• 2021


    Series of Lectures on Technology and Printmaking|New Media Art Creation Practice-Lecture of Wang Zhigang


    The Past and Future of Materials | ‘Material Tales: The Life of Things’ at CAFAM

    The notion of a “post-petroleum era” reflects our anxiety on energy issues in this current era. Social developments over the past two centuries since the Industrial Revolution has brought human civilization into an accelerating state. However, along with the destruction brought by these advancements (many of which were irreversible), in the context of global warming, extreme weather, and environmental pollution, the pandemic of COVID-19 has added to the heavy blow to the human race, and we cannot help wondering whether this highway leads to heaven or hell.

    Designs from China and France students tackling sleeping at Design China 2021



    “Transcendence and Rén Jiān—Su Xinping and Christopher Le Brun” was Launched

    "Transcendence and Rén Jiān—Su Xinping and Christopher Le Brun” was officially launched in Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP) on August 5th, 2021. The exhibition sifts through more than ten-year’s creative materials of Su Xinping from China and Christopher Le Brun from the UK, and expands their experiences in terms of cognition and creation of art to a representative modern narration to interpret their works and present them. By doing so, the exhibition intends to discuss the development of the Sino-Western communication of contemporary art as well as the public art education during this era.

    UCCA Edge presents 【Liu Xiaodong: Your Friends】 in Shanghai

    UCCA Edge presents its first solo exhibition, Liu Xiaodong: Your Friends from August 8, 2021 to October 10, 2021. Liu Xiaodong (b. 1963, Jincheng, Liaoning province) is the contemporary heir to modern China’s realist painting tradition. Emerging in the 1990s, he began to depict what one critic called “minute but fragmentary observations of life” with snapshot clarity, turning the previously heroic tools of oil painting onto characters and subjectivities at all levels of a rapidly urbanizing and developing society. This exploration unfolded in parallel to a new documentary aesthetic in the works of “Sixth Generation” filmmakers such as Wang Xiaoshuai and Zhang Yuan, with whom he has frequently collaborated. Since the early 2000s, Liu has often worked through plein air sessions staged in globally significant, even fraught, locations, from the Three Gorges Dam (2003) to the U.S.-Mexico border (2020). For his 2010 exhibition “Hometown Boy” at UCCA Beijing, the artist trained his lens on his childhood friends from the paper mill town of Jincheng, in an extended meditation on personal transformation and social mobility.


    IAPA Lecture|Miao Xiaochun:Art Creation in Digital Era


    The Degree Show for the Undergraduates of CAFA (Phase II) will be closed on June 20


    2021 CAFA Postgraduate Degree Show: Ready To-Go! Growing Towards a Broader Field

    In the early summer of 2021, the postgraduate degree show of CAFA was naturally included in the hot topics and highlight moments within the art circles. With the official opening of the first part of the 2021 CAFA Graduation Season, the show for postgraduates has attracted numerous audiences who have reserved a place for viewing the graduation creations offline.


    VAII Global Connect|CAFA Visual Art Innovation Institute Expert interview Series--TONY BROWN

    For many years I regularly flew between Paris and Beijing, I treated it as one of modern lives convinces that I took for granted, never considering the possibility that with all the advances the future of modern life held for us that one day it would not be the case.

    CAFA launches art therapy project

    The Central Academy of Fine Arts has developed courses and educational programs on art therapy for some 20 years. [Photo provided to China Daily] Art therapy is gaining wider acceptance these days as a way to ease urbanities' stress and depression.


    Appreciate China-Cuba Friendship: The Cuban Ambassador Visiting the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)

    On the afternoon of April 28, 2021, close to the May Fourth Youth Day of China, the Communist Youth League Committee of Beijing, the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Embassy of Cuba in China jointly held an exchange activity: Appreciate China-Cuba Friendship and Remember Youth Mission. Gao Hong, Secretary of CPC of CAFA, Li Jian, Deputy Secretary of CYLC, Wang Xiaolin, Deputy Secretary of CPC of CAFA, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernández, Ambassador of Cuba to China, and youth representatives of China and Cuba attended the event.

    VAII Global Connect|CAFA Visual Art Innovation Institute Expert interview Series--Ken Rinaldo

    Ken Rinaldo is internationally recognized for interactive art installations developing hybrid ecologies with animals, algorithms, plants, and bacterial cultures. His art/science practice serves as a platform for hacking complex social, biological, and machine symbionts.

    Celebrating the 52nd World Earth Day:the Central Academy of Fine Arts Completed the Mural Project of the Israeli Embassy in China

    April 22, 2021 is the 52nd World Earth Day. At the invitation of the Israeli Embassy in China, the World Earth Day mural project organized by the International Office of CAFA was completed by the teachers and students from CAFA’s mural painting department in the Israeli Embassy in China on April 19.

    Exhibition captures the long and difficult march of Red Army soldiers

    A part of Recipe of Red Army [Photo provided to China Daily] Edible wild herbs, leather pieces, tree barks and grass, these were some of the "food" which once helped Red Army soldiers survive the Long March. They are also the subjects of depiction in a collection of 100 oil paintings, titled Recipe of Red Army, by students of the Central Academy of Fine Arts inspired by a journey in 2016 to Sichuan province that Red Army troops passed through during the Long March.


    What “Art in Kung Fu” Is and What It Can Achieve: Honoring the Twentieth Anniversary of the Foundation Program at the School of Fine Art, CAFA officially commenced

    On 25th March, 2021, “Art in Kung Fu: Honoring the Twentieth Anniversary of the Foundation Program at the School of Fine Art, CAFA” was unveiled at CAFA Art Museum. This exhibition focuses on the six sections of De (Virtue), Su (Sketching), Cai (Color), Xing (Fieldwork), Yan (Extension) and Pu (History), revealing the historical structure of the Foundation Program since its establishment in 2002.

    Arts even more key after poverty victory



    Seal of approval for 2022 pictograms

    Beijing capped a busy year of preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Thursday with the release of the Games' official sports pictograms, which have been inspired by the traditional Chinese art of seal engraving. With some of the country's top sports and entertainment celebrities in attendance, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games unveiled the pictograms during a televised countdown party on New Year's Eve-a major milestone in preparations with co-host city Zhangjiakou, Hebei province for the winter sports gala.