Dialogue in Yinchuan
Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking 2017
NingXia as a remote province of China is far from the main coastal area which developed in the early years for “Reform and Opening-up”. So It doesn’t reap the harvest from the early development because of lacking the regional superiority and policy advantage, but also hasn’t take disadvantages in that time. But now, the time of “China Western Development” is coming, NingXia is redoubling.
Early years in China, the leaders realized it’s unwise to merely develop the national economy without culture following up. Because the history prove that culture is the one of constraints in developing economy. Nowadays our state values the construction of culture even in some state-supported impoverished counties. With the situation of poverty has changing gradually, nation also started “Spiritual Assistance” in order to make each citizen clear the main reason of poverty.
Now in Ningxia, as the time of making development program, the government also bring the plan of constructing culture into line with the long-term consideration. They chose the art insightful, and then held Dialogue in Yinchuan, the Invitational Exhibition of Printmaking Works from China and United States of America last year. It’s like to dig a “canal” in the “dry field” with the printmaking as the first shovel. This time, The Group Exhibition of Printmaking Works from China and The United Kingdom will keep digging. And I believe the art as water will moisten Ningxia and worm our printmakers’ heart.
China National Academy of Painting are very glad to cooperate with local government and printmakers, support developing economy by printmaking culture and make international communication positively. In order to open a door which can draw attention from all Chines