Yinjie Sun participates the group show” Creative Cities Collection – Fine Arts Exhibition” in Barbican Arts Centre in London 18/07/2012
We are pleased to announce that Yinjie Sun’s work” The Virgin and Child” has been selected into the group exhibition ‘2012 London Olympic Art Exhibition’ at The Barbican Centre.
Hosted by The China Society for Promotion of Culture and Art Development, China International Culture Association, Beijing Association for the Promotion of Olympic Related Culture, Global Cities Foundation and Strategic Asia Europe, the opening gala will feature performances from internationally acclaimed stage artists and musicians.
We very much hope you will join us and make this a truly historic night as we celebrate the ethos and
spirit of culture and art during the Olympics. The Creative Cities Collection from 01-07 August at The Barbican Exhibition Halls will bring together an exhibition of contemporary fine art unprecedented outside China.
Barbican exhibition gala night invite
An invitation to the Opening Gala night of the Creative Cities Collection:
1st August 2012 from 6pm at the Barbican Arts Centre in London. Book now for free entry
Then from 1st – 8th August 2012, the artworks in the Creative Cities Collection will be on display at the Barbican This exhibition will take place in Exhibition Halls I and II and will be free of charge.
02 August 2012
Foreign Office Minister Lord Howell: “This is an excellent cultural initiative bringing together paintings from all over the world, with the majority being provided by UK and Chinese artists.”
On 1 August, FCO Minister Lord Howell spoke at the Opening Gala of the Creative Cities Collection 2012, a week-long exhibition to forge new links and closer relations between artistic communities in China and the UK, with particular focus on Olympic Host Cities Beijing and London. The event forms part of the Inspire 2012 Programme, often known as the Cultural Olympiad. The exhibition is at the Barbican from 2nd to 7th August, and entry is free.
Speaking after the event, Lord Howell said:
“I was delighted to be invited to address the Opening Gala of the Creative Cities Collection. This is an excellent cultural initiative bringing together paintings from all over the world, with the majority being provided by UK and Chinese artists.
The exhibition complements two other important UK-China cultural events currently being held: “UK Now”, the largest ever festival of British art in China, involving over 100 events in 17 cities; and “Tomb Treasures of Han China”, an exhibition at Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum displaying the largest and most important collection of ancient royal treasures ever to leave China.
At the Opening Gala I paid tribute to the growing depth and breadth of the Sino-British cultural relationship; these exhibitions are testament to the importance we attach to this relationship, and they will help us develop it further.”
Chairman Lambis Nikolaou,
Deputy Mayor Edward Lister,
Vice Chairman Dong Junxin,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a real pleasure for me to join you this evening for the Creative Cities Collection – Fine Arts Exhibition London 2012.
On behalf of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, I wish to extend my warm congratulations to this event.
The opening of this exhibition here in London has special significance in three aspects.
Firstly, it is a wonderful artistic contribution to the Thirtieth Olympiad.
The founder of the modern Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin, always believed that Olympics should be a marriage of sports and arts.
In the mind of Pierre de Coubertin, art and culture are always to be an integral part of Olympic programme. As one of the highlights of the Cultural Olympiad London 2012, this Exhibition has special characteristics. Creative Cities Collection – Fine Arts Exhibition is a critically important event to promote the Olympic spirit and spread the Olympic culture. It is also a best example of how art and sports can enhance each other.
Secondly, this event is a tale of two cities.
Both Beijing and London boast a long history and splendid culture. Both cities are making great efforts to develop cultural and creative industries. And the Olympic Games have created close bonds between these two creative cities.
You may know that the theme of this exhibition is: ‘The River Thames, the Great Wall – Embrace the World.’ This is a superb and splendid subject. I really can’t find a more fitting one at this point in time. This theme denotes an
Olympic cultural journey that explores from Beijing to London, and from the Great Wall to the River Thames.
Thirdly, this event also symbolizes the warmest of greeting messages from Chinese artists and people to London and its Olympic Games.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to appreciate the finest works by more than one hundred artists. They are all among the most influential ones in modern China.
These works speak volumes about Chinese artists’ untiring efforts in pursuit of the Olympic spirit. They also convey Chinese people’s best wishes for the success of the London Olympic Games.
I have no doubt that arts will be a bridge of friendship connecting Beijing and London! I have no doubt that the Olympic spirit will inspire continued progress of China-UK relations!
In conclusion, I wish Creative Cities Collection – Fine Arts Exhibition London 2012 a great success!