Chinese Christian Ink Wash Painting Exhibition Being Held in Shantou, Guangdong
By Ruth Wang, November 26, 2015 07:11 AM
The Christian ink wash painting exhibition entitled, "Vision and Context" by Daozi(Christian artist) is being held in Shantou University from Nov. 20 to Dec. 5. During the opening ceremony held on Nov. 20, Daozi gave a speech on the enculturation and contextualization of Chinese Christian art.
Hao Qingsong, the curator of this exhibition, who is a famous Chinese art critic, wrote, "Christian ink wash paintings are based on Christian belief that hopes to wake the theological significance and metaphysical sense of ink wash paintings. The intended conception, brushwork and writing of the ink wash paintings contain metaphysical, transcendental, suffering and soul spirituality itself."
"The extraordinarily of ink wash paintings lies in Christianity in contemporary ink art, including some concept relationships that are hard for people to understand: the relationships between Christianity and art, Christianity and modern art, Christianity and ink wash paintings, Christianity and modern ink wash paintings. Only when we delve deep into these relationships can we see the modern value and significance of Christian ink wash paintings and their production, " he said.
He also shared, "Chinese contemporary Christian art focuses on reflecting China's real situation in the value of Christianity and is not only an image interpretation of doctrine or theology or depiction and production of icons. The Christian spirit reveals the existence of the ultimate One (God), but also the incarnation. Christ's love is universal regardless ofwhether in Asia or in the West. The real life and art situation amidst contextualization needs to be lightened by the Christian spirit with feelings of love and salvation."
A short seminar was also held after the opening ceremony. Professor Lu Longguang, the former Dean of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, also visited to give his congratulations on the opening of the exhibition.
More from CCD
K-Pop fans are probably screaming right now.
The newest installment to the Harry Potter prequel makes a great debut in China this weekend.
The final episode for this Chinese drama ended on November 15.
Tencent Video releases its visitor hits for September.
Check out how the Palace Museum is raising awareness on tradition.
A rock inscription from the Jin Dynasty was discovered in Hebei province.
Check out this month’s top 30.
Check out China National Theater for Children's gift for Chinese children.
Where can you get the latest on-demand films in China?
How should we live life while continuously learning?