美国自然历史与中国文人书画的美妙遇见 ——”汉字五千年”中国诗书画印展在拉斯维加斯开幕

美国当地时间2018年10月6日,由中国驻旧金山总领事馆和中国对外文化集团公司主办,中国对外艺术展览有限公司、亚洲文化联盟、美国艺术家协会和拉斯维加斯自然历史博物馆承办,中华人民共和国文化和旅游部国际交流与合作局(原外联局)提供支持的“汉字五千年——中国诗书画印展”在美国拉斯维加斯自然历史博物馆展厅开幕。内华达州参议员斯科特·哈蒙德(Scott Hammond)、中国驻旧金山总领事馆文化参赞肖夏勇、国会参议员迪安·海勒(Dean Heller)代表莱斯利·林戈(Leslie Lingo)、国会参议员凯瑟琳·科特斯·莫斯托(Catherine Cortez Masto)代表克里斯蒂安·巴托(Christian Bato)、国会众议员蒂娜·提图斯(Dina Titus)代表克雷格·瓦尔迪兹(Craig Valdez)、国会众议员杰基·罗森(Jacky Rosen)代表以赛亚·桑多瓦尔(Isaiah Sandoval)、拉斯维加斯自然历史博物馆馆长玛丽琳·吉雷斯比(Marilyn Gillespie)、亚洲文化联盟总会长冯念祖(Cavin Fung)、美国艺术家协会会长刘丁榕、艺术家代表聂晖等出席并致辞,中国驻旧金山总领事馆文化领事王石、克拉克郡书记员林恩·玛丽·戈雅(Lynn Marie Goya)、华亚协会会长傅慈理(Rosaline Schorr)、艺术家代表谢飞东以及美国各界机构、艺术家、媒体等出席开幕式。

展览由克拉克郡书记员林恩·玛丽·戈雅(Lynn Marie Goya)主持,以中国才女、著名书画家聂晖演奏的经典古琴曲目《酒狂》和《梅花三弄》开场。她展出的系列作品:人首蛇身的伏羲女娲手持规矩图汉砖拓片跋、青龙白虎四灵瓦当拓片跋、祭祀牛骨跋、古诗译飞鸟集、木火土金水五行相生组作、天地水火八卦组作、羲之爱鹅、观剑悟道、虎、鹤肖形印……恐龙化石、虎鲸……中西自然历史、人文艺术在拉斯维加斯自然历史博物馆美妙遇见,美美与共,相映相生……

该展览是在拉斯维加斯举办的首次进入的博物馆的中国艺术展。该馆坐落于美国内华达州拉斯维加斯市中心,拥有世界级的动植物标本收藏,举办过古埃及文物展等世界性物质文化和历史遗产相关的展览。汉字所包含的东方思维方式,具象、隐喻和会意是中国文化的核心。这种思维形态被熔铸在汉字中,令其成为灵魂的载体以及最重要的民族精神资源。汉字以美感的方式书写,在中国很早就已经成为独立的艺术门类。而诗、书、画、印的完美结合是中国文人画成熟的标志,也是中国艺术的最高境界。本次展览涵盖甲骨文、金文、篆书、隶书、楷书、行书和草书,一件件作品勾勒中国汉字五千年的历史,并辅以花鸟、人物和山水画,深深扎根于中华传统文化沃土,从视觉到听觉、从感官到思想,了解和感受中国诗书画印的魅力和内涵,立体呈现中国传统文化艺术,分享人类艺术之美,美国当地民众可以观想当代中国书画艺术的传承与革新,近距离、多角度地了解中国艺术,理解中国传统文化的精髓,这也是认识中国社会发展的重要视角,促中美两国的文化交流。展览受到中国驻旧金山总领馆高度重视,被纳入其主办的第五届“跨越太平洋——中国艺术节”活动项目。

在致辞中,肖夏勇参赞指出,诗书画印的结合是中国艺术的最高境界,此次展出的作品勾勒出中国汉字五千年的历史脉络,展现出中国艺术的传承与创新,希望通过本次展览,使拉斯维加斯的民众可以更多地了解中国艺术,理解中国传统文化的精髓,体会中国传统艺术的魅力。参议员斯科特·哈蒙德对展览的举办表示衷心感谢,他说,艺术是人类情感与人文精神的表达,前人的遗产是我们如今做出决定的依据,而只有保留传统文化才能广为分享并观照未来。此次展览也对拉斯维加斯文化艺术活动的发展具有重要意义。最后,参议员迪安·海勒(Dean Heller)代表向展览各主承办方与书画家聂晖、谢飞东颁发其签署的贺状。

据悉,展期为2018年10月6日-10月14日。在此期间,参展艺术家聂晖和谢飞东还于10月7日为当地听众带来“读字——发现汉字之美”讲座,讲解汉字的演变由来,涉及汉字的音、形、义之美、中西文字、文化的对比。该讲座是视觉艺术、听觉艺术与学术研究成果的综合呈现。

本次展览通过书法和国画搭建一座文化沟通的桥梁,与美国观众共同分享这份文化瑰宝。人们可以在“汉字五千年——中国诗书画印展”中看到汉字从远古走来,一路变幻着身形,展现着无穷的想象,散发着艺术的魅力,闪耀着智慧的光芒。

