As part of the Year of Culture and Tourism between the Republic of Croatia and the People's Republic of China, a traveling exhibition entitled Enthusiasm for Ink Wash Painting will open at the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik (MOMAD) on Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm.
The exhibition is intended for domestic and diverse international audiences in Dubrovnik, who will get the chance to become acquainted with the centuries-old Chinese tradition of the ink wash painting and the interpretation of this technique by contemporary artists. This is also a unique opportunity to present artists and researchers, as well as the artistic team of this exhibition, from the esteemed China National Academy of Painting in Beijing, whose works will be placed in the main building of the MOMAD.
The works shown in this special technique are directly influenced by the strict Chinese tradition of the ink wash painting, but this time reduced to the context of today's globalization. The exhibition seeks to show how ink wash painting, as a unique form of Chinese painting tradition, keeps pace with time, presenting the themes of today's everyday life.
The goal of presenting this exhibition in Europe, far from China, the capital of ink was painting, is to introduce Europeans to this tradition of painting that shows centuries-old Chinese wisdom and to establish cultural bridges for further mutual learning.
As part of an international project between China and Croatia, the exhibition is scheduled to open on August 23rd at the MOMAD, including a three-day visit by Chinese artists and news houses Art News of China and Central Digital TV Chinese Art Channel from August 23rd to 26th. MOMAD will arrange for Chinese guests a visit to other museums in Dubrovnik and make an official visit to the City of Dubrovnik and cultural sites.
The aim of this visit, as well as the entire exhibition project, is to connect the City of Dubrovnik and the Republic of Croatia with the People's Republic of China, to open space for new international collaborations between the two countries, and to propose further exhibitions by Croatian artists in China. Presenting the Chinese centuries-old tradition in its contemporary version in the city of Dubrovnik, which is also determined by its rich history, but also by a modern society that strives for a high level of culture and quality tourism, promotes the values of cooperation, understanding, getting to know other civilizations and establishing new connections internationally.
The exhibition will be open until September 22nd, 2019.