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					On the social responsibility of art in the contemporary
Discuss the social responsibility of art in contemporary issues easier
to generalities, but serious consideration of this issue will
necessarily involve the concept of ideology in contemporary China,
political power consciousness, aesthetic traditions and the
relationship between art and capital issues ; particularly if the
social responsibility not only as a theoretical problem, but it is a
practice the actions, the complexity and sensitivity is to be
controversial. This article attempts to put the author in recent years
in thinking and practice in this regard a preliminary comprehensive
discussion and hope that researchers concerned with the topic of
criticism correction.
A
First the basic concepts of the topic to make some defining.
First of all, I hope to discuss art in contemporary China's social
problems. Here, "Contemporary China" is both a historical
concept and the concept of a continuation to the present; and
"social", contains a description of the meaning and value
judgments. When we put the "art" of the concept placed in
the meantime, the relationship between the three posed as a natural
form of representation of the objective fact that the logic of this
domain is based on objectivity, and It also shows a position and
dimensions of value judgments. The universe is not self-discipline and
art, aesthetic or mystical domain of such a conflict, but rather, is
about the art of speech in a necessary dimensions and properties.
Obviously, this universe is no doubt in doctrinal legitimacy. However,
still the mainstream ideology of domination and submission of false
narrative art of growing fame by the logic of capital and a certain
artistic landscape dominated by the coexistence of shallow and noisy,
art seemed a bit outdated social issues - whether it is for " old
"mainstream or" new "mainstream, it can only be in a
marginal position. However, because of this, the objective of the
domain also targeted to generate it. Both for the false, vulgar,
flattering to the power of "social values" and also put
together for a full, imitation, speculation and worship the rich
mentality "art concept"; and that it not only for the
critical concepts and phenomena of Speech More importantly, it seeks
to make relevant knowledge into the value of constructive art in the
community and the binding mechanism and behavior. To do this, and
really must be the art with the public system and discuss social
responsibility, thus promoting the arts and public mechanisms of
social interaction and restricted relationship.
Secondly, with regard to "social responsibility." In
general, the most current practical significance of this concept of
speaking in social and economic fields, referring to "corporate
social responsibility", which include: tax law for the
government; provide employment opportunities for the community
population; to provide the market qualified products or services.
These responsibilities have a statutory and mandatory features, is a
statutory responsibility to bear. In contrast, the social
responsibility of art in the contemporary legal system of
responsibilities and these responsibilities are clearly different, if
the arts is an individual, is basically illegal qualitative,
non-mandatory. In other words, no business and publicly claim that it
dare not take any social responsibility, but artists can claim he has
no legal obligation to be socially responsible.
In fact, as in all areas of cultural production, as the first social
responsibility of art is rooted in the spirit of art as a
human-specific activities of the essential attribute of being. The
reason why humans have art, the art lies in achieving the free
exchange of thoughts and emotions, the art of man and nature, the
reality of social and aesthetic awareness. In the understanding of
life and society, the social responsibility of the property to occur
naturally. Here the "responsibility" concept and the
company's statutory obligations are talking about not the same, it is
a spiritual judge, care and self-fashioning.
The reason arts have social responsibility, because it can not really
be divorced from society. Self, art itself, the presentation of the
individual nature of mind and so is undoubtedly a very important
aesthetic aspect of consciousness, but they actually can not separate
the arts and social contact. After all, art is nothing more than a
sense of community spirit of the area to determine its value,
presentation, communication effects, and both are in society formation
and implementation. More important is that we ask of art is actually
for Meaning, leaving the pursuit of social and value of life, the
existence of art must be very lack of meaning.
However, if only generally about the "art" and "social
responsibility", it is no substantive meaning. "In reality
there is no such thing as Art, only the artist only." [1]
Therefore, this article is for individual artists, groups and arts
organizations, cultural management organizations, and to "social
responsibility" to implement in different realistic level for
discussion.
II
And "social responsibility" law of finds is the closest one
as a social cultural and arts administrator authority, or those who
have the power to dominate the art of public resources and
institutions. These agencies reflect the link artists and the public
mechanisms and public power, for the public, how to understand and
judge the art by the activities of these institutions and
organizations, production, consumption, etc., have become a great need
to focus on public interest. Therefore, the public (taxpayers) conduct
a socio-economic, political, social ethics at the level of
accountability is a legitimate right, and the related arts institution
of "social responsibility" will have some degree of
statutory sexual feature is that it must bear responsibility.
In the moment, the Government's cultural authorities, the official
arts into art production, circulation is a very deep level, but on the
investment behavior of the socio-economic accounting has come very
slowly, even today we have not seen one from the official large-scale
arts projects on the implementation of the economic decision-making
and economic accounting bills, reports, publicity and so on. Our
deputies have been at the meeting can be a major project for the
Government's budget for the question or even deny, but for millions of
easily into the arts or even thousands of yuan (large Biennale, etc.)
sources of funding, benefits allocation and other issues not yet
raised the question. However, I believe the day will come.
