Movement ·Action -The Second China International Kinetic Art Exhibition Announcement
添加时间:2017/5/19 来源:中国雕塑学会


       It seems that art is far from science. However, as Gustave Flaubert, the French writer in the mid-19th century said, “Art will be scientific while science will be artistic and they finally converge at the peak of the mountain of civilization.

       As a matte of fact, art and science are never separated. Their fusion has become more and more obvious with their respective development. Mr. Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese American physicist, says in Art and Science, “The common foundation of science and art is human creativity, and their goals are all to pursue the universalism of the truth….The relationship of science and art is close related to duality of wisdom and emotion. The esthetics appreciation of art and the comprehend of science opinion both need wisdom. Then, the sublimation of feeling is inextricably linked to emotion. …Therefore, art and science are inseparable. They both pursue the universalism of the truth. The universalism must be rooted in nature, and the natural exploration is the highest expression of human beings’ creativity. In fact, as the two sides of a coin, science and art derive from the noblest part of human’s activities, and both pursue profundity, universality, eternity and meaningfulness.

Sculpture Department of Art Academy, Tsinghua University not only inherits the tradition, but it constantly explores the academic foreland guided by “art and science. The department has made development plans, which includes course, exhibitions and seminars, for kinetic sculpture. In recent years, both in the east and the west, sculpture has been in the stage of exploring materials, shapes and formation. Kinetic sculpture has come into live because of the updating science in the 21st century. It not only overturns the sculpture’s static state and spices up the public environment, but the much more important is its thinking method doesn’t strays from sculpture’s formation. Recent years, the development of science and technology has influenced on the shape of sculpture, even the sculpture content, more and more strongly. The discussion on kinetic arts has not been limited to the difference of dynamic and static. “Kinetic” has had a wider idea.That is spark from the collision of frontier technology and sculpture.

Therefore, we are planning to hold the first China International Kinetic Art Exhibition.

From September 21st to October 1st, 2015, Motion ·Action -The First China International Kinetic Art Exhibition was held successfully at Art Gallery in Art Academy Tsinghua University.

The exhibition was sponsored by China Sculpture Institute, Art Academy Tsinghua University and China Literature and Art Foundation, and was undertaken by Sculpture Department, Art Academy, Tsinghua University. It was the first exhibition which blended science and technology into sculpture. The exhibition showed 31 excellent kinetic works from home and abroad in kind and over 40 wonderful kinetic sculpture videos. Meanwhile, the exhibition showed the kinetic art teaching situation of home and abroad in mode of literature. The seminar invited the experts, scholars and artists in related area. They discussed the background, teaching and practice of Chinese kinetic sculpture. The seminar drew the attention and good reputation from the sculpture circle and all parts of society.

In order to get immediate attention to kinetic art development situation of home abroad, to show new works and good works, to communicate and to inspect the influence of technical progress on sculptures, the Kinetic Art Exhibition will be held every tow years. In September, 2017, the Second Kinetic Art exhibition will be held in Changchun, Jilin Province. The exhibition will be a special exhibition of the Fifth Changchun Sculpture Conference. Now we collect works from all over the world.


The topic of the exhibition is Motion·Action.

The topic comes from the motto of Tsinghua University: The movement of heaven is full of power. Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring. The earth''s condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of character carries the outer world.

The motto means that a gentleman should be strong, untiring, virtuous and inclusive.

Tian means the world except the nature and humans. Yi refers to humans’ minds and wisdom, and means the meanings of the works as well. Xing and Dong are the sculpture external shape, and stands for the spirit of exploring and practice, just like our principal Mei Yiqi said, “Actions speak louder than words.”

Collecting means

We have two means to collect. One is extensive collection. The other is special invitation.

The collection is world-oriented.

1. Collecting scope

All the sculpture artists that approve the topic and purpose can sign up for the exhibition, no nationality, age and gender limits.

2. Works requirements

  The size and movement mode of the physical works should be suitable for indoor display. The static works should involve frontier technology.

  The outdoor works or the works that are inconvenient to transport had better submit the videos in MP4.

3. Collecting detailed rules

(1) The authors should sign online. They should also submit the photos and videos of their works to art commission for selection, and fill in the registration forms and attached materials designed by the organizing committee. The authors should send the electronic registration forms, the photos of works, and personal photos to before June 18th, 2017.

If there are more than one work to participate the exhibition, the photos should have corresponding clear instructions. The resolution of the photos that sent to the e-mail should be higher than 300DPI. The picture format should be JPG without marking any text messages. The electronic photos should be named in the form of the name of the author, the name of the work, size and materials. The registration form should be filled clearly without leaking. The foreign authors (except ethnic Chinese) can fill in the forms in English. We will not accept the materials if overdue.

   (2) The authors will be informed of the results of the selection by the organizing committee. The committee will send the invitation and contract to the authors whose works are selected. The contract will define the responsibility, right and obligation between the authors and the committee. The authors should sign the contract and send it to the committee.

   4. Intellectual Property protection

   (1) The projects submitted by the participants should not infringe the third party’s patent, copyright, trademark right, right reputation and any other legal rights and interests.

   (2) The texts, pictures, graphics, audio or videos involved in the projects, submitted by the authors, will be protected by copyright, trademark right and other ownership laws. The above materials should not be released and shown in public the author’s permission.

   5. The exhibition organizer has the right to assemble, and publish the exhibition works.


Theme activities

1. Exhibition

Exhibition types: exhibits, videos, documents

Time: September 7th to October 10th, 2017

Place: Sculpture Gallery, Changchun Sculpture Park

Scale: 30 physical works, 30 videos (prepared)

2. Seminar

We will invite scholars, artist, collectors, art institutes and media in this field, and make a deep discussion on the frontier topics appeared in the Chinese contemporary sculpture development in order to clear the directions of sculpture and its teaching, excavate theory depth and strengthen the international communication.

Place: Sculpture Gallery, Changchun Sculpture Park

Host: Mr. Sun Zhenhua


Sponsor:  People’s Government of Changchun Municipality

China Sculpture Institute

Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University

China Literature and Art Foundation

Undertaker: Urban Sculpture Business Planning Office, Changchun

           Changchun Urban Sculpture Society

Sculpture Department, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University


Academic support:

Kinetic Art Organization

Sculpture Department, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University

Sculpture Department of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts

Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts

Sculpture Department of China Academy of Art

Sculpture Department, Art College of Shanghai University

Sculpture Department, School of Fine Arts, Northeast Normal University

Sculpture Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Sculpture Department of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

Sculpture Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Sculpture Department of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts

Sculpture Department of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts

Chief Curator: Zeng Chenggang (Vice President of Chinese Artists Association,  President of Chinese Sculpture Institute, Vice President of  Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University )

Academic director: Sun Zhenhua (Vice President of Chinese Sculpture Institute, Dean of Shenzhen Sculpture Institute)

Executive Curator:  Shi Dan

Director of Art Committee: Zeng Chenggang

Deputy Directors:

Jin Xinggguo (Director-general of Changchun Sculpture Institute,)

Members of Art Committee (order by initials): Bao Haining, Chen Ke, Chen Yungang, Chen Hun

Deng Le,Dong Shubing, Fu Zhongwang, Guo Hang, Huo Boyang, Jing Yuming, Jiao Xintao, Jin Xingguo,Lv Xiaobo, Lv Pinchang, Luo Xiaoping, Li Ming, Long Xiang, Li Xiangqun,Li Xiuqing, Lin Guoyao,

Ralfonso (USA), Li He, Qin Pu, Wang Shaojun, Wang Zhigang, Wang Zhong,

Su Duozhuang , Xiang Jinguo, Yang Jianping, Yang Shaoqing,Yin Xiaofeng, Yu Xiaoping, Zhu Shangxi, Zhen Jin

Organizing Committee


Dong Shubin (Dean of Sculpture Department, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University)

Guo Hang (Deputy director of Public Relations Department, China Sculpture Institute)

Vice president: 

Li He (Secretary and Vice dean of Sculpture Department, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University)

Chen Hui (Vice dean of Sculpture Department, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University)

Xu Yuanfeng (Group leader of Exhibition, Urban Sculpture Business Planning Office, Changchun)

Office Member: Shi Dan, Yan Kun, Wu Dongdong, Wei Kun, Zhang Shenghua, Wang Ying,

              Meng Xinagke, Bao Jie, and Shan Dongmei





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