• Wang Chuan X NOW | When Urban fashion meets Art

    An attention-grabbing collaboration among artists, cultural institutions, and a fashion brand has brought to life a vibrant fusion of traditional Chinese culture and contemporary fashion streetwear.
  • Wu Xiaohai – Intranquil Nature

    Before the opening of the exhibition, poet Xi Chuan sent Wu Xiaohai a poem by Hai Zi: “If you love nature, you have to love the dirty side of nature.” Dirtiness, as opposed to truth, goodness and beauty, is a demarcation of standards and a product of culture. However, it is the so-called dirtiness and mess that provide a breeding ground for diversity and leave room for individuality and even prejudice. The development of art comes exactly from individuality.
  • Why skeletons in this painting can show joy?

    When talking about skeletons, what comes to your mind first? The answer is usually death. However, Skeleton Puppet Play by Li Song from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) shows a different image of skeletons. It depicts a scene where an adult skeleton pulls the strings of a puppet, a smaller skeleton. What does this scene mean? Why was this ancient Chinese painting created? Professor Huang Xiaofeng from the Central Academy of Fine Arts shares his views.
  • Dunhuang murals on stage: A juxtaposition of ancient charm and modern vigor

    Known as a treasure trove of Buddhist art, Dunhuang is a tourist Mecca in northwest China's Gansu Province. Its most representative historical landmark is the Mogao Grottoes, the best known of all China's Buddhist grottoes, and home to a vast collection of exquisite murals and statues.
  • What did an extravagant party look like a thousand years ago?

    The Night Revels of Han Xizai is a top 10 classic among all surviving Chinese paintings. It's attributed to court painter Gu Hongzhong during the Five Dynasties. The painting vividly represents a night party hosted by Han Xizai, a high-ranking official of the Later Tang Dynasty. How's the party like? And why did Gu Hongzhong make such a painting? Professor Fei Jun from the Central Academy of Fine Arts answers these questions.
  • Wandering Towards Sixty Years of Age, Feeling Free and Broadminded—Regarding Chen Qi's Artistic Pursuit

    In the spring of 2010, when I was an intern at CAFA ART INFO, I usually wrote articles at the big conference table in the department. I would always see Mr. Chen Qi rushing in and out of the office when I looked up. At that time, our department was named “Educational Technology Center”, which was responsible for network technical support in CAFA, and also contributing to the construction of the official website of the Academy and CAFA ART INFO.
  • Why did many Song-dynasty paintings depict children at play?

    In the Song Dynasty, paintings of the "children at play" subject matter were unprecedentedly popular. Why did this genre flourish in this period? What do children play in this kind of painting? Professor Huang Xiaofeng from the Central Academy of Fine Arts shares his views.
  • Unlock the aesthetics of the Song Dynasty through the CGTN Art Series

    Song Dynasty (960-1276) paintings undoubtedly marked the heyday of ancient Chinese art and have been widely recognized as treasures of Chinese civilization. To spotlight their legacy, CGTN has launched "The Song, Painted," an immersive interactive virtual exhibition that features six themes – Children, Style, Stage, Class, Market, and Faith – to decode traditional Chinese aesthetics via the lifestyles depicted in the paintings.
  • 【Rural Revitalization】Rural revitalization through art

    Villages are evolving every day. A clear link between rural revitalization and national development has emerged over the past 40-plus years since China's reform and opening up. Rural revitalization through art is a rather complex and systematic endeavor, demanding respect for culture, region, ethnicity, and individual rights and interests.
  • 【Chinese language + Art】Appreciating Chinese Language in Art

    Co-produced by Center for Language Education and Cooperation and Central Academy of Fine Arts, the video series The Imagination of Art (Chinese Language + Arts) was unveiled on October 24, 2022, in a bid to inspire the peoples of various countries to learn Chinese through an approach integrating language learning and the education of art.
  • Lyu Yue (Aluna) and Her Fashion Actions

    The interview with Ms. Lyu Yue (Aluna) took place at a café in 751D·PARK, in the adjoining fashion corridor, “Beyond Seeing: From the Brother Cup to Hempel Award”: China International Young Fashion Designers Contest 30 Years 1993-2022 which was the latest exhibition on display curated by her. In 1993 following the establishment of CHIC, China International Young Fashion Designers Contest was founded. Over the past 30 years, the Contest has cultivated a group of leading figures and outstanding clothing designers for the Chinese clothing industry. In Lyu Yue’s words, it is “a competition with the most influential power, the highest success rate and the highest attention in our industry.” The exhibition presents a microcosm of the 30-year development and changes in China’s fashion industry with more than 60 award-winning works, documents and historical video materials from the Contest over the past 30 years.
  • 【China in Poetry and Painting】The 'living landscapes' of a Song Dynasty masterpiece

    Why did ancient Chinese artists have such a deep love for landscape paintings? The answer may be found in the most acclaimed work of Fan Kuan, considered the finest painter of this genre from the Song Dynasty. Fan was one of the most famous painters in the Northern Landscape Painting School during this period. The mountains rendered under his brushstrokes were majestic and craggy, different from those presented under the "Southern School," which used smoother lines to portray the elegant landscapes south of the Yangtze River.
  • New Work | 798CUBE Art Museum

    CUBE Art Museum, a renovation project, is located inside 798 art district adjacent to Pace Art Museum and Minsheng Museum of Modern Art, both were also designed by Zhu Pei in 2009 and 2016 separately.
  • Sci-tech art: a case of Chang’e-5 lunar soil

    Since ancient times, humans have created artistic works using state-of-the-art techniques, thus, exploring the relationship between technological advances and human developments. These activities are the prototype of "sci-tech art". For example, the precise control of smelting and casting in the Bronze Age gave birth to the Chime bells, the Zun wine vessel, and the Jue wine cup. The integration of material and firing technology resulted in ceramic art, which became one of the symbols of China. The rise of the study of anatomy reshaped how people saw the human body and the structure of the world around them, ultimately promoting the Renaissance. The development of photography technology led to the seventh art of films and cinema, which is now being reformed by the latest computer-graphics technologies. There is no doubt that new technologies will continue to move art forward and build a better world in the future.1
  • China-Senegal ties highlighted at Biennale of Contemporary African Art

    Forging: out of fire is the theme for the ongoing Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, capital of Senegal. After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, the show's unchanged theme asks a question against the backdrop of Senegal's historical civilization: How should we view the country's thriving contemporary art, which is deeply rooted in Senegal's ancient legacy with respects to its creative power? 
  • 【CAFA & OLYMPICS】Education: Big-picture thinking, pursuit of excellence, innovation, heritage, and future orientation

  • 【CAFA & OLYMPICS】Technology: Greeting from the huge ice sheet at the opening ceremony

    Liu Di, a graduate of the Photography Department, School of Design, CAFA, and new media artist, was invited to participate in the design of visual effects for the “Happy Chinese New Year” session of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
  • 【CAFA & OLYMPICS】Co-creation: The first artistic Chinese font specially design for the Olympics in the history

  • 【CAFA & OLYMPICS】Heritage: The “Lucky Snow and Cloud” victory ceremony costume exemplifies balance of classic and modern styles

  • 【CAFA & OLYMPICS】Services: The signage system provided information to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the venues during the Games