On the evening of May 24, the "Tribute to the 70th Anniversary of GAFA -"A Song of A Painting "Cross-Media Light Fashion Show and the Opening Ceremony of 2023 Graduation Season" hosted by Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts was staged in GAFA University Town Campus and broadcast to the public through multiple media platforms, once again refreshing the influence of GAFA Graduation Season, an art event in the Guangdong -Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The year 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Standing at a new starting point for development, in order to actively respond to the new wave of science and technology and the development strategy of "dual districts", show the professional academic achievements of " integration of arts and sciences, integration of science and education, integration of industry and education" of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in the new era, and start a series of activities in the celebration year of the school.
The event took GAFA Lake of University Town Campus as the central display area. Here is the poetic habitat of GAFA students, the place where interesting turbulent flies, the source of inspiration flows. By means of landscape optimization and improvement, the school has opened up a winding path by the lake and a secluded court in the forest, creating a beautiful scene and environment by imperceptible and silent means. Activities take advantage of the lakeside area to create an aesthetic education atmosphere in which art and nature complement each other, and create a vivid and specific graduation teaching scene.
The activity was divided into three parts. The first part "Lighting the Night White" is a multimedia light show. The white horse from Han Gan's famous painting "Lighting the Night White" connects tradition and modernity, and also lights up the theme of the multimedia light show like a light in the night. Laser running horse in the lake side turn virtual to real, the real white horse appeared and connected to the second part of the small theater "Tianma Ode" fashion show. "Ode" usually contains gorgeous words and extraordinary imagination, represents multiple styles and beautiful posture of the fashion show. The fashion show consists of five sections: symbionism, domain reconstruction, multi-dimensional star cluster, nomadic Silver Wing and Cyber Tang dance, showing the GAFA fashion design major's concern for nature, response to science and technology, and transformation of tradition. The third part, "Stepping into the Sky", leads the show to the opening ceremony through a passionate song" No More Hesitation".
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts 2023 Undergraduate Degree Show will be held in two phases at the University Town Campus.
With " in progress" as the keyword of this year's degree show, the School of Architecture & Applied Arts conveys the most daily and real scenes and trends presented by the students' thinking, research and practice. Therefore, " in progress" shows not only the process, but also the insistence and attitude of responding to the creative and innovative development driven by design.
Through their thinking and practice, graduates of Industrial Design School not only convey their personal experiences and concepts, but also try to enter the various fields of design as reflective practitioners. Their mission is to continuously improve and enhance the user's experience and feelings, and their goal is to deeply explore the inner relationship between technology and culture, to re imagine lifestyles, to support positive social and environmental change, and to demonstrate the vitality of innovation and entrepreneurship, the ability to adapt to the future, and the social responsibility of contemporary young students.
This year’s graduation project of the School of Visual Arts Design is rich in topics and works in various forms: it is close to the reality of the youth in the Bay Area, or it is cross-boundary with agricultural science and technology to "cultivate the seeds of the future", or it is the observation of "outliers" to induce the individual advantages of creativity, or it is the wings of technology and art to shine with imagination, or it is the human standpoint to criticize the "transcendence" of science and technology... It is a good response to the school's celebration theme of "Uphold Pragmatism and Boost Innovation", and a practice of GAFA consistent tradition of closely serving the local and national, and actively linking economic industries and social culture.
The School of Chinese Painting presents 80 works from 81 graduates in the 2023 Degree Show. The major of Chinese painting covers Chinese painting and mural painting, and the major of calligraphy includes calligraphy and seal cutting. At the exhibition site, according to the characteristics of different painting styles created by the students, the Chinese painting major is divide d into three parts: " Tradition, Integration", "Life, Theme", "Development, Innovation", and the calligraphy major is divided into two parts: "Learning from Ancient Times" and "Transformation and Expansion". The exhibition completely strengthen basic teaching, and broaden the scope of creation, and opens the prelude to the reform of the School of Chinese Painting in the background of the new liberal arts.
The undergraduate degree show of the School of Painting and Drawing has 194 participants from the Departments of Oil Painting, Printmaking and Watercolor, covering 6 professional directions of oil painting, materials and oil painting restoration, printmaking, illustration, book binding and watercolor painting. The works of this year has a rich creative outlook, and the students' creative logic is diversified. They attach importance to the red theme, care about social culture, pay attention to the history of the school; They pay attention to the inner world, love life, and the countryside; They love literature, explore philosophy, and love meditation; They pay attention to the exploration of formal language and pursue the purification of language. They have an open mind and actively seek cross-media and cross-field expression and performance. These graduation creations fully reflect the spirit of young people in the new era who love the motherland, are confident and independent, have dreams and are brave to take responsibility.
