China gest closer and closer to Italy, also from an artistic point of view. The relationship between the two countries is an ancient cultural relationship, marked by the famous journeys of Marco Polo and Matteo Ricci which is being strengthened further and further, as one can notice by the many Chinese students who decide to come to study contemporary art in our Academies of Fine Arts, the many Italian artists who are invited, on an increasingly frequent basis, to hold classes and exhibitions in the most important universities and cities in China; as well the many Chinese artists present in the exhibitions and museums in our country.
A profitable exchange that strongly involves RUFA also today, with the exhibition: The Development of Chinese Ink Painting in the International Context. This event is the result of an advanced level training workshop that will be held on the 26-27-28 of November. The workshop will be held by the artist Wu Song – involved in the most important international events and institutions such as the Venice Biennale and the British Museum – and professor of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, who – with the support of assistants (MA students of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute: Jun Zhang, Xiaolin Xiang, Lulu Wang and Yi Li.) – will introduce our visual arts students to the use of the refined Chinese ink painting and its millenary history. The first introduction lesson regarding Chinese pictorial iconography will be followed by two practical lessons: the first devoted to the painting flowers and landscapes, the second to calligraphy and nude. The result of this intensive seminar will be shown in the exhibition located in Pastificio Cerere on November 29th, from 5.30pm to 8pm.
The event, which marks an important and further moment of internationalization of the Academy, involves RUFA-Rome University of Fine Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and the China- European Cultural Association.