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Opening | Reciprocal Enlightenment — the 3rd Document Exhibition for Institutional Experimental Art




Host: CAFA
Organiser:  School of Experimental Art, CAFA
                    
CAFA Art Museum
                    
Beijing Visual Art High Innovative Centre
Co-organisers: China Art Academy, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Beijing Film Academy, Dalian Polytechnic University of Art & Design, School of Design East China Normal University, School of Art South China Normal University
Duration: 14 January - 19 February 2017


“Though there’s delicious food,   if you don’t eat it, then you would not know its taste. Though there’s knowledge, if you don’t learn it, then you would not know its goodness. Therefore, it’s learning that makes you aware of your shortage; it’s teaching that makes you aware of your puzzle. Only after you know the shortage can you reflect upon yourself; only after you know the puzzle can you improve yourself. As it’s told: learning and teaching enlightens reciprocally.”  

—— “Record on the Subject of Education”(Xueji), Book of Rites (Liji)

“Reciprocal Enlightenment — the 3rd Document Exhibition for Institutional Experimental Art”, i.e. “the 2nd Meeting of China’s experimental art institutional education”, was opened in the morning of 14 January 2017. After the topic of “Derived from Life” and “Similar but Different”, the 3rd Document Exhibition for Institutional Experimental Art marks another mature step in the development of experimental art education in institutes. The exhibition has invited teachers from major art institutes, as well as three of their outstanding students, to participate. It shows recent creations from the teachers and the students side by side to present their educational methods and academic products in their field of studies.



Qiu Zhijie, the host of the opening ceremony and Head of School of Experimental Art CAFA, introduced the guests for the opening. Fan Di’an, Head of CAFA, represented the Academy to show respect to the coming teachers and students from other major art institutes. Fan also introduced three aspects of experimental art: avant-garde, institutional and comprehensive. Lv Shengzhong, the founder of School of Experimental Art CAFA, concluded the ten years of the School from the aspect of teaching and learning. Wu Xiaochuan, Head of Graduate Agency Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, made the speech as the representative of invited teachers. And Song Gewen, Teacher of School of Cross-Media Art China Art Academy, made the speech as the representative of invited students.  


Fan Di’an, Head of CAFA


Qiu Zhijie, the host of the opening ceremony and Head of School of Experimental Art CAFA


Lv Shengzhong, the founder of School of Experimental Art CAFA


Wu Xiaochuan, Head of Graduate Agency Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

Song Gewen, Teacher of School of Cross-Media Art China Art Academy



Photos from the Exhibition: 


Li Ziran, Surplus Value Machine


Wu Xiaochuan, Yujing — Heritage of Man


Xu Bing, Background Story


Zhang Guolong, Staring into Sky and Learning

Photography: Li Biao/ Ren Shaokun