“Aesthetics of Calligraphy in East Asia”: Events featuring a thematic exhibition, international symposium, and more.
A series of the events whose theme was "aesthetics of calligraphy" was held. The special exhibition featured Chinese art works created from the Zhou to Qing dynasty which belong to Fujii Saiseikai Yurinkan Museum of Art. Among them, stones and metal works with engraved characters and calligraphy works by famous artists in its history especially attracted visitors because it is otherwise difficult to see these works. We succeeded in inviting famous scholars as lecturers to our international symposium. The symposium itself ended in great success as people actively participated in the discussion, and as a result it proved Niigata's reputation as "the area of flourishing calligraphy" to be true. In additon, as a related event, we ran a calligraphy exhibition exchange program among cities chosen as Culture Cities of East Asia, which displayed carved Chinese characters by Tosen Usuda and his fellow calligraphers. There were also many families who participated in a calligraphy workshop led by college students, because it was an event in which they could actively participate. Their experience was enjoyable and unforgettable. A calligraphy performance by students from the calligraphy club of Tokyo Gakkan High School also entertained people through their dynamic motions in drawing calligraphy works.
|Event Date (2015)||8月1日～9月9日|
|Main Participants||「東アジア＜書の美学＞」実行委員会、「東アジア文化都市2015新潟市」実行委員会 特別協力：文化庁|
|Introduction of Event||We present the exhibition “Aesthetics of Calligraphy in East Asia”, featuring the Chinese calligraphy works of Fuji Yurin-kan. Also, we present an exhibition of carved Chinese characters by Tosen Usuda and his fellow calligraphers. Moreover, we have organized an international symposium discussing the traditions and changes in the aesthetics of calligraphy in East Asia where international researchers, including Chinese and Korean experts, will present their research outcomes and discuss the subject. In addition to the symposium, local high school students give a performance of calligraphy, and local college students will give a calligraphy workshop.|