The workshop into the community activities is a sub-plate activities in 2019 REVIVAL•Yangtze International Huangjueping Culture and art festival. Huangjueping has a rich cultural heritage and is the site of Chongqing's old industrial zone and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute's old campus, with numerous iconic buildings such as Tank Depot, South Railway Station, Jiulong Dock, Huangjue Ping Power Plant, Graffiti Street, 501 art base, traffic teahouse and so on. No matter the students who go out from here or the aborigines who live here, they all have a special affection for Huangjueping, a attachment to their homeland and a warm memory. At present, the old factory community in Huangjueping is still in, the new planning is in progress, demolition of the ruins waiting for new life. In the alternate construction of the old and new Huangjueping, we invite the artists and the old residents of Huangjueping community to paint a color painting of the old huangjueping landscape in their memory.
社群民艺 - 美育工坊进社区
2019 REVIVAL •Yangtze International Huangjueping Culture and Art Festival
Community Folk Art-Art Education Workshop into Community
Memory of Huangjueping Scenery-Post and Telecommunications Branch Community Acrylic Painting Experience Workshop
Time: 2019.10.23 (Wed.) 08:55-10:00am
Venue: Conference Room of 2nd Floor of Post and Telecommunications Branch Community, Huangjueping Street, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing
Studio: Yucheng Art Education Studio Yunsong Chen
Curator: Lihua Shao
Participant: residents of Post and Telecommunications Branch Community and studio staff
Host: Post and Telecommunications Branch Community Residental Commitee, Huangjueping District, Chongqing
Co-organizer:Dimentions Art CenterYucheng Art Education Workshop
Supporting Media:Chongqing Happy Radio FM103.5
Art absorbs nutrition from folk life,
and art will feed back to folk with beauty.
The "Workshop Into Community" event will respond to the above proposition through the practice curriculum and folk art salon.
Japan, also a neighbour of the SINOSPHERE, has spent more than 100 years building up a model for the preservation and development of folk art and public aesthetic education. Yanagi Sōetsu, the master of modern Japanese folk art, once said, "If we want to pursue the beauty of health, simplicity and vitality produced from nature, then we must come to the world of folk art. " Folk art and culture is taken from the people and used by the people for the good of the people.
In recent years, under the strong call and promotion of the government, the public aesthetic education across the country and folk art activities, such as the folk art, intangible heritage inheritance, the use of art in daily life, the revival of traditional Chinese culture, are gradually becoming the cultural focus of attention of society. With reference to the experience of the Japanese Folk Art Movement, we are devoted to explore a self-ecological development model and an open and sustainable professional road of folk art development based on the local characteristics of Chongqing, carrying out the systematic work of folk art teaching, investigation and research on intangible heritage, art discussion and theoretical research, generating on-the-spot practice and summarizing the local experience modelstrengthening exchanges and cooperation with other regions to, intangible heritage activation and public aesthetic education.
“Community Folk Art”is divided into two parts which are the practical workshop in urban area and the folk art salon that focuses on innovative communication.
The workshop invites experienced artist instructors in deploying social aesthetic education to provide public courses customized for the elderly who have little chance to directly contact with art. The courses will be designed considering the background of the local community and will use prints and propylene as main tools. Thus, the elderly can express emotions about their living community with their own hands. As a starting point, the event also hopes to develop a model of practical life aesthetics. From workshops to families to markets, to make such courses operate in a modeled, simplified, and cultural-tourism industrialized manner, we hope that the community residents who participate in the creation of aesthetic education for long enough can also participate in the production of handicrafts with local characteristics. By transforming the beauty of art into productivity, the economic profits can be returned to the community which will benefit the community individuals as well as the family.
The Folk Art Salon will continue to invite active folk art inheritors. To converge resources, to root in the era of the local community, to share the experience in profession development, and to expand horizon in a way of exchanging and cooperating with the experts, scholars in a wider field as well as the government's cultural-tourism workers. We need to break the shackles of old disciplinary boundaries and create new approaches through practice. To answer and solve the problems interweaving together from different demands in the process is precisely what we harvest.
To arouse, to contact, to sustain....Folk art was once a daily life of people in the age of Agriculture and Handicraft Industry. It was rooted in the common people's handwork and their deep understanding of nature. We are now in the era of industrial science and technology, mechanization of large-scale production replaces the manual to improve efficiency and the material well-being of mankind. But it is because of the refined Industrial Division of Labor and single knowledge structure that people's ability to operate is sharply weakened, which leads to the imbalance of human physical and mental development. On the other hand, care and warmth between human beings and between human and nature are gradually disappearing. Folk Art and community are far apart. The high efficiency of industry brings not only material abundance, but also material waste and environment destruction which are the problems that need to be solved urgently. Base on the reality, looking back on the handicraft era and the balance between human and society and nature can give us the experience and wisdom to guide the present and future development.
At present, we are at the initial stage where we focus on arousing public awareness of aesthetic education and offering an opportunity to receive aesthetic education. Also we must respond to the needs of the times when the government's intangible heritage reactivation and the cultural and creative industry policy is being boosted. To carry out various forms of aesthetic education activities in the community and carve out of a sustainable development path, we need the flower of art to grow among the people, and so it will be always changing and everlasting.
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