Meeting with China Academy of Art
Alicia Candiani, director of ´ace Project, was invited to the “International Forum of Printmaking Art School Deans” / “International Forum of Deans of Schools of Graphic Arts” (IFPASD), organized by the China Central Academy of Art (CAFA) in Beijing , China, December 03 to December 8, 2015. All deans of the China Art Academies participated in the forum along with 10 international artists leading Art Academies or international graphic arts workshops. By bringing together this prestigious group of specialists, the forum focused on the future of printmaking and print media by exploring unknown fields of various artistic practices.
The theme of the inaugural forum was With a beginning and no end: on the multi-dimensional evolution of the teaching and creation of graphic arts. Research / Cognition, Interpretation / Transformation, and Experiments and more, were the three main topics discussed at the forum. The organizers sought to address new ideas such as the past and future of printmaking, tradition and modernity, skills and concepts. In order to address the educational system and take into account the real needs for master’s degrees in engraving, CAFA plans to make the forum a triennial, a very important event for the engraving community, and an academic platform for professionals to observe, track and study the future of this art.
ABOUT CHINA CENTRAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (CAFA) | BEIJING, CHINA
Founded in 1950, the Engraving Department at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts has always been a pioneer among the Fine Arts universities in China, with rich experience and knowledge in the practice of different techniques to share. China Central Academy of Fine Arts offers three-year degree programs and four-year graduate programs.
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