The 20th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium Opened

Updated : 2019-09-26Source : CCFAO
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The 20th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium was opened on September 21, 2019. Twenty-seven pieces (groups) of design proposals from eight countries were selected. Insiders say such sculptures will be permanently displayed on the both sides of the historical and cultural blocks of Renmin Street in Changchun City. Wang Kai, Secretary of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee, Liu Xin, Mayor of Changchun City and a distinguished artist from Morocco joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  

 

In line with the theme “City · Revitalization”, the organizing committee started collecting design proposals from home and abroad from February this year, By April 15, more than 1,900 proposals by 507 sculptors from 67 countries and regions had been submitted 27 pieces (groups) of which by 28 artists from eight countries were selected. These sculptures, either big ones depicting the prosperity of cities or small ones reflecting the happiness and well-being of people, highlight the oriental charm and the western realism, demonstrate the artists’ proficiency and ingenuity and meanwhile harmonize with the surroundings of the main street of the city, which will in turn improve the artistic taste of Changchun, “City of Sculptures” and bring about the enjoyment of beauty to the general public. 

 

On behalf of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee and the People’s Government of Changchun City, Zhou He, Deputy Mayor of Changchun City, extended his welcome to all artists, saying, “Changchun is city famous for cultures and sculptures. In response to the theme “friendship, peace and spring”, 20 international symposiums have been held successfully during which the artists from 216 countries and regions created a large number of exquisite sculptures for the city. In the meantime, 12 theme parks and 4 sculpture galleries have been established in which the masterpieces of many sculptors are collected. These achievements have truly made Changchun a wonderland of sculptures and a spiritual home of sculpture fans. Changchun is now making every effort to create a modern metropolitan area. The new business card of city of sculptures interprets the cultural deposits, enriches the cultural bloodline of the city, thereby becoming the best carrier to convey the aesthetic feelings, inclusive openness and humanistic spirit of the city and even the country. 

 

The artist from Mexico delivered an opening speech. Ma Yanfeng, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee and Secretary-General, attended the ceremony.