I participated in the summer 2008 in 3rd Beijing international Art Biennale with my artwork „29 positions“ to the theme „Colors and Olympia“. This participation was supported by the
Liechtenstein cultural Foundation, Foundation Guido Feger, Centrum Bank and the LGT Bank. I feel honored get the chance to participate at a so great art event.
Beijing Biennale has been prepared for two years, it has sent out the request to more than 100 countries, and received nearly 10,000 materials from all over the world. And more than 700 artworks created by 600 artists from 81 countries were selected and was exhibited in Beijing. All this works were shown in National Art Museum of China and Exhibition Hall of Central Academy of Fine Arts, in addition to the Theme Exhibition of Beijing Biennale, there were simultaneously the Special Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Great Britain, Norway, Mexico and International Prints etc.
Accommodation of all foreign participating artists was in the central convenient 5 stars Beijing hotel so that all of them met daily and exchanged at least when eating or in the evening, after arduous working days. That was for the advancement of the networks and the exchange an enormous meaning.
The host strove to arrange the stay of the artists from all over the world as interesting as possible, then were organized also visits of the monumental Chinese Great Wall and Forbidden City.
The most participating artists was not allowed to escape to visit the well-known artist district 798 with innumerable galleries and artist studios. Thus they went there and let themselves inspire from the seen. Some of them tried to make contacts to galleries wich represent also the foreign artists.
I came already two days before the opening of the Biennale to Beijing and was friendly recieved from Miss Lucy Han, the Gallerist of the Soemo gallery. So I had the possibility to visit the studios of many domestic artists in a Beijings suburb which lies in the Thong Zhou District and is about more than 15 kilometers of the City centre.
The enormous accumulation of the creative energy which I felt in this place, induced me to paint my three acrylic pictures in the studio of the Artist Zhang Lun.
I'm very happy to announce that also KUL, only one monthly culture magazine we have in Liechtenstein, published on
20.7.2008 a short story about my partitipation in 3rd beijing international art biennale! On the photo in this art magazine are to see also my American artist colleagues Devin and Dana, short before the opening ceremony in front Chinese National Art Museum.
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