□Duration : May 8th 2010 (Sat.) ~ May 30th 2010 (Sun.)
□Opening Ceremony : May 8th 2010 (Sat.) 3:00pm~5:00pm
□Location : Korean Cultural Center (Beijing) http://www.341asia.com/Exhibition/nihao/e_001.html
Today, everyone is deeply affected in his personal life by the impact of globalization and the distances around the world tend to be shortened due to the modern transportation facilities.
Since the 19th century, with the collapse of "the former East Asia world system", China, Japan and Korea have undergone tremendous changes. Hundred years later, all countries entered the 21st century showing different aspects. This exhibition is launched in this context by a group of young artists who are living and studying in Beijing. They benefit from shared learning environment, surmounted the so called “Tower of Babel” and cultural barriers, avoided the misunderstanding of translation, and were able to explore and share their thoughts and experiences on this concept platform.
"The benevolent person likes mountains. The wise person likes waters", used to be the way of thinking of many Asian philosophers, and so their interpretation toward mountains and waters. While China, Japan and South Korea have their own unique mountain and water landscapes, so they have their respective approaches and perceptions of the Landscape. We hope that this exhibition will not only be confined to landscape paintings, but will also place the concept of Sansui in a larger context, to explore the shared values and traditions in East Asia and rethink the relationship between Man and Nature in this age of global warming and greenhouse effect to reconcile the contradictions between them.
In times of the Global Westernization, these young artists will re-examine the values of East Asia once had, and re-discover and integrate the forgotten legacy, as a contribution to the world.
According to Ch'eng Hsi: Shan shui painting is a kind of painting which goes against the common definition of what a painting is. Shan shui painting refutes color, light and shadow and personal brush work. Shan shui painting is not an open window for the viewer's eye, it is an object for the viewer's mind. Shan shui painting is more like a vehicle of philosophy.
China : Wu Nan, Wu Hao
Japan : Kanazawa Yuna, Iwama Satoshi
Korea : Lee Han Jeong, Yoon Sun Young
China : Cui Xiao Dong, Hou Zhen, Kong Yan, Mei Wan Ting, Wu Hao, Wu Nan,
Zeng Hui Ling, Zhao Kai, Zhao Xiu
Korea : Kang Hyun Ah, Ryu Si Ho, Yoon Sun Young, Lee Jae Ho, Lee Han Jeong
Japan : Iwama Satoshi, Kanazawa Yuna, Kosemura Mami, Seki Ikuko, Sendota Fumihiko
Host Organizer : Asia山水Art Project Executive Committee
Academic Support : C.A.F.A. Art Museum,
Central Academy of Fine Arts-Institute of Chinese Painting,
Assisting Enterprises : Panasonic Center Beijing, H.I.S., National Geographic China Edition
Cooperation : Korean Cultural Center, Japan Foundation
Media Support : Whenever Beijing, MEDiA MANBU, Super City Beijing, Concierge