Exhibit: Prints from Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
"Prints from Central Academy of Fine Arts" brings to Cornell a selection of work produced by the faculty and students of the Printmaking program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China. The artwork on exhibit display an engagement with traditional forms of print media, including European based lithography, intaglio, and serigraphy as well as the first form of printmaking, the woodcut, invented in China. Also on view is work using video, another common extension of the print media platform. The inherent portability of the print form allow for this firsthand view into the range of issues and strategies these artists face in their practices.
CAFA is truly the central and most progressive art program in China. The Printmaking program at CAFA is a vitally engaged environment that has produced many of the multi-media artists we commonly associate with the first generation of global practitioners from China, including Xu Bing, Fang Li Jun, and Feng Meng Bao. In conjunction with this exhibit students and faculty from CAFA will a visit the art department in October.