Focalization - 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics International Printmaking Exchange Exhibition
Two exhibitions have opened simultaneously for Focalization - 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics International Printmaking Exchange Exhibition at 2 venues - the Beijing Fine Art Academy (till 20 Feb) & the China Printmaking Museum (till 28 Feb).
This themed creation & exhibition has received enthusiastic responses & support from artists from all over the world. The committee finally selected works of 53 artists from 42 countries, including China, Vietnam, USA/Cuba (dual nationality), Ukraine, UK, Thailand, Syria, Sri Lanka, Spain, Korea, South Africa, Slovakia, Singapore, Serbia, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Palestine, Pakistan, Macedonia, Netherlands, Nepal, Morocco, Mexico, Latvia, Kosovo, Italy, Ireland, Iraq, India, Hungary, Greece, Germany, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Australia, & Argentina.
“Focalization - 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics International Printmaking Exchange Exhibition”, organized by the Chinese National Academy of Arts, Beijing Fine Art Academy and Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, is recognized by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic Games and greatly supported by Guanlan Printmaking Creation and Education Base of Chinese National Academy of Arts, Beijing VINCI, Qingdao Art Museum and China Printmaking Museum in Shenzhen.
The exhibition invited contemporary international artists who are active in printmaking field to create prints themed on Beijing Olympic Winter Games. These works, reflecting both the artistic value of printmaking and the spirits of Olympics, will be exhibited at the Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy and China Printmaking Museum in Shenzhen on January 18, 2022 simultaneously, and then they will go on a traveling exhibition at Qingdao Art Museum and other museums.
The exhibition aims to facilitate in-depth exchanges among artists from different countries through Chinese printmaking platforms, to enhance global understandings and to attract international attentions to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games and the sports practiced on ice and snow. The display of these masterpieces by artists from all over the world is an expression of the artists’ sincere expectations and best wishes for Beijing Winter Olympic Games through printmaking, a form of art shared by the entire international community.