In the degree show of the School of Sculpture and Public Art, a group of new generation sculpture artists have created a series of unique works with outstanding talent and innovative thinking. The graduates have engraved the "mark" of youth with their hearts and sweat, making their own contributions to the beautification of the city and the inheritance of culture. Figurative sculpture students' works not only explore and excavate traditional Chinese culture and national culture, but also reflect deeply on the spirit of The Times and social phenomena. Students of experimental sculpture not only pay attention to the form of sculpture itself, but also to innovative thinking and experimental spirit. They try to find a balance between different materials and forms, and perfectly combine modern technology and art, so that their works have a high degree of flexibility and freedom. The students of public sculpture dynamically combine the artistic language with the spirit of the times, which not only adds vitality and beauty to the public space, but also reflects profound humanistic care and a strong sense of social responsibility.
The School of Transmedia is committed to promoting the interdisciplinary research and practice of art, developing the interdisciplinary innovation force, and promoting the interdisciplinary research of art and the cross-experiment with other disciplines with the method of "art sociology", so that the creativity of art becomes the driving force to promote the emerging discipline s and cultural development. The works of this undergraduate degree show exactly present such an interdisciplinary look.
The theme of the 2023 degree show of the School of Arts and Crafts is "irreplaceable", which explores the unique value of traditional crafts. The reason why traditional Chinese crafts are irreplaceable i s that they contain the essence of traditional Chinese culture and philosophical thoughts, and the modernization of these contents i s precisely the precious wisdom that China provides to the world. The exhibition presents the graduation creations of 57 undergraduate students. The students use a variety of media and crafts, involving ceramics, lacquer art, wood carving, fiber, metal and other materials. They combine traditional crafts with modern media in innovative ways. The use of diverse media and crafts brings rich visual experience and artistic expression to the audience. The exhibition shows the students' inheritance and innovation of traditional Chinese culture, as well as their exploration of the future.
Guangzhou University Town has just gone through 20 years since the foundation was laid. From the construction site and immature vegetation at the beginning, it has grown into an ecological system shared by mountains and rivers, trees and living beings. The College of Arts and Humanities is like one of the trees, and this tree has its own system. Generations of young students have expanded the growth rings of the discipline through painstaking paper writing and intellectual accumulation. And the strugglers who seek up and down also leave spiritual wealth, nourish and shade the later comers, and gradually form a continuous and progressive ecological community.
If art history is the root of a tree branching downward, then art management is the branch expanding upward. The graduation thesis of 78 graduates from the College of Arts and Humanities is not only a solid search for the source, in-depth reflection on the classic issues of art history, but also an attempt to continuously explore the boundary of art like the crown of a tree; Both rooted in the soil, practical research and practice, but also follow the trend of the times. As residents, graduates get nourishment from the community, and participate in the ecological cycle with their own output, making their own contributions.
In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, the way people gather has changed society and ourselves in the most profound sense, so much so that the question of whether people still gather or are isolated individuals in the intersocial structure has become the focus of thought. Today, men are still changing the way they gather, and the content of human nature is changing with it. So we come back to Schiller's question, "How can we obtain the fullness of humanity and the unity of society in a society of division?" Aesthetic education thus becomes a question about the gathering mode of human beings, and then the transformation of human beings. We expect and believe that by aesthetic education the crowd becomes radiant and distinct from the herd.
Authors: Song Shiyun, Zhan Nanfeng
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Author: Huang Yiqian
Title: Fiber Town (Part)
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Title: Fine Collection of the West Garden: Paper Screen of Green Bamboo reflecting the Sky, Sitting Utensils under the Rock Forest (part)
Author: Lin Bingtao
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Title: (Step) Similar DISTINCT (part)
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Title: Ruiqi Changling
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Author: Li Qingsheng
Title: Selected works of Night Talk Around the Furnace
Author: Sun Zilu
Title: Born to the Sun
Author: Zhou Hongwei
Title: The Simple Absence of Light
Author: Quan Liangxi
Title: "Pioneer of the Times -- Mr. Hu Yichuan"
Author: Chen Yiyun
Title: Garden of Interest
Author: Yin Jialin
Title: Follow the Stars
Author: Qin Hongyi
Title: Poems for Children
Author: Xian Yingfeng
Author: Su Zhiwei
Title: Things in the World
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Author: Chen Yuxin
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Author: Yao Xiongyuan
Title: Southern Beasts (Part)
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