”; Wang Chunchen, Deputy Director of CAFA Art Museum, presided over the ceremony.

    Exhibition of BUNDLES OF ENERGY -- TORBJØRN KVASBØ’S CERAMIC ART launched at CAFA Museum

    The exhibition BUNDLES OF ENERGY-- TORBJØRN KVASBØS CERAMIC ART of the renowned Norwegian ceramic artist Torbjørn Kvasbø opens at the Art Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) on October 25 2022. This exhibition focuses on the artistic creation and thinking of the artist in the past decade, and presents 23 works with "pipe" and "pile" as the basic modeling elements. This is Kvasbø 's first solo exhibition in China and the first stop of his China tour. The exhibition will then be exhibited at the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Gallery in Jingdezhen in the spring of 2023.

    Li Ning leads Chinese Competitor Gain the three successive championships in the world-class fashion technology competition

    In the special competition of Worldskills Competition of 2022, Li Ning, a teacher from Central Academy of Fine Arts, led the Chinese fashion technology team to fight for four days and 18 hours consecutively, complete the four competition modules of fashion design, pattern and layout, draping, women’s clothes design and construction, and finally win the gold with the advantage of a large score, thus realizing the three successive championships of the fashion technology project in the Worldskills Competition, and offering a great congratulatory gift for the successful convening of the 20th CPC National Congress!

    | Event Information |

    Lecture Title: Giography: Chinese Cultures; Speaker: Rem Koolhaas, founder OMA, (honorary) professor Central Academy of Fine Arts; Academic Host: Fan Di’an; Lecture Host: Zhu Pei, Stephan Petermann; Lecture Hours: 2022 October 14 15:30-17:00

    Time-honored bookstore turned into an experimental ground for art

    Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore worked with artists to turn some of its floors into an art space, and one of its exterior walls into a showcase screen for displaying photos taken at the China Photo Studio. [Photo provided to China Daily]


    Asia Digital Art Exhibition stretches visitors’ imagination

    Qiu Zhijie (in the foreground), co-curator of the Asia Digital Art Exhibition 2022, interacts with an installation at the exhibit’s opening on Sept 23, 2022 at the Beijing Times Art Museum. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Fancy a little escape from your mundane, humdrum existence and immersing yourself in something exciting and futuristic, then the ongoing Asia Digital Art Exhibition 2022 at the Beijing Times Art Museum should be one of your destinations.

    Kenneth Fok visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts

    On the afternoon of September 26, 2022, Vice Chairman of the All-China Youth Federation and member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council Mr. Kenneth Fok and his delegation visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA). CAFA’s President Fan Di 'an warmly welcomed the group and the two sides held talks on exchanges and cooperation in the field of culture and art education.