In theory, the government administration to use taxpayer money to the
taxpayer that is consistent with recent or long
Term interests of the principle; if social and economic projects,
utility facilities within the project although there must also be
in-depth study of various problems, but the sense of the basic
applications of stakeholders with the taxpayer is still more obvious
if such an artistic production, the activities of interests is very
difficult to identify the. This is not saying we should include the
contemporary spirit of the arts, including the production of
production and material interests of the rights of similarly placed on
the balance of public consideration of a common accepted - as the
elite and the general public in the cultural accomplishment, vision
and other eye aspects of the inevitable gaps should not be, it is
impossible to discuss a bridge such as whether the public should
continue to discuss whether charges should be organized as an art
exhibition. However, without such forms of discussion and voting does
not mean that our culture and official policy-makers can put money
into art institutions as the interests of taxpayers and their right to
express nothing - though no one in words say this, but in actual
operation, it has been taken into account the interests and rights of
the taxpayer, is still very doubtful. Enjoy state-funded contemporary
culture - which of course includes contemporary art - the creation, in
theory, the rights of all taxpayers, because it is the taxpayers pay
to create all these possible, but in the implementation of such the
process of creation and enjoyment of full political and economic
issues. One very important question is: "the implementation of
the right to require public expenditure, which made an urgent but
neglected the issue of democratic responsibility and distributive
justice: the implementation of the principles of tax allocation of
legal rights? Who decides the amount of resources used to finance
which specific groups or individuals which specific rights? "[2]
Should be recognized that the construction of art and culture into the
national socio-economic issue is more complicated, then we have from
the perspective of taxpayers, from the relatively simple level, the
social responsibility of art managers make some preliminary
questioning it:
1) and the China Art Gallery, Museum widespread than the case of a
serious shortage of funds, for a very short time, professional and
strong investment in the arts is far from breaking the great long-term
interests of taxpayers and short-term interest balance? when such arts
are regarded as an international city projects to recruit his best
artistic celebrities, spend lots of money to create works of
sensationalism, when the taxpayer's profits to be reflected? or
rather, whether the interests of the taxpayer by the damage?
2) If the abnormal development of the domestic metropolitan areas with
strong contrast between the poor and backward into account, then threw
in all kinds of art works at the daughter, the taxpayers as a whole
suffered by people of unequal treatment can be attributed to a kinds
of robbing the poor to the rich cultural plunders?
3) large-scale arts events from a variety of budget allocation,
project contracting, payment distribution, collection of works,
specifications, and so received the mercy of a process of using real
money, the Government has formulated and implemented what has
accurately and professionally for of preventing corruption measures?
works of art, especially a lot of contemporary art production process
is largely the product will be the same as it is full of strange,
exaggerated excessive, pretending to have surprises, space and the
possibility of corruption is very much regulation of the construction
project comparable anti-corruption monitoring difficult. So, what can
monitor their rights and interests of the taxpayer's agent do?
Finally, if the taxpayer suspect that these problems are only exposed
surface of the jian, will be hidden in the bottom have more questions,
then what is the mechanism to ensure that their right to know it?
Thus, the art as a social problem of the social responsibility of
managers have been very clear, very clear, has always been in other
areas of production, circulation and consumption, as the statutory
responsibility of social responsibility. But in reality, those
responsibilities tend to be diluted in the name of art, be forgotten.
C
Social responsibility to individual artists is entirely belong to
another nature. In some cases, well-known artists or economic power
may engage in charity activities, such as the earthquake relief
activities in many works of charity, etc. artists contribute to the
disaster areas, such acts as property and entrepreneurial
contributions to the disaster area very clear manifestation of a sense
of social responsibility. However, this situation with the art itself,
and not directly related. We can only accurately, the artists here
demonstrate a willingness to return to the community, caring citizens
appear. Morality here, honor concept, but neither is legal in nature,
nor the spirit of responsibility.
First problem is how we define social responsibility as an artist and
individual problems? Or from the perspective of freedom, we are
artists in contemporary life, cherish the social responsibility of
what can reasonably be expected to do what? Front talked about
"the first social responsibility of art is rooted in the spirit
of art as a human-specific activities of the essential attribute of
being", "Art can not really be divorced from society,"
and so on is just a macro-narrative, it can not be completely applied
to the micro- of individuals. Purely personal aesthetic, is both a
natural and rational self-pleasure, but also about social
responsibility can not, we can not undermine the existence of meaning
and value of the artist. Therefore, we first define the problem is:
This is a completely belongs to the construction of individual
subjectivity and diversity of choice, is free, you can not take any
legal restraints. We oppose the concept of social responsibility to
evaluate the artist as a universal standard.
