Our venue bases in Mainland China runs from renowned galleries in Beijing, to more classical locals as well as state of the art techno art space, which puts us in unique advantageous position to provide infinite possibilities for all kinds of art.
Latin America has always been our major focus. By the efforts of our Non-Executive Director Eleanora Battiston, we established working relationship with Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts, which grants us convenient access to bring Cuban art to global perspective and vice versa.
Our focus in Education will take form in both real and virtual interaction between professional experts and students. We aim to create a space for intelligent minds to speak and listen, sparkling chemistry in thought experiments. The major discussion will involve arts, science, politics and management in different subjects.
The 2 Initiatives related to Education focus recently being conducted are:
Project LIBERAL ARTISTS is dedicated to mix and integrate creative researches and studies across different subjects: cinematography, photography, stage art, architecture, literature, poetry, anthropology, sociology, history as well as politics. The main diffusion method would be on-line platform, through virtual communities and micro-blogs.
Project ILLVMINATIO is about the “enlightening” of heated educative subjects in terms of cross-border studies, how to choose training institution in an unfamiliar environment, how to better be exposed to and understand different culture. This project will take different forms: off-line forums, on-line discussions as well as publications.
Our focus in Medium is to purpose to serve as a cultured agent between different entities, whether personal or collective. We believe that being an agent in promoting effective transmission of information and personnel can be a key step to fulfill the Universalism we strived very hard to reach.
The 2 initiatives related to Medium are:
Project P.O.N.T: Personal, Organizational, National and Transnational. Project P.O.N.T intends to create a continuous series of formal exchange at personal, organizational, national and transnational level.
We target at areas of great importance and concerns with creative understanding: better transculturation, better acculturation and better inculturation in every aspects of cross-culture communication, whether an inter-governmental forum, a catch-up between industrial elites, or an discussion between culture experts.
FV SOCIETY, the Future Venture Society, is a combination of pro-business open minds. It consists off-line serial activities such as late-night symposium for finance professionals, workshops for start-up artists and cross-culture NGO managements. The aim of FV SOCIETY is to initiate an artsy ambient for young minds from different sectors to mingle extraordinary thoughts.
Our main focus in Art, as we dedicates ourselves to promote art crossing boundaries through programs in art, culture and education in the belief that all ways of creativity overcome all forms of borders: cultural, social, disciplinary, gender or geographical.
As a demonstration of our faith, Arts Without Borders provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists, media makers, and literates worldwide.
The concentration on Art is extended to related 3 Initiatives:
A.S.F, the ARTES SINE FINIBVS, is a project aiming at the immersive experience for international artists in transboundary art exchange. As one of our major line of art projects curating in U.S, China, France, Mexico and Cuba , ASF is a hybrid of traditional exhibitions and on-line/off-line promotions. We aim to provide a Universalist ambient for emerging artists from distinctive geographic background to be exposed to mainstream art world.
RENASCENTIA SINICA (Chinese Renaissance) aims to explore, in Chinese context, the power of international spiritual connection, the expansion of cultural interaction and the depth of reviving ancient arts in contemporary ways. With the very essence of inheritance and reformation, this series projects present and re-present Chinese art in various styles and forms, including but not limited to exhibition, performance, and lecture.
Arts Without Borders is devoted to the culture communication and promotion across time, geography and mind. In its original context, “Rinascimiento” refers to the rediscovery and inheritance of lost Styles and Forms, in pursuit of Culture Reborn and Reform. In light of this definition, the purpose of RENASCENTIA SINICA (Chinese Renaissance) is to explore, in contemporary China, the possibility that “Classics” realize a Universal Renaissance after a 100-year low tide.
Project P.A.C.S: Progress, Art, Citizen & Society. PACS intends to promote better understanding between different countries in interpreting social change and civil concerns in an artsy way. The working relationship with United Nations enables us to present these topics on proper stage.
The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) has provided artists with the opportunity to present their art in New York City.
Artists from any place can enter the prestigious Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC), which has been celebrating, supporting, and promoting the creative human spirit for over 30 years.
CIFAC awards prizes specifically designed to nurture career growth, gain exposure, and boost artist’s public profiles, which includes cash prizes, promotional videos, magazine profiles, and, of course, an exhibition in New York City.
SINAMERICA is a project committed to demonstrate the diversity of culture interaction between the United Sates and China. As our debut exhibition series, SINAMERICA focuses on promoting Chinese Art and Chinese artists, especially the emerging artists in the United States, so as to defy the stereotypical images of Chinese art and to present the global culture fusion.
Project X-ATRAMENTVM demonstrates our goal in reviving Chinese Traditional Painting in the new concept of X-ink.
The X-ink we presented, is a tribute to the cultural features of China’s Generation X. In comparison to Western Generation X born in the post-WWII period, China’s Generation is the first generation born in the post-Culture-Revolution period (late 1970s to late 1980s). This generation, in the eyes of their elders, could be a group of lost souls. However, just like their western predecessors, China’s X generation has their very personal ideas and insistences. They are the dissolution of Grand Narrations and the concentration of Public Concerns; they are the reevaluation of All Values and the Resurrection of Classics; they are the adoration of Exoticism and the preservation of Traditionalism; they are against the mainstream and a peculiar mainstream of their own. China’s Generation X is the vanguard in contemporary water-and-ink frontier, by their exploration on “what it is” and “what it could be” through personalized presentations.
The X-ink we recommended is a redefinition of various vague terms such as Experimental Ink and New Ink. These definitions and the group they stood for has their art root back in the tight period after the founding of P.R.C. They tend to face panicking and overdoing in response to the culture impact of re-open in the beginning of the 80s, or fell into extreme unorthodoxy and sensationalism in the waves of commercialization starting in the 90s. They generally lack a certain sense of Culture Security thus failing to achieve a more confident and unhurried art expression. Due to similar social dynamics, the corresponding theoretical analysis are presented too with haste, ignoring the spirit of generational transition as well as lacking power of vision on the level of global art history. Therefore, we propose X-ink as the spiritual resonance of China’s Generation X in traditional painting, to designate its Xperimentalism, “inXplicability“ and Xtraordinariness.
The X-ink, as we understand, does not hold the interaction with western culture as its major creative anxiety any more, nor the traditional language and material of water-and-ink as its creative methods. X-ink’s motivators destruct and reconstitute the forms and rules to establish a more aligning position with universalism, to create a more contemporary value system, as well as to revive the aesthetical motive of water-and-ink in witnessing the reformation of art. When traditional standard no longer serves the role of sole juror of water-and-ink creation, the composers of X-ink can then advance the frontier of this art form: continuing the exploration of the inner connection between ideas, skills and traditions on the basis of implementing new artistic methods such as device, video, cartoon among other popular culture elements.
The X-ink we insist on, is the continuation of AWB’s “Chinese Renaissance”. In its original context, Rinascimiento refers to the discovery and inheritance of lost culture spirit and art forms to the end of Culture Reborn. In light of this definition, the purpose of RENASCENTIA SINICA (Chinese Renaissance) is to explore, in Chinese context, the power of inter-generational connection, the expand of art discussion and the angle of reinventing traditions: roughly among 1400 and 1600, the Magisters of Northern Italy, Southern France and Flanders conducted many importance aesthetical experiments in reviving ancient arts, laying the foundation for the styles of the world in the next 500 years. X-ink, this ancient-yet-lively art form, should be a life-long honor to this great tradition by China’s Generation X “traditional artists”.