On November 12th, the 8th Anniversary Exhibition of Da Xin Art Museum opened in Guangzhou. Over 200 participants, including artists from more than 100 cross-strait schools and institutions, Guangzhou's Taiwan-funded enterprise association, representatives from enterprises funded by Chinese Taiwan, and youth from Taiwan Province, attended the opening ceremony.
This anniversary exhibition, showcasing nearly a thousand pieces within the Da Xin Cultural and Creative Area, introduces 35 exquisite works by 22 artists from both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The exhibition runs until February 28, 2024.
Among the highlighted works is "Fan'an Wu", a mixed-media creation by Lu Mingde, the Dean of the College of Arts at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan Province. Lu Mingde has engaged in artistic exchanges and creations in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and other places over three decades ago. He mentioned that there is also a branch of the Da Xin Art Museum in Tainan Province, and they were invited to come to Guangzhou for artistic creation and exchange. Lu revealed that during his visit to Guangzhou, besides engaging in the creation of artworks, he also had discussions with the Guangzhou Sculpture Society, addressing topics such as art education. From Lu's perspective, the Da Xin Art Museum serves as a platform for artistic exchange between artists from both sides of the Taiwan Strait. In response to this, Sui Cheng, the curator and a professor at Shenzhen University, expressed that there are cultural differences between the two sides. However, by utilizing the platform provided by the Da Xin Art Museum, young artists from both sides can exchange views on art and artistic philosophies, promoting mutual understanding between the two sides.
Wang Qingxiang, President of the Guangzhou Taiwan Enterprise Association and founder of the Da Xin Art Museum, shared in an interview that since the establishment of the museum in 2016, young artists from Chinese Taiwan and Chinese Mainland have engaged in intellectual and artistic collisions and exchanges, developing friendships. Wang expressed the hope for frequent interactions, allowing not only artists from Taiwan Province to showcase their work in the Chinese mainland but also encouraging more Chinese mainland young artists to visit Taiwan Province. Ultimately, he envisions the Da Xin Art Museums in Guangzhou and Tainan becoming vital platforms to connect cross-strait artistic cultures, thus facilitating continuous exchange between young artists from both sides.
文、图｜记者 谭铮 通讯员 穗台宣
责编 | 王楠
校对 | 马曼婷