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2015 The 5th Liu Kaiqu Award Internation

2015 The 5th “Liu Kaiqu Award” International Sculpture Exhibition Contribution Invited 作者:admin 添加时间:2015/2/24 来源:中国雕塑学会

2015 The Story of Wuhu City

The 5th Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition

Contribution Invited

2015 The Story of Wuhu City the 5th Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition

Plan outline

Contents

A. Topic Overview of The Story of Wuhu City

B. Theme Activities

Section One: Liu Kaiqu Award Settings

Section Two: Contribution invited

Section Three: The making of the art works

Section Four: China Sculpture Art Forum

C. Organization Structure

D. Appendix

Exhibition Theme Reference

A. Overview

a. Background

China • Wuhu Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition has been held four times. Up to today, the exhibition has won the attention from home and abroad and received increasing praises year by year. The number and quality of sculptures have also improved. Wuhu Sculpture Park has become an important public recreational place, as well as an important window to show the image of Wuhu City. According to incomplete statistics, Wuhu Sculpture Park has received various types of visiting groups to over a hundred times, the number of visitors from all sectors of society to nearly 4 million.

Wuhu Municipal Government utilizes the International Sculpture Exhibition as an important platform, continuing deepening the cooperation with China Sculpture Institute and China Academy of Art to create a century sculpture plan, in order to make Wuhu become a city of sculptural landscape. This will bring more outstanding sculptures from the park to streets, and to peoples life.

Song Chunhua, former Deputy Minister of Ministry of Construction, has said at the opening ceremony of the 4th Liu Kaiqu Award international sculpture exhibition: Wuhu City has made a perfect combination of urban public art and urban culture, creating a way that presents the cityscape, reflects the regional characteristics, and bears the spirit of the times through public art development. Three aspects need particular concern: Firstly, adhere to quality strategy, stick to respect and reverence for art, overcome the chase of quick success and impetuous mind. Step by step, focus on the accumulation and the accumulation of cultural heritage, provide greater art works to the contemporary society, and leave the cultural heritage for future generations; Secondly, adhere to the correct academic orientation and positive and healthy aesthetic orientation, and maintain highly artistic standards and tastes, which will help to abandon some kitsch sculptures and unhealthy trend of rising record achievement appeared in the urban construction of sculpture. In this way, it can inject more positive energy to the healthy development of Chinese urban sculpture as a good demonstration; Thirdly, adhere to the so called Wuhu Model, an organizational form that combines government agencies, academic institution and art schools, to form a way that the government to organize and implement, academic institution to supervise, and art school to actively participate. We hope that the Wuhu sculpture exhibition and construction of Sculpture Park can be based on the current situation, focus on the future and long-term planning, and continue innovation and improvement, to make a new culture brand for Wuhu, a city full of innovation and joy.

b. Exhibition Theme

The Story of Wuhu is the culture and spirit of Wuhu. In here, it has extended meanings which point to the modern Wuhu spirituality and cultural characteristics. Wuhu is an important birthplace of culture of Southern Anhui Province. In the history of five thousand years of Chinese civilization, regional culture has been an important part of Chinese peoples spiritual world. Up to this day, after many vicissitudes, the people of Wuhu still have maintained a unique culture character and geographical quality, because Wuhu owns a very strong spiritual inspiration and exuberant vitality!

The so-called national is actually global sharing. The cultural art community of Wuhu central park relies on The Story of Wuhu City series sculpture exhibitions as the main academic activities, and its orientation will be more on the excavation and research for the spirit and culture of Wuhu. The works presenting in it will mainly come from outstanding artists who indentify with Wuhu regional culture and use their own way to make a modern transformation. The works will embody the special way artists used to handle the traditional and contemporary, east and west, time and space, personal art language and public aesthetic, etc.

All the selected works in The Story of Wuhu the 5th Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition will be exhibited in Wuhu. With the requirement of fitting the works in accordance with the actual landscape, and with the joint selection by experts and organizers, the final selected works will be amplified and installed. The landscape sculptures installed will perfectly fit in the existing environment, and this will further consolidate the advantages Wuhu has in art resources and urban brand. Finally, Wuhu City will be built into a large outside historical and cultural museum which can represent zeitgeist of Wuhu. Thus it is able to gather the collective memory and mental strength of the people in Wuhu, and continue to achieve new Wuhu dream!

c. Form and scale of the exhibition

35 pieces of outdoor landscape sculpture works (size: about 4 meters)

d. Selection of Exhibition Works

The exhibition adopts both ways of open solicitation and special invitation, invites contribution globally.

B. Theme Activities

Section One: Liu Kaiqu Award

1. Prizes:

Gold Award 1 250,000RMB

Silver Awards2 180,000RMB

Bronze Awards 3120,000RMB

Jury Award 2 100,000 RMB

Excellence Award 22 80,000 RMB

Other:

Special Honor Award 5

Excellent Short Listed Art Works Award 35

2. 2015 The Story of Wuhu City the 5th Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition

Exhibition opening: 2015/11/21(Saturday)

Exhibition venue:Wuhu

Exhibition duration: All participating art works will be displayed permanently in Wuhu Sculpture Park.

3. All listed art works will be included in the 2015 Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition Art Works Catalogue. The exhibition organizing committee will give every listed artist one copy of the catalogue.

Section Two: Contribution invited

All the creation plans are required combing the theme concept of The Story of Wuhu City in this exhibition, references such as the legend of Wuhu, the spirit of Wuhu, the culture of Wuhu, figures of Wuhu, etc. (for more details, see the attachment).

1.Form of the art works

All participating art works must be in the form of outdoor landscape sculpture, and the designed dimension should be about 4 meters.

2. Solicitation scope

All artists who identify with the theme and purpose of the exhibition and have the sculpture creation skills are qualified for participation, with no limitation of nationality, age and gender.

3. Artworks requirements

All exhibition works must be original and have not been showed in the public environment before; artists own the intellectual property rights of their own works; the concept of the work must have creativeness and uniquenes。