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The Opening of Guanlan Original Printmaking Base Sub-venue of the 13th Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair
Published:2017-05-12    
 
In the morning of May 11th, 2017, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base sub-venue of the 13th Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair has been on show in China Printmaking Museum. Mr. Zuo Zhongyi, the member, vice president and secretary of the Secretariat of Party Committee of CPC, Mr. Liu Dawei, the deputy president and president of China Artists Association, Mr. Xuli, the secretary of branch committee of CPC, vice president of the standing committee and secretary general of China Artists Association, Mr. Li Ruiqi, the secretary and president of the Secretariat of Party Committee of CPC of Shenzhen Literary and Arts Circles, Mr. Chenqing, the district mayor of Longhua District of Shenzhen, together with over 300 people of literary and arts circles from different provinces and cities, artists from home and abroad, and scholars have participated in the opening ceremony. Mr. Liu Dawei, Mr. Li Ruiqi and Mr. Chenqing have presented the awards to the prize-winners of the 6th  Guanlan International Print Biennial 2017. Mr. Huang Qijian, the member of Standing Committee of CPC and the chief of Department of Publicity of Longhua District Committee, has presided the opening.
 
Mr. Huang Qijian, the member of Standing Committee of CPC and the chief of Department of Publicity of Longhua District Committee, presiding the opening ceremony.
 
Mr. Zuo Zhongyi, the member, vice president and secretary of the Secretariat of Party Committee of CPC of China Literary and Arts Circles, declaring the opening.
 
        
Since its birth in the year 2007, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base has trekked over 10 years. Guanlan International Print Biennial, coming into being in the same year, has also gone through toughness and challenges and has successfully been held for 5 times, which has turned into the most authorized, the most scaled and the most influential international print grand feast. Besides, the 4th Chinese Youth Print Exhibition is also held in China Printmaking Museum simultaneously with the 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial, making Guanlan Original Printmaking Base a more influential sub-venue in this regard.
 
Mr. Liu Dawei, president of China Artists Association, being interviewed by the journalists
 
Citizens visiting the Exhibitions
 
   
Characterized by the theme of “Discussing together the development of print art and sharing the grand feast of art”, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base sub-venue of the 13th Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair is relying on the powerful cultural platform and the rich cultural resources of Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, and is making the best of the prosperous progress of cultural industries and the brand-new opportunities in history. It has always adheres to the principles of“high standard, virtue-orientedness, essence-exposing”
 and highlighted its features of “professionalism, internationalization, marketization, perfectionism, and standardization”. For all these years Guanlan Original Printmaking Base has been providing advanced art exhibitions, inclusive academic exchanges, efficient trading modes and pleasing print education programs. It is a combination of “art appreciation, education, trading and experience”and it enables more citizens to share the academic results of printmaking art and helps to expand the market for print art.
 
 
 
The scene of “Tell Your Prints”
 
 
The scene of trading fair of print materials
 
 
Public course “Discovering the beauty in printing trace”-the making of ex-librīs based on water colors.
 
        
   
    Ever since the call for submission of the 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial,  we have witnessed the great enthusiasm and active participation of artists from home and overseas. Up to then, there have been 4,054 works of 2,175 artists from 83 countries and regions. After two rounds of selections, 304 works have been selected into the Biennial and 13 of them are selected as “honorary works”. These creations are filled with artists’ talents and excellent expression of their thoughts and creativity, which represent the up-to-date ideologies and advanced techniques of the printmaking field today and the artistic pursuits and the contemporary spirits of the artists themselves.
 
International artists visiting the Exhibitions
 
 
   
Mr. Chenqing remarked that the opening of Guanlan Original Printmaking Base Sub-venue provides the public a series of wonderful activities, making it the most outstanding art feast ever since its establishment. He also remarked that Guanlan Original Printmaking Base is going to have the best of the support and funding from Longhua District government, with which the Base will be able to enhance its strength in construction. We are also in hope of having the continuous attention and support from artists and entrepreneurs, and making Guanlan Original Printmaking Base the cradle and academic field of printmaking art worldwide.
 
 
Mr. Chenqing, the district mayor of Longhua District of Shenzhen, is giving a speech.
 
  
     Mr. Xuli, the secretary of branch committee of CPC, vice president of the standing committee and secretary general of China Artists Association, remarked that with the establishment of Longhua District, its cultural industries construction, its situation of putting forward industry policies and its urban infrastructure will get into an age of rocketed development. Guanlan Original Printmaking Base will grasp the opportunity at hand to turn itself into the cradle of printmaking art renowned from home and abroad and the center of academic exchanges in printmaking art worldwide. With the platform of Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base is supposed to become the focus of the world in the field of cultures. The 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial will be also prompted by the ICIF to expand its international impact.
 
 
 Mr. Xuli, the secretary of branch committee of CPC, vice president of the standing committee and secretary general of China Artists Association, is giving a speech.
 
 
 During the 13th Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair, there will be activities such as the launching ceremony of Chinese National Academy of Arts Shenzhen Guanlan Creation and Education Base-Win-Win Cooperation/One Belt One Road International Printmaking Exchange Project, the 11th China (Guanlan) Original Prints Trading Fair, 2017 Guanlan Forum and other printmaking activities for public welfare.