But it is equally reasonable that, in talking about the artist's
social responsibility, they can cherish for the artist to achieve the
value of the art of social criticism, social expectations of the
educational value of other functions. The hope is discussed in the
eyes of the artist as a cultural value orientation, and his artistic
creation of a closely linked with the concept of social
responsibility.
In order to more directly the problem of local description, we have
tried in the preliminary classification based on the artists it some
thought, of course, there will be many this classification is not very
precise and accurate, it just as we think provide a species
identification coordinates, somewhat similar to some idealized model,
it in no way encourage or induce any artist in the right seat.
For some is generally considered a great success of contemporary
artists, social responsibility is the concept of the existence and
properties of the problem in this thesis research. The success of some
contemporary artists have been very difficult to model and state of
mind I am afraid that enables researchers to overestimate their social
responsibility will be guilty of an error. Turning point in terms of
Chinese contemporary art, if art and international politics of the
"extraordinary grafting" is a prominent phenomenon, it gives
some of the artists bring a state of mind is of international status
and economic status value, and even self-deification tendencies. Thus
leading to spiritual self-exaggerated, behavioral and economic riches
clique expectations. In many people, the artists put into the
contemporary movement of the time, gangs, grade, etc. of overseas
exhibitions as a matter of course a sign of distinction between the
status of artists, not usually available to qualified artists to fame
and the market price formation in art circles in their symbolic
identity. This is the contemporary artist's pot of gold. Development
process in the future, the use of market mechanisms and timely
interest to establish its status to a relatively solid. Example of
this model and the Academy of Fine Arts through the pedigree from the
market with high demonstration effect to a valid path, resulting in
the minds of some artists more strongly self-expectations. When the
mainstream consciousness for various reasons - such as the concept of
an international metropolis and cultural achievements, etc. - and show
of contemporary art limited tolerance, and keen to show carnival of
contemporary art, many of who have a sense of independence and free
spirit to meet and ask the artist to become the strategy to achieve
the purpose of fame and fortune. The same situation is that the
behavior of some corporate sponsorship of the arts Although some
occur, but the generosity and openness is still very poor, even these
Jilinggousui sponsorship has made many artists, art institutions are
no longer dare to adhere to the social criticism and the spirit of
artistic freedom; many artists growing independence and critical
spirit sinking, many speculative "concept innovation" is
essentially a spiritual meaning behind the poor, the position means
nothing and the language of superficial entertainment. In this case,
the loss of critical human spirit in the position is inevitable.
However, there are many contemporary artists in their pursuit of art
reflect the view of their social responsibility. In fact, this is not
a purely personal spiritual pursuit problem. From the large background
that the embodiment of modern transformation mainly in three areas:
institutional transformation, social transformation, transformation of
individual and cultural psychology. The transformation of these three
areas is the "new channels" process, the new construction of
cultural psychology of individual corporations are based, but the
significance is very important. Construction of the main psychological
problem with the last words, is a "comprehensive transformation
of world view" process, which includes ideas and concepts, very
rich and complex emotions. In fact, the same transformation in
contemporary society there is a comprehensive process of
transformation, we have no reason not to place emphasis on learning in
Chinese contemporary art the authenticity of political narrative. From
the development trend of contemporary culture, the emergence of
contemporary art itself is no lack of passion and ethical
responsibility Thought. The diversity of contemporary art and
creativity will undoubtedly totalitarian and despotic way of thinking,
values generated intense conflict, the game of contemporary art, body,
symbolic of the simulation are all phenomena of nature, and so is the
spirit of despotism ideology of free and resistance. Provide creative
artists to promote people's thoughts and feelings the free exchange of
contemporary aesthetic images that can help society to understand each
and every member of the radical social thought, can provide resistance
to historians outside the cultural memory of the massacre on policy
and policy distortions powerful weapon, all these, is it not an art of
social responsibility are implemented it?
There is, if considered from the perspective of cultural patterns of
contemporary artists, community survival and production methods
If contemporary Chinese society, its living space and the spirit of
the individual expansion of production space is worthy of further
exploration - and this is what a social contribution? May be
misappropriated and to be inspired by a case study is the Sa Libei
Plains for Greenwich Village in the study, as he described "as a
fabulous alternative space" Greenwich Village and the
relationship between modern American culture, from the outset, citing
Michel Foucault in his essay "alternative space" created the
term: "Heterotopia" (Heterotopias) - a special term
penetration. Its meaning is "something similar to anti-sites, an
effective realization of the utopian, where culture can find ... ...
all the other real sites, all at the same time the performance of the
competition was transformed into a" ; "Heterotopia" is
both a reflection of society, but also against the real space of
society (and Utopia is a fictional, non-real), both deviate from the
normal place at the same time you can walk through them; both to the
four infiltration they keep themselves isolated. Foucault believes
that in our modern culture, both Heterotopia fantasy, there are
compensatory. [3] It should be said, in contemporary Chinese society,
the advent of Heterotopias contemporary art is the gift of prayer, it
makes a way of life on the illusion of freedom has been a degree of
implementation.
