On Jan. 18, ICAA Master Class was first held in Xi’an. It is the deep autumn, all the trees are having leaves fall down, so many people came to Art Museum A of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. Under the theme “The Disappearing Boundary: Design Montage”, all the students and teachers had an academic discussion about “design”, “cross-border”, “art” and “technology”.
Attendees include Professor Guo Xianlu (the dean of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts), Professor He Dan (deputy dean of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts), Professor Huang Jiancheng (deputy dean of CAFA Urban Design School and executive chairman of ICAA), Professor Han Jiaying (AGI member and vice chairman of ICAA Academic Committee), Professor Zhang Yue (from Academy of Art & Design Tsinghua University, the person in charge of China Pavilion of Milan Expo) and Professor Liang Jianguo ( a world-known designer, the founder of “Zhizao· Zhong” and the executive director of China Display Art Professional Committee). Professor Zhou Weina and Professor Wang Juan (from Architectural Environment and Art Department, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts) worked as the academic hosts. Mr. Wu Xiaochuan (the director of Graduate Student Office, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts), Mr. Shi Gang (Film & Cartoon Department, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts), Mr. Huachengjun (director of Architectural Art Design Research Office, of Architectural Environment Department, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts), Professor Pu Suwei and Professor Hai Jiping(Architectural Environment Art Department, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts) involved into the dialogue.
Professor He Dan (vice dean of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts) makes the toast
Professor Zhou Weina (director of Architectural Environment Art Department) is the academic host
Professor Wang Juan (Architectural Environment Art Department) is the academic host
Professor Huan Jiancheng made a lecture with the theme “Cross-border of Generalized Design”. Based on the academic ideologies like “design is art, art is design”, Professor Huan Jiancheng presented the lecture via several artworks, including Fantastic Art China, 2010 Shanghai Expo Urbanian Pavilion, Hunan Museum, Zoomlion Hall and Field Domain and Simulation of Digital Time etc.
Professor Huang Jiancheng: Cross-border of Generalized Design
Professor Han Jiaying is a well-known graphic design master in China, who is also the visual artist specially designated by the Palace Museum; he has made great achievements in product design and space design. Mr. Han introduced the visual design and cultural derivative products existed in Vast Land, as well as other projects linking with Vast Land, like Cultural Creative Hall, Forbidden Library, Ice House, Vanke Pavilion of Milan Expo, Lanting Jingdu, Shenzhen Contemporary Art and Urban Planning Pavilion etc.
Mr. Han is very good at extracting modern art symbols from traditional Chinese culture, then he will put these art symbols into his design. So his artworks will always look simple but international.
Professor Han Jiaying: design practice X culture context
Professor Zhang Yue’s lecture is themed “Tentacle of Technology”. In his lecture, he said “decoration” is not just to decorate something. That is decoration is not only something about art but also something about technology. Technology always bring in new materials and new tools, which will push forward the development of art. Professor Zhang Yue presented lots of newest high technologies in China, like instant shape of 3D print and application of carbon-fiber products etc. All students there were shocked and greatly impressed. Mr. Zhang hoped that students can focus more about technology and they can know about both art and technology. This is also the requirement of the future market.
Professor Zhang Yue: Tentacle of Technology
Professor Liang Jianguo put forward that easterners are the ones who are the best good at observing the nature and absorbing art nutrition from the nature. Then easterners can make products by combing the nature, life, art and technology. Mr. Liang also shared some photos which inspired his design a lot.
Wanliu School by Professor Liang Jianguo
Dialogue in the morning
(from left to right: Zhou Weina, Wu Xiaochuan, Han Jiaying, Huang Jiancheng, Shi Gang, He Dan, Hua Chengjun)
Dialogue in the afternoon
(From left to right: Wang Jun, Liang Jianguo, Zhang Yue, Pu Suwei, Hai Jiping)
Questions by students
Questions by students
Comments by masters
Huang Jiancheng, Han Jiaying, Liang Jianguo and Zhang Yue commented the artworks (Micro-Building and Non-Haze) by two students from Environment Art Department Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. First, they gave compliments to these two artworks; however, they gave suggestions about the topic-selection skills, logic application, concept-defining and feasibility of design ideology etc.
Architectural Environment Art Department of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, ICAA
Graduate Student Office of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts
Chinese Artists Association Environment Design Art Committee
China Hardware Industrial Alliance Design Expert Committee
Zhou Weina, director of Architectural Environment Art Department of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts
Kong Cenwei, CAFA doctor and teacher
Kong Jinlong, a new graphic designer