Recently, the Classical Art Annual Exhibition (CAAE for short) of the World Hello Museum entitled “Masterpieces by Masters, Art in China” in collaboration with 2018 Cultural New Era Themed Event of World Handicraft Industrial Expo Park (the Park) has been solemnly held at Stadium B of Qingpu World Handicraft Industrial Expo Park. Integrating art craft, calligraphy and paintings as well as intangible heritages, the CAAE jointly gears the Park into 2018 new era of culture.
Su Shishu, Standing Member of the National Political Consultative Conference (NPCC) and Chairman of China Calligraphers Association (CCA), Han Shunfang, Deputy District Party Chief, and Jiang Daorong, Standing Member and Director of Publicity Department of the CPC District Committee attended the event, jointly launching the serial themed events of “Masterpieces by Masters, Art in China” with guests.
On the opening ceremony, Zhao Changqing, Member of the NPCC, Advisor of the CAA and Deputy Executive Director of Landscaping Committee of the Park joined hands with Gao Changzi, President of China Arts & Crafts Exchange Co., Ltd. (CACE), Deputy Executive Director of Management Committee of the Park to unveil the “Chinese Calligraphy Industrial Park (CCIP) Established at Shanghai World Handicrafts Industrial Expo Park”. Together with calligraphers including Mao Guodian and Shen Yidan, Su handwrote “Green Qingpu, Perfect City” as a gift toward the district people’s government, celebrating CCIP’s appearance and the district’s culture development. Regarding Chinese traditional calligraphy as a carrier, the CCIP will build calligraphers’ studio, calligraphers’ living room, calligraphers’ hostel, a hall for famed calligraphers, calligraphy gallery and calligraphy auditorium, and construct platform for calligraphy education, calligraphy identification and calligraphy trade, thus carrying forward Chinese calligraphy culture and push forward consortium of calligraphy industry.
Under guidance of Chinese National Academy of Arts (CNAA), Shanghai Research Institute of CNAA will additionally establish corresponding institutes including oil painting school, calligraphy school, painting school, sculpture school, printing school, craft & art school and intangible heritages center, and construct Shanghai innovation & research base and think tank center. All this aims to systematically build a platform for “science research for art, art education and art innovation” in the South China for the CNAA.
In 2018, the Park will uphold national-level culture events including the 7th Appraisal for Chinese Industrial Arts Masters (ACIAM) and 2018 National Handicrafts Industrial Expo in collaboration with Traditional Techniques Exhibition for Intangible Culture Heritages (2018 Expo & Exhibition). Thereinto, the 7th ACIAM will be sponsored by China Light Industry Council. And the ACIAM is held for once every five years, honorably rated as Olympics for Chinese industrial arts and a top grand event of national industrial arts. On the foundation of “cross-border exchange exhibition for art thoughts” and “achievement exhibition for industrial art masters”, the 2018 Expo & Exhibition will introduce “high-end forum for global art-crafts fortune management of CACE”.