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“2020 Chungshan Youth Art Award Traveling Exhibition”First Stop at Changhua

   National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Cultural Affairs Bureau, Changhua County, co-organizes “2020 Chungshan Youth Art Award Traveling Exhibition” on the first floor of Changhua County Art Museum. The opening ceremony was held this morning (February 5). There are 50 selected works in total, including ink art, calligraphy, and oil painting.
The first stop of “2020 Chungshan Youth Art Award Traveling Exhibition” is at Changhua County Art Museum. The cultural exchange between cities and museums will encourage the youth artists to broaden horizons and refine creation. The platform to show their art talent is provided to enhance the art and cultural development. Today the distinguished guests attending the opening ceremony included Changhua County Magistrate, Wang Huei-mei, County Councilor, Li Bao-yin, Director-general of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Wang Lan-sheng, Director of Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau, Zhang Que-fen, Chungshan Award judge representative, Prof. Ni Chao-lung, Chungshan Award winner of the calligraphy group, Chen Zhao-kun, Chairman of Changhua County Calligraphy Society, Wu Qi-lin, artisan Huang Ma-qing, artist Huang Liang-chen, artist Hong Wen-li, artist Chang Lian-fang, artist Lai Jin-yuan, artist representatives, civil officers, and local gentry.

   Magistrate Wang said Changhua County has been a culture-based county for nearly 300 years and cultivated many outstanding art and cultural talents. The winner of Chungshan Award of the calligraphy group, Chen Zhao-kun, was born in Lugang. He is the youth from Changhua approved by the calligraphy group of “Chungshan Youth Art Award” after Lin Jun-chen and Wu Qi-lin. His achievement proves the soft power of the abundant culture and art in Changhua. The traveling exhibition is held in Changhua as the first stop. The citizens of Changhua will be able to appreciate these youth artists’ works at a close distance. Besides, it also enhances the more frequent cultural exchange between Changhua and National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. The art and cultural exchange between cities and museums will boost the youths’ creative power and inspire concepts and heritage. It is hoped that the citizens will grasp the chance to feel the true beauty of art.

   Director-general of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Wang Lan-sheng, said the competition encourages youths to engage in art creation and has developed many famous domestic artists. More importantly, it is to attract the art lovers all over the country to create their own works. Besides the exhibition at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, the traveling exhibitions of “2020 Chungshan Youth Art Award” will be held this year. The first stop is Changhua County, where many cultural talents gather. In the past five years, three Chungshan Award winners of the calligraphy group were from Changhua. Furthermore, Changhua, with the solid historical and cultural foundation, has cultivated many outstanding art creators. National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall expects the traveling exhibition to present the great creative power of the outstanding youth art talents in Taiwan in front of the Changhua citizens first. In the future, it is hoped to have more chances to work with Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau and to exhibit the works of the outstanding artists from the county in Taipei.

    Starting from March and April this year, the three winners of Chungshan Award will be able to apply to hold exhibitions at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall excepted from review and for free. Besides, “Chungshan Youth Art Award” as a brand will also cooperate with Taiwan Art Gallery Association to join “2021 ART TAICHUNG” so that the three Chungshan Award winners’ works will be showed at the art market. Chungshan Youth Art Award has been held for five years, and the action to support the youth art creation will go beyond five years and continue.

   In his speech, the judge representative, Prof. Ni Chao-lung, said the review process of Chungshan Youth Art Award is very strict and the competition is keen. Every winning work was approved by the judges after they discussed and achieved consensus. Therefore, the capacity of the winners and the level of the works can withstand the test of time, and their art achievement is well-acknowledged.

   The competition of “Chungshan Youth Art Awards” encourages the young artists aged from 20 to 45 to develop their creation. The submitted works are categorized into three groups: ink art, calligraphy, and oil painting. After the initial and final reviews, the 49 winners were selected including three Chungshan Award winners, three second places, three third places, 15 honorable mention awards, and 25 selected awards. The Chungshan Award winners this year are Chen Shi-hang for the ink art group, Chen Zhao-kun for the calligraphy group, and Yang You-sheng for the oil painting group. Each winner is given NT$300,000 and one trophy.

   “2020 Chungshan Youth Art Award Traveling Exhibition” will grandly take place on the first floor of Changhua County Art Museum from February 3 to 28, 2021. For more information, please visit the website of Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau, fam.bocach.gov.tw, and the website of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, www.yatsen.gov.tw, or call the service counter of the museum, (04)725-0057, ext.1101.