№ 256/2010 from Aug 05, 2010
On Wednesday, August 25, 2010, the Confucius Institute at Freie Universität will be opening an exhibition of drawings by Chen Jianghong, a Chinese children’s book author and painter. Chen Jianghong currently lives in Paris and will be present to introduce his work. There will be a reception following his presentation. On Saturday, August 28, Chen Jianghong will be running a half-day painting and drawing workshop for adults and children over eight years. The materials will be provided, and the cost is 40 euros. RSVP by August 23.
During the workshop, Chen Jianghong will present techniques and motifs of Chinese ink painting, one of the oldest art forms in the world. He will thus allow the workshop participants to participate in the creation of his art. After his presentation the participants will have an opportunity to practice the motifs and Chinese characters themselves and will be able to take home their own work of art.
Chen Jianghong was born in 1963 and studied art in Tianjin and Beijing. Since 1987 he has been working as a freelance artist in Paris and has published numerous children’s books. His work has gained international attention. Chen has received many awards in Germany, e.g., the German Youth Literature Award (2005), the Pied Piper Award for Literature (2006), and the Luchs Book Selection for Children and Young Adults Award (2006).
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