HONG KONG, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong's art scene is attracting more and more international art events. The city's largest ever international Chinese ink painting exhibition, "Ink Global", organised by the Young Artists Development Foundation, will be held 2 - 8 August 2017. The exhibition, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be open to the public with free admission. This pioneering global art event showcasing the profoundness and excellence of ink painting will gather 500 masterpieces from elite artists worldwide.
Through the "Ink Global" Exhibition, the Young Artists Development Foundation aims to promote the development of ink painting and enhance its position in the international art circle by selecting and showcasing 500 masterpieces from elite artists around the world.
Spanning an area of 150,000 square feet, "Ink Global", themed with contemporary ink paintings, will be the largest ever and one of the best art exhibitions in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas.
The Organiser is deeply honoured to receive the calligraphic inscription contributed by Professor Jao Tsung-I. "Ink Global" is also a platform for artists of different ages and from different countries to exchange their insights and experiences with others. While the exhibition is estimated to attract 150,000 local and overseas art lovers and visitors, It is also a community event celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong S.A.R.
Hong Kong's largest ever ink painting exhibition
The kick-off ceremony was officiated by Ms Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs; Mrs Nellie Fong, Chairman of the Young Artists Development Foundation; Dr Kwok Homun, Curator of Ink Global; Ms Peng Jie, Director of the Department of Publicity, Cultural and Sports Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; and Dr Louis Ng, Deputy Director (Culture), Lecture and Cultural Services Department, together with the support from ink masters, including: Professor Wucius Wong, Mr Wong Hau Kwei, Mr Lam Wu Fui, Mr Shen Ping, Mr Hung Hoi, Mr Wang Qiu Tong, Mr Chan Shingkau, Mr Chiang Ming-shyan as well as Mr Dong Xiaoming, Honorary Chairman of the Shenzhen Municipal Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Ms Angeline Yiu, Director of the Jao Tsung-I Foundation.
Mrs Nellie Fong, Chairman of Young Artists Development Foundaiton, says, "'Ink Global' aims to promote the development of ink painting and enhance its position in the international art circle by showcasing 500 masterpieces from worldwide elite artists. The exhibition, supported by the Hong Kong Government and Professor Jao Tsung-I, will greatly enrich the city's art scene and further promote Hong Kong to be the 'Asian hub of ink painting.'
"It is our pleasure that Hong Kong S.A.R government officials and ink painting experts in Hong Kong, the Mainland and Taiwan are accepted to be Advisors of Ink Global, including Professor Jao Tsung-I, Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR Government; Mr Liu Dawei, Chairman of China Artists Association; Mr Wang Mingming, President of the Beijing Fine Art Academy; Mr Feng Dazhong, President of the China Gongbi Painting Association; Mr He Jiaying, President of Chinese National Academy of Gongbi Painting; Mr Tian Liming, Vice President of Chinese National Academy of Arts, Mr Dong Xiaoming, Honorary Chairman of the Shenzhen Municipal Federation of Literary and Art Circles; Professor Wucius Wong, Hong Kong renowned ink master; Mr Liu Kuo-Sung, Taiwan Contemporary Ink Master and Mr Chiang Ming-shyan, representative of Taiwan Arts Sector."
Call for Entries Starts from 1 November; the Exhibition Features 500 Inspirational Masterpieces of Ink Painting
Starting from 1 November 2016, the first-ever "Ink Global" in Hong Kong calls for entries. The exhibition targets to showcase 500 inspiring ink paintings selected from all the submissions, enhancing Hong Kong's position in the world of ink painting and promoting the city to be the "Asian hub of ink painting."
Dr Kwok Homun, Curator of Ink Global, spoke at the kick-off ceremony, "'Ink Global' will gather and exhibit 500 masterpieces from exceptional artists worldwide, including around 100 established artists and 400 from the public. We are looking for top-notch works with prominent art presentation, high skill level and competence. There is no limitation on style, themes and techniques chosen for the creation."
With a plan to comprise the judging panel with 15 to 20 influential figures from the art circle, the panel now includes the organising committee: Ms Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs; Dr Louis Ng, Deputy Director (Culture), Lecture and Cultural Services Department; Mrs Nellie Fong, Chairman of the Young Artists Development Foundation; Dr Kwok Homun, Curator of Ink Global; together with the art experts, incluing Dr Lesley Lau, Head of the Art Promotion Office; Mr Kuiyi Shen, Professor of Art History and Director of Chinese Studies Program at University of California, as well as ink masters Professor Wucius Wong, Mr He Baili, Mr Lam Wu Fui, Mr Wong Hau Kwei, Mr Shen Ping, Mr Hung Hoi, Mr Wang Qiu Tong and Mr Chan Shingkau. The judging panel will select 400 pieces of works by online assessment.
Enrollment begins on 1 November 2016, with a submission deadline on 28 February 2017. Those who are interested can enroll and submit their painting by uploading a digital file of the painting to the online submission system. One submission is allowed per individual. All submitted paintings should be in the size of 6-foot xuan paper (96.5x178cm, with a total area around 1.5 square meters) or 8-foot xuan paper (123x249cm, with a total area around 2.5 square meters). Combinations of paintings are accepted. Enrollment details and results will be announced at www.inkglobal.org.
A Platform for Art Sharing and Recognising Art Talents
The exhibition features modern, contemporary and 20th century ink painting, generally classified into portraits, landscapes, birds, flowers, fishes, insects, animals and contemporary ink painting. It provides a platform for artists at different ages and from different countries to showcase their works, promoting the exchange of arts and cultural ideas, as well as enhancing individual artistic accomplishments. Potential art masters will be identified and promoted on an international level. The organiser will produce an album, "Ink Global Masterpieces Collection", featuring the exhibits, which is going to be an important document in Oriental art history.
Free Admission to an Exceptional Art Exhibition
"Ink Global" will be open to the public with free admission for citizens and art lovers to participate in the largest and the best-ever ink painting exhibition. The audience will be able to learn about the long history and art development of Chinese culture through the appreciation of works of ink painting.
The exhibition will bring along activities including art seminars with on-site demonstration by masters and guided tours, giving the audience a chance to learn and take a closer look of the masters.
About the Young Artists Development Foundation
The Young Artists Development Foundation aims to provide opportunities for art-loving youths to enrich their knowledge and insights by different types of activities. Current programmes include Master Workshops, HK Territory-wide Youth Painting Day, Overseas Art Tour and the Winning Paintings Exhibition. For more information please visit www.yadf.hk.
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