标签: 新的旧物 传统 革新 传统文化
Old and new - Design between Tradition and Innovation
Friday, March 7, 2014, 17:40
Duration：December 2nd，2019-January 10th，2020
Ma Shulin - A pioneer in traditional
By China Daily Hong Kong
Openning Ceremeny：13:00，December 2nd，2019
Artist Ma Shulin
Both the world of art and the higher circles of education have long been aware of the talents of Ma Shulin. His reputation is now established, and his name recognized across a wide section of Chinese society. Mr Ma, a professor, is also famous as a painter of traditional Chinese paintings. He is a specialist in the field of painting scenes from traditional Chinese operas, developing a school of his own in that particular niche of artistic expression.
Address: Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts,No.257 Changgang Road,Haizhu District,Guangzhou,Guangdong Province,P.R.China
His experience in the Academy of Arts and Art Museum makes him stand out as an arts administrator. Also, the vision he holds of art makes him a pre-eminent thinker who not only possesses high art ideals, but empowers him with the conceptual boldness to transform traditional painting methods and techniques.
Ma Shulin was born in Shenyang in 1956 and at the age of 21 joined the Crafts Department of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. This modest beginning quickly proved to be a stepping-stone to one achievement after another.
Organizers：Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts，Goethe-Institut(China),Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen(ifa)
He gradually rose to become Director of Crafts in the Education Department, Vice-Director of Traditional Chinese Painting Department, and Schoolmaster of the Affiliated High School of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. His next positions were as Vice-Director of Academic Committee of the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Vice -resident of the Academy, and Vice Chairman of Liaoning Artists Association.
Professor Ma was transferred to the National Art Museum of China in 2004 where he assumed the position of Deputy Director.
His works of traditional Chinese painting have been displayed many times in fine arts exhibitions at home and abroad, winning numerous prizes and awards.
His solo exhibitions of works on traditional Chinese Opera figures have been successfully showcased in most major art museums and other prestigious venues throughout China.
Academic Directors: Hu BIn,Chen Xiaoyang
Traditional Chinese opera scenes and Chinese ink paintings are typical art forms showing the minimalism in the Oriental arts. While it was the realism of his fine traditional Chinese paintings that firs brought him fame, it is his freehand brushwork of traditional Chinese opera figures that now attracts peoples attention.
Mas works are huge in size and extraordinarily bold in their brush strokes. His traditional Chinese opera paintings are not only known for their size but the spectacular scenes they portray, boasting complicated contents and numerous roles overlapping each other, all depicted by unrestrained brushwork and harmonious ink and colors.
Exhibition Executive：Hou Yuyi,Liu Ziyuan
New work in progress
Last year, the Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture, National Center for Performing Arts and National Art Museum of China co-hosted an exhibition of Mas paintings of traditional Chinese Opera figures. The exhibition displayed an awesome combination of traditional Chinese Opera scenes from the perspectives of the stories and role types in Chinese operas, capturing the panorama of the drama being enacted on stage, while artistically showing the glamour of the performers.
Public Education: Xue Yan
Arguably the most striking of the exhibits was his largest painting called Life on Stage which was done in 20 sections. It consists of four parts named after the four role types in traditional Chinese opera, i.e. sheng, dan, ,jing, and chou, all of which vividly illustrate the artists skilful brushwork.
人生大舞台 生 2013
Graphic Design: Chen Huahui
人生大舞台 旦 2013
人生大舞台 净 2013
Administrative Coordination:Cai Can,Du Qianying
人生大舞台 丑 2013
As the only independently established academy of fine arts in south China, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts has the systematic disciplines of fine arts and design, and has formed its own characteristics and orientation, continuously spreading its own voice on the domestic and international stage. The Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, as an academic platform for communication in and out of the school, has a series of international art and design communication in its research and exhibition framework. On the one hand, it is to disseminate the academy’s own creation and teaching achievements, and on the other hand, it is to introduce international excellent art and design cases. It is with this in mind that we are collaborating with Goethe-Institut(China) and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen(ifa) to co-host the itinerant exhibition "New Olds——Design between Tradition and Innovation" in Guangzhou.
"New Olds" is a good topic for both art and design. Art creation and design cannot come out of nothing. They are always generated by the accumulation of the creation of human civilization, which including the physical existence as well as the hidden ideological factors. However, the creators with keen consciousness are not satisfied with the repetition of the same steps, but need to make changes based on their times. It is in this tension between tradition and innovation that design continues to advance. Moreover, the use of olds not only continues a certain context of time, but also meets the needs of the ecologic environmental development. Most of the materials used by the foreign designers in this exhibition are relatively daily and traditional, by recycling and re-designing, they take on a new look. "New Olds" is also a topic that many artists and designers of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts are thinking and practicing. They start from the furnishings of their daily life and local traditional culture, combine the current ideological interest and life perception, and make many kinds of "olds" that are conventional or full of historical dust become shining with new vitality. "New Olds" exhibitions have been held in Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, China Design Museum of China Academy of Art, Red Dot Design Museum in Xiamen, etc. Each exhibition attempts to establish a certain kind of field of dialogue between two sides, and this one is the same. The participation of several outstanding artists, designers and groups from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts will form a vivid dialogue based on the same topic between different cultural backgrounds and different regions. If we link up the circumstances of different venues, it will be a comparison with rich meaning.
Thanks for the cooperation of Goethe-Institut(China), Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen(ifa) and the curator Mr. Volker Albus, and thanks for the support of Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Guangzhou, Ms. Gong Yingchun’s contact and the hard work of designers, artists and working teams on both sides, we believe that this exhibition will bring new feelings and inspirations to many students, teachers and audiences.
Hu Bin, Deputy Director of Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts