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Open Call for New Life, New Aesthetics, New Jade Works. International Exhibition of New Jade Works and the 2nd China Contemporary Life Beauty Forum

Open call  /  01 Nov 2021  -  21 Feb 2022
Published: 30.12.2021
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Intro
Call for works for “New Life · New Aesthetics · New Jade Works” - International Exhibition of New Jade Works and the 2nd China Contemporary Life Beauty Forum. Submitted works could be Art creations - jade sculptures, jade-themed composite materials, or Design works such as daily necessities, household products, furniture and decoration articles, fashion accessories and jewelry.
Forum Theme
New Life · New Aesthetics · New Jade Works - International Exhibition of New Jade Works” is a new exploration rooted in the traditional Chinese jade culture and a new direction of innovation and development of contemporary jade culture. The Exhibition, with “new life” and “new aesthetics” as links, and by putting works in real-life scenarios, is designed to explore the expression modes of jades in contemporary art design, fashion art and also new literati’s lifestyles of jade appreciation, jade enjoyment, jade wearing and so on, and set the trend of jade craft creation and design research in the new era.

The 2nd China Contemporary Life Beauty Form held concurrently during the Exhibition is aimed to explore new life aesthetics and lifestyles after the integration between traditional culture and contemporary aesthetics from all-around perspectives and in a holistic manner, discuss contemporary issues of traditional crafts and study the road map and new patterns of innovative development of jade culture in the new era. The Forum will build an open and interactive platform, both practically and academically, for jade craft creation and jade culture study, help new jade craft creators and jade culture research talents better manifest and transmit their works and achievements, and look into the humanistic and aesthetic life in the new era.

The event is co-sponsored by LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, China Society for Anthropology of Arts, Innovation and Academic Exchange Center of Liaoning Province for Fine Arts Postgraduates, Innovation and Academic Exchange Center of Liaoning Province for Design Postgraduates, co-undertaken by School of Humanities of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts (Dalian), School of Media and Animation of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Lifestyle Design Specialty Committee of China Society for Anthropology of Arts, Office of First-Class Universities and Academic Programs of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, and Graduate School of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, and also strongly supported by Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art, Chinese National Academy of Arts, Nanjing University of the Arts, Gemmological Institute of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, and academic journals including Zhuangshi (Decoration), National Arts, Arts and Design Research, Art Work, Journal of Guizhou University (Art), Tiangong, Art and Design, Chinese Art, etc. For the Exhibition and Forum, there will be an academic committee composed of experts, scholars and industry insiders from the aforesaid universities and organizations for works selection, review and discussion. All the activities shall be conducted on the principle of fairness, openness and justice and the standards of academic morals and competence. Artists, designers, craft artists, teachers and students from home and abroad are welcome to submit works!

Theme Scope
  A) Art creation works: jade sculptures, or jade-themed composite materials, which shall not be larger than 50 cubic centimeters, and reflect craft techniques, creation inspirations and good aesthetic tastes;
  B) Design works: daily necessities, household products, furniture and decoration articles, fashion accessories, jewelry and other works with jades as raw materials, which are close to contemporary daily lifestyles, well-designed and easy for industrial production.

Preliminary Evaluation
The participants shall submit at most 10 digital photos of their works with the pixels of no less than 300dpi in the JPEG format which could perfectly reflect the overall effects and typical details of their works; additionally, they are required to complete the attached electronic Works Contribution Registration Form, and more details are available in the Attachment.

Please send your works photos and electronic Works Contribution Registration Form (English Version) in a compressed form to xyz_zuopin@163.com by the deadline of 21 Feb 2022 (before 24:00).
Contact: Ms. Hui
 
After receiving the works, the Organizing Committee shall organize the review panel composed of Chinese and foreign experts and scholars to conduct a preliminary evaluation of all the works and shortlist 120 pieces of works for re-evaluation, and notify the contributors of preliminary evaluation results in the form of email reply.
 
Exhibition Preparation
In view of the national COVID-19 prevention and control policies and exhibition demands, the International Exhibition of New Jade Works shall be carried out in the form of online virtual show. The Organizing Committee shall digitalize the shortlisted to-be-re-evaluated works, and a special team shall contact the qualified participants then. More details will be announced at a later date.


Exhibition Participation
In the Exhibition, 100 pieces of works shall be selected from the to-be-re-evaluated works, and the hard-copy certificates shall be issued to the participants by the sponsors.


Important Notes
  1. All the contributors must particularly permit the following rights: the organizers have the right to display, research, photograph, film, publicize and make information network transmission of exhibition works, and property rights of various copyrights of the shortlisted works as stipulated in Clauses 5-17 of Article 10 of Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China.
  2. The author is not allowed to change or withdraw submitted works during the submission period. All the contributors must abide by Civil Code and Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China and other relevant laws and regulations, and make sure there is no controversies or disputes on copyright or reputation right of their exhibition works. The contributor shall be held accountable for any disputes arising from his/her exhibition works.
  3. Once he/she submits works, it is deemed that the contributor thoroughly accepts all the agreements or requirements of call for works. All the works shall meet every requirement of the Call. “New Life · New Aesthetics · New Jade Works”.
  4. All rights reserved by the Organizing Committee of International Exhibition of New Jade Works of “New Life · New Aesthetics · New Jade Works”.

Organizations
Sponsors

LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, China Society for Anthropology of Arts, Innovation and Academic Exchange Center of Liaoning Province for Fine Arts Postgraduates, Innovation and Academic Exchange Center of Liaoning Province for Design Postgraduates

Undertakers
School of Humanities of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts (Dalian), School of Media and Animation of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Lifestyle Design Specialty Committee of China Society for Anthropology of Arts, Office of First-Class Universities and Academic Programs of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, and Graduate School of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts

Organizing Committee
Director: Li Xiangqun
Vice directors: Fang Lili, Zhao Lu, Cao Tianhui, Wang Yifei
Committee members (in the order of the number of strokes of last name): Wang Yongjian, Zhu Yang, Liu Li, An Lizhe, An Na, Hui Mengyuan, Chen Feng, Meng Fanxing, Fang Guixin, Qian Zhu, Xu Kai


Academic Committee
Director: Fang Lili
Vice directors: Zhang Fuye, Li Lixin, Chen Anying, Cao Tianhui, Wang Yifei
Committee members (in the order of the number of strokes of last name): Wang Aihong, Liu Guowei, Liu Jian, Zhang Duoduo, Zhang Ronghong, Zhang Lei, Song Yang, Zhou Zhi, Zheng Qing, Xi Tianlu, Xu Kai, Cao Weizhi, Xue Qianlin

 

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