CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Video: Beijing Art Biennial presents "Future and Reality"

10-22-2012 19:50 BJT

The recently-concluded Beijing International Art Biennale drew artists from 84 countries to present their works to 200,000 art lovers. And the winners were unveiled at the event’s awards. The entries were all rewarded for their ability to take a fresh approach to presenting the event’s theme of "Future and Reality".

This light installation in a corner of the hall might have been passed over if it weren’t for the discerning eye of the judges. It came out on top, notching top honors at the Biennale. Titled "Redrawing Future" and created by Italian artist Alessandro Cardinale, the piece catches your imagination by using lights to project an image onto the wall to express an idea.

Wang Yong, organizer of Beijing Int’l Art Biennale, said, “This desk is also a projector, which projects lights onto the wall, creating the image of a child drawing. He is drawing a blueprint for the future of human beings. But it’s just a virtual image. So the artist might not be sure about what the future holds.”

The recently-concluded Beijing International Art Biennale
drew artists from 84 countries to present their works
to 200,000 art lovers.

While "Redrawing Future" is blowing away visitors with its shadowy images, a woodblock print piece by Professor Chen Qi from the Central Academy of Fine Arts titled "Chronology" is winning the favor of judges with its strong Chinese flavor. The work, which won the Excellent Art Piece award, uses water as a medium to join past, present and future. The artist explains the great lengths he went to to create a woodblock print made up of 9 shades of grey.

Chen Qi, artist, said, “There’s no block as large as 2 by 4 meters. I used 42 smaller woodblocks to make it. So there are 42 layers to this painting.”

There were 700 works on display at the fifth Beijing International Art Biennial. They represented various mediums like painting, sculpture, installation and video, but served the same theme "Future and Reality".

The recently-concluded Beijing International Art Biennale drew artists from 84
countries to present their works to 200,000 art lovers.

The recently-concluded Beijing International Art Biennale drew artists from 84
countries to present their works to 200,000 art lovers.

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program