On November 17, under the guidance of the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau, sponsored by the Tongzhou District Culture and Tourism Bureau, and hosted by the Chinese Peasant Calligraphy and Painting Research Association“Strive forward on a new journey and build a new era of meritorious service” – National Mass Art Exhibition and Tongzhou District Mass Art Training Achievements ExhibitionOpened at Tongzhou District Cultural Center. Xu Jing, lifelong honorary president of the Chinese Farmers Calligraphy and Painting Research Association and former director of the General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture; Meng Xiangye, deputy secretary-general of the Cultural Center Division of the National Public Cultural Development Center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Chinese Cultural Center Association; Public Service Office of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism Deputy Director Pan Rong, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Director of the Tongzhou District Culture and Tourism Bureau Zhang Hua, Member of the Party Leadership Group and Deputy Director of the Tongzhou District Culture and Tourism Bureau Ma Junyan, Doctor of Arts, Dong, Lecturer at the School of Humanities and Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Yong Jun, Zong Xihou, Party branch secretary of the Chinese Peasant Painting and Calligraphy Research Association, Executive Vice President Dong Zhenli, Vice President Ji Feng, Vice President Wang Zhenyuan, chief commentator and writer Shen Yuan, as well as local peasant painting representatives and mass art authors participated in the event .
Zhang Hua, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Director of Beijing Tongzhou District Culture and Tourism Bureau, delivered a speech at the scene
The theme of this exhibition is “Strive forward on a new journey and build a new era”, and is divided into “Rural Revitalization to Create a New Chapter”, “Civilized Practice to Cultivate New Styles”, “Happily Celebrating the Harvest”, “Clean Air and Opening a New Game” and “Renewal of the Ancient Canal”. In the five chapters of “Yan”, a total of 628 works were received from 26 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions including Jilin, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Jiangsu, and Chongqing. After expert review, 205 outstanding works were finally selected for exhibition. In addition, under the guidance of six outstanding mass art counselors including Li Zhijun, the intangible inheritor of hand-painted New Year pictures, Pan Yu, a national model worker and one of the top ten peasant calligraphers and painters in the country, and Su Liuying, a national first-class artist, after just half a month, During the mass art training, more than 130 outstanding student works by mass art enthusiasts in Tongzhou District were also exhibited at the same time.
Li Zhijun, a national leader in the creation of peasant paintings and a counselor representative of provincial intangible cultural heritage inheritors in Shandong Province, delivered a speech
The works on display this time use diversified artistic languages and diversified art forms to show the beautiful pictures of the new era, the new journey, the new look, and the new life. One stroke at a time, they interpret the general public’s understanding of the beautiful life in the new era. The yearning and love convey the confidence and determination of the masses on the new journey to create a better future. Mass art creators across the country use the pen as a medium and painting as a medium to appreciate the charm of art and feel the power of culture, so that art creation can shine with new brilliance and bring a new visual experience to everyone.
At the academic symposium “Enter a New Journey and Contribute to a New Era – The Role and Status of Mass Art in the Construction of Public Culture” held in the afternoon, Meng Xiangye, deputy secretary-general of the Cultural Center Division of the National Center for Public Culture Development and the Chinese Cultural Center Association, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts Dong Yongjun from the School of Humanities and Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center of the Academy, Ji Feng, a sculptor and vice president of the Chinese Peasant Painting and Calligraphy Research Association, as well as experts and scholars from art schools, peasant painting townships across the country, and academic leaders of local peasant painting organizations, Directors of cultural centers in various sub-districts and towns in Tongzhou District attended the seminar. During the discussion, everyone had in-depth discussions and extensive exchanges on issues such as the development path of mass art, the effectiveness and bottlenecks of grassroots mass art work in Tongzhou, how mass art creatively inherits and develops, how mass art empowers rural revitalization, and the digital development of mass art. The seminar was chaired by Dong Zhenli, executive vice president of the Chinese Farmers Calligraphy and Painting Research Association.