中国驻旧金山总领事馆文化参赞肖夏勇致辞

内华达州参议员斯科特·哈蒙德致辞

展览现场

展览现场

涂朱祭祀狩猎牛骨跋文 / 聂晖 / 2016

五行组作 / 谢飞东 / 2016, 金文 / 44 cm x 15 cm x 5 / 纸本

Five Thousand Years of Chinese Characters – Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Engraving

Press Release

October 6, 2018 marks the opening of “Five Thousand Years of Chinese Characters – Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Engraving” organized by the Consulate-General of China in San Francisco and China Arts and Entertainment Group, presented by China International Exhibition Agency, Asian Culture Alliance, American Artists Association and Las Vegas Natural History Museum, and supported by the Bureau for International Communication and Cooperation (the former Bureau for External Cultural Relations) of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China. Las Vegas Natural History Museum is located in the center of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada, housing a world-class collection of wildlife specimen. Exhibitions of world cultural and historical heritage, including Egyptian antiquities, have been held here. Senator Scott Hammond, Cultural Counselor of the Consulate-General of China in San Francisco Mr. Xiao Xiayong, representative of Senator Dean Heller Ms. Leslie Lingo, representative of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Mr. Christian Bato, representative of Congresswoman Dina Titus Mr. Craig Valdez, representative of Congresswoman Jacky Rosen Mr. Isaiah Sandoval, Executive Director of Las Vegas Natural History Museum Ms. Marilyn Gillespie, President of Asian Culture Alliance Cavin Fung, President of American Artist Association Ms. Amy Liu and artist Ms. Nie Hui attended the opening and gave remarks, Cultural Consul of Consulate-General of China in San Francisco Mr. Wang Shi, Clerk of Clark County Ms. Lynn Marie Goya, President of Chinese American Group Ms. Rosaline Schorr, artist Xie Feidong and representatives from organizations, media and artists were present.

The opening began with “Rolling Hills and Flowing Water – Guqin Concert” performed by Nie Hui, while sharing Chinese aesthetic philosophy and the methods and historical background of appreciating such composition. In the following speeches, Cultural Counselor Xiao Xiayong pointed out that the combination of poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal engraving marks the highest achievement of Chinese art. The artworks of this exhibition outline the five-thousand-year history of Chinese characters, representing the inheritance and innovation of Chinese art. By holding this exhibition, people in Las Vegas can have a better understanding of Chinese art, and the essence and charm of traditional Chinese culture. Senator Scott Hammond expressed his gratitude for realizing this exhibition. He said that art is the expression of emotions and humanity, we made decisions based on the past, and only preservation of the past can allow the sharing of culture and thinking of the future. This exhibition is also significant to the development of art and cultural events in Las Vegas. And to celebrate the success of this exhibition, Senator Dean Heller issued certificate of commemoration to all organizers, presenters, supporters and artists of this exhibition, and Chinese artist in the United States Mr. Shang Delin has engraved a seal especially for this exhibition, which is also on display.

As the first exhibition of Chinese art held in a museum in Las Vegas, it is deeply rooted in the rich traditional Chinese culture to present the profound culture and art from multiple perspectives, to share the beauty of art and promote bilateral cultural exchange. The exhibition was highly valued by the Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco, and was included in the “5th Across the Pacific – China Arts Festival”. This will be an important dimension in understanding the development of Chinese art and society.

Characters are the carrier of culture. Chinese characters contain the Oriental way of thinking. Concretization, metaphor and connotation are the cores of Chinese culture, such thinking form is melted into Chinese characters, making it the carrier of the soul and the most important national spiritual resource. How to write beautiful characters had long become an independent category of art in China. The perfect combination of poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal is a symbol of the maturity of Chinese literati’s paintings and the highest realm of Chinese art. The exhibition outlines the 5,000-year history of Chinese calligraphy through 42 pieces of work, supplemented by paintings of flowers and birds, figures and landscape. The chirography covers oracle bone script, bronze inscription, seal script, clerical script, regular script, semi-cursive script and cursive script. Ten artists, including Ni Wendong, Mei Mosheng, Mao Feng, Luo Sangui, Yu Geliang, Deng Baojian, Nie Hui, Xie Feidong, Yu Bo and Wang Yazhou, are all unique creators with rich artistic language and perceptual artistic intuition. They pay close attention to the spiritual potential of themselves, and seek for the essence of life. Through the interesting calligraphy and painting works of the artists, we can meditate the inheritance and innovation of contemporary Chinese calligraphy and painting, understand Chinese calligraphy and painting from a close and multi-perspective, learn and experience the connotation and charm of Chinese poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal engraving.

The exhibition lasts from October 6 to 14, 2018. Participating artists Nie Hui and Xie Feidong present the lecture “Reading Characters – Discovering the Beauty of Chinese Characters” on October 7 to explain the origin of the evolution of Chinese characters, involving the pronunciation, glyph and meaning of Chinese characters, and the comparison between Chinese and Western characters and culture. The lecture is a comprehensive presentation of visual arts, auditory arts and academic research.

This exhibition builds a bridge of cultural communication with calligraphy and Chinese painting to share this cultural treasure with the American audience, so that we can view the Chinese characters coming from antiquity with evolving shapes, boundless imagination and everlasting charm of art and wisdom.

 

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