Resident Show and Discussion 'Journey; An Artistic Dialogue'
August 23rd 2014
EVENT TYPE Resident Art Show and Discussion Panel
LOCATION 74 State Street, New London CT

  • Reident artists with American Artists at round table discussion
  • Artists at the Boston MoMA
  • Reident artists with American artists duringround table discussion
  • Reident artists at the Wadsworth Art Museum
  • Reident artists at the Yale British Arts Museum
  • Residents relaxing in New York City
'Journey; An Artistic Dialogue' is the International Contemporary Artist Space's (ICAS) August 2014 exhibition featuring 12 highly accomplished and distinguished contemporary Chinese Painters taking part in the ICAS Artist Residency program. From impressionistic and abstract to striking contemporary figurative pieces, these artists have honed their painting abilities and reflect upon their life experiences and artistic vision through their work. Looking to the future, these artists hope to gain new experiences and insights on art and culture on their journey to the west through exciting opportunities to live and be involved with new culture and meet with fellow contemporary artists.

Along with the exhibition, the artists took part in a round table Artist Discussion Panel prior to the show opening with a number of other prominent American artists. On August 23, 2014, International
Contemporary Art Space [ICAS] presented its month long exchange program show titled Journey: an Artistic Dialogue, concerning art in diplomacy between twelve artists native to the Shandong Province of China as well as hosted an artist dialogue which included an additional ten American artists. The American artists that participated in the dialogue include:

Vincent Desiderio, Mel Leipzig, Barkley Hendricks, Susanna Coffey, Fred Osborne, Judith Osborne, Rebecca Moran, Bridget Grady, Afarin Rahmanifar, Salvatore Scalora.

The twelve program participants include:

Yang Songlin, Chen Guoli, Chen Jianhua, Guan Puxue, Kong Xinmiao, Song Quiming, Wang Yuping, Zhang Ping, Zhang Zhiqing, Zhong Jikun, Zhou Weihua.

It was an exciting opportunity for everyone involved and an excellent cultural and artistic exchange between some of today's top contemporary artists. The ICAS August resident artists are all prominent artists, teachers, and members of artistic establishments from the Shandong Provence of China. The following is a list of the visiting August ICAS resident artists.

Lin Junjuan: Coordinator of Shandong Artist Association Delegation; Director and Curator of Shandong Oil Painting Association Office
Chen Guoli: Coordinator of Shandong Artist Association Delegation; Director of China Oil Painting Society; Vice President of Shandong Oil Painting Society
Yang Songlin: Executive Director of China Oil Painting Society
President of Shandong Oil Painting Society
Chen Jianhua: Professor of Shandong University of Arts
Guan Puxue: Professor of Shandong University of Arts
Kong Xinmiao: President of Fine Arts department of Shandong Normal University
Song Qiming: Professor of Shandong University of Arts
Wang Yuping: Professor of Shandong University of Arts
Zhong Jikun: Senior painter of Shandong Painting Academy
Zhang Ping: Professor of Fine Arts department of Shandong Normal University
Zhou Weihua: Professor of Fine Arts department of University of Jinan
Zhang Zhiqiang: Professor of Fine Arts department of Shandong Jianzhu University

With such an accomplished collection of contemporary Chinese artists, 'Journey; An Artistic Dialogue' will be wonderful opportunity for artistic exchange and inspiration for everyone involved and interested by today's contemporary painters.