2017 Taipei International Ink Painting Exhibition Took Place
Ink painting has become an important medium for cultural communication, which not only expresses the thoughts of the artist but also represents the generation, the society and the local culture.
The Department of Fine Arts at NTNU has long been the leader of the art education in Taiwan. This year, the 2017 Taipei International Ink Painting Exhibition was held in the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall from November 21st to 29th. There was a grand opening ceremony on the 25th and Vice President Cheng Chih Fu, Chairman Chuang Lien Tung, Chair Professor Liu Kuo Song and retired professor Lo Fang all attended the event.
Ink painting consists of only black and white. It looks simple but is rich in cultural meaning. It's a legacy of Chinese art not only popular in Asian countries but have drawn the attention of the west. Curator, the former Dean of the College of Arts, LI Chen Ming said that the trend of ink painting in Taiwan has been a pioneering force since the 1950s.
Chair Professor Liu Kuo Song is the host of the opening ceremony. In his speech, he mentioned that the first symposium, the International Ink Painting Exhibition and Symposium was held in 2012. Many Chinese ink artists were invited from various countries and they discussed the trend of ink painting. Prof. Liu has been thinking about a second symposium after that. Five years later, the second one was finally held and artists around Asia, America, Europe were invited to join. He hopes that this can become an annual event.
Scholars from Taiwan and abroad gathered in the gallery, chatting and communicating. Many ink paint masters that are national treasure came to the gallery and they all agreed that this was a great occasion to promote ink painting. Chairman Chuang Lien Tung is the host of the event. He said that it's a great time to promote ink painting and also NTNU. He wishes that everyone can keep the good work and the energy of a prosperous ink painting.