The "Going Out" and "Entering in" of Chinese Art
直播时间 | Time：2023.11.06 19:00
对谈嘉宾 | Guests：俞敏洪、曹俊
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About the Artist
作品被中国美术馆、新西兰国会、波士顿学院麦克马伦博物馆、中国驻奥地利使馆、 新西兰驻华使馆分别收藏，多幅作品被洛克菲勒家族、四季酒店等收藏家和公司收藏; 2022 年作品《春消息》被中国人民大会堂收藏并陈列。
Mr. Cao Jun was born in April 1966 in China Jiangsu province. He had lived at the foot of China’s famous Mount Tai for 18 years, and in New Zealand for 10 years before he moved to New York in 2013. He is currently Co-chairman of the Advisory Committee of Nassau County Museum of Art in New York，Director of the Dedao Institute of Cross-Border Visual Language at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, and visiting professor in China’s Nanjing University of Arts, Renmin University, Communication University, Shandong University of Science and Technology, and Qingdao University, etc.
Mr. Cao Jun’s major solo exhibitions include those held in: Bruce Mason Art Center, New Zealand, May 2005; China’s National Art Museum, February 2009 jointly sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand, New Zealand Embassy in China, and China International Painting and Calligraphy Art Research Association; China’s Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, 2011, sponsored by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture; and McMullen Museum of Art in Boston College, organized and sponsored by the McMullen Museum of Art from February to June, 2018, during which the McMullen Museum held several academic seminars participated by professors and students from numerous American universities including Harvard.
Mr. Cao Jun participated at invitation in an Art Exhibition at the Louver, Paris, in December 2013, and won a Gold Medal; His works were exhibited at the “Art New York (Pier 94) — International Contemporary and Modern Art Fair hosted by Art Miami in May 2016; at Art Basel in Miami in June 2017; at the “Wild Kingdom’’ Art Exhibition in Nassau County Museum of Art in New York in November 2018.
In May 2019, He was invited and took part in the 14th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle at Leiden University in the Netherlands, at which scholars from many countries lectured on Cao Jun’s artwork, and Cao Jun made a presentation and on-site art demonstration about east-west arts. In December 2019, his works were exhibited at China’s 13th National Exhibition of Fine Arts. In March 2020, He participated in the art exhibition “Blue” in New York where his name was presented on the museum poster board alongside Matisse, Picasso, Klein and Gilot.
His works have been collected by National Art Museum of China, New Zealand Congress, McMullen Museum of Boston College, Chinese Embassy in Austria, and New Zealand Embassy in China, as well as private collectors such as the Rockefeller family and the Four Seasons Hotel, etc.; In 2022, his work “Sign of the Early Spring” was acquired by and displayed in China’s Great Hall of the People.
Publications by and about Mr.Cao Jun include “An Anthology on Arts” (Cao Jun’s Research on Fine Art) published by China’s People’s Fine Art Publishing House; “A Collection of Cao Jun’s Paintings” published by Beijing Arts and Crafts Publishing House; “Hymns to Nature” (English version: Illustrated Articles by Scholars from US Universities on Cao Jun’s Artwork) published by University of Chicago Press; “Songs of Nature” (English version : Dr. John Sallis’ articles about Cao Jun’s artwork) published by Indiana University Press; “Cao Jun’s New Song-Dynasty Style Paintings: A Model Teaching Material for China’s Colleges and Universities of Fine Arts” (a set of 4 volumes) and many other academic publications. His works have been listed as professional teaching materials by many Colleges and Universities of fine arts academies in Europe, America and China.
About the Curator
香港 Web3.0 协会副会长，北京市石景山区青联常委，北京市石景山区“景贤人才”。
Ma Zihan, co-founder of the Sky Limit Entertainment Group. Vice President of the Institute of Web 3.0 Hong Kong, Standing Committee Member of the Youth Federation of Beijing Shijingshan District, and "Jingxian Talent" of Beijing Shijingshan District. She got her Master's degree from the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University.
About KWM artcenter
KWM artcenter is a professional art institution supported by King & Wood Mallesons and its partners. Encompassing various functions such as exhibitions, art salons, and academic seminars, it is committed to discovering, showcasing, promoting, and collecting contemporary art exhibition artworks both domestically and internationally. Meanwhile, KWM artcenter carries out a range of collaborations with fashion, photography, architecture, and other fields, and launches a series of art education activities and workshops to cultivate citizens' aesthetics. By conducting exhibitions and interactive initiatives with King & Wood Mallesons offices worldwide, it aims to bolster the influence of Chinese art worldwide. Situated in the CBD area in Beijing, KWM artcenter aspires to establish a distinct, modern, forward-looking art center with infinite potential, rising as a prominent advocate for Chinese contemporary culture.
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