Contemporary China, there are still a much larger group of artists,
this group may have more to come from within the system and the
commercial market. This is a contemporary art production in China the
main part of the official art from a variety of exhibitions, art
institutions Project Exhibition, Gathering of the local elite academy
or joint, commercial gallery exhibitions, arts and crafts shops and
tourist craft shops University of the Arts and even the veteran
amateur, the production of art products spread all over. Although the
art of production is also adapted to the cultural needs of society, it
hosted the same can not be denied social responsibility, but the
problem is an art in such an atmosphere beneath the artist to develop
both the aesthetic dimensions of rigid, narcissistic the model, to
adapt to the cultural community in the spirit of the continuation of
the conservative and inert. Upheld by society in general mediocrity,
the lack of adventurous spirit and power of discourse on the aesthetic
dimension of aesthetic ideology insists that all contribute to people
habitually meet the old, rigid system. Throughout the mainstream and
commercial art world, this relatively rigid, narcissistic aesthetic
dimension of art as a mainstream trend, has been relatively stable
existence. It has a stable discourse space and commercial markets,
commercial galleries, private collections and never launched the name
of the disappearance of the mainstream of social art project, the
objective is always to provide a living for their soil.
In this atmosphere, the issue of social responsibility can easily be
diluted into a millennium of embellishment, even covered in depth in
the field of spiritual and cultural exploration and critical spirit.
Moreover, more commonly, issued from this group exclusion and for
contemporary art is often justly criticized as "social
responsibility" in the name. Of course, the ideology of the
contemporary Chinese context, "social responsibility" is a
heterogeneous things started to crush any popular words, its real
meaning is to maintain social status and political pattern of
difference sequence, the same culture qualitative. Therefore, we
should be especially wary of a fake "social responsibility"
and shirk the real name of social responsibility.
When we turn our gaze to the social phenomenon should have been the
most sensitive, with all the injustice and unfairness are
As possible, at least in cahoots university campus, on the
"social responsibility" of the problem is not optimistic. In
today's college campuses filled with a very common state of mind and
behavior: the public welfare, political choice, the value of the
authenticity of identity completely abandoned self-selection,
everything from the stark utilitarian practical objective, without any
real belief but afraid to speak of promises. The reason why all this
has become common practice, institutional arrangements work best
thing: scholarships for student evaluation, assessment of advanced
(both monetary reward) when the measurement accuracy can reach double
digits after the decimal point, that is, when what cadres according to
participate in What activities, and so calculated. The so-called
campus is full of a variety of student work must strive to complete
the development indicators, while the honest desire from the bottom
while avoiding the political conscience of fear.
In the market economy, art students seeking semester in graduate
employment and economic pressure, under pressure from university
students in general than the earlier part-time for social activities,
engaged in design, media, publishing, industry studies, etc. work.
Without affecting the learning of the premise, the exercise of their
social work practice the ability to work will be helpful. However, can
not be ignored that social Mouxie vulgar culture, to practical utility
for the transfer of value judgments, etc. will inevitably have a
negative impact on students. Of political indifference,
sophistication, fashion, pleasure too obsessed, worship, so no Academy
of Fine Arts students have experienced many radical ideas and full of
romantic temperament of university life, the noble art of emotional
impulse and the performance of simple desire is strong difficult to
train together.
Should be recognized that in such an atmosphere about the art of
"social responsibility" issue is quite difficult. However,
the art of the past few years we were associated with the activities
of social practice perspective, young college students is still the
object of our main demands, because, after all, some students still
cherish the value of social care and life.
IV
No one dared to deny the "cultural influence for the social
value" - almost all of the cultural sociology researchers are
certain that this force exists. Although one can not value the arts
for artists of social values and social institutions influence, this
does not negate the spirit of art as a phenomenon of human beings do
have this power. The artists and art critics need to think about is:
are we willing to lose this power petition? As for contemporary art
strategies to achieve its critical function, I believe that many
artists do not lack wisdom, only in the strategy need to worry about
under cover lost the critical position and become complicit. Worth
thinking about is Pierre Bourdieu's technical capacity of Hans Huck -
in my opinion this is simply a strategy to achieve the purpose of
capacity - the respected, he thought the criticism of social movements
or opposition movement said it should be "technical
advisers" They are good to excellent in visual art technology to
produce more moving than reading the power of literature. Here, the
"technology" and "strategy" is not an excuse to
avoid critical value or means, but to make a critical spirit can be
achieved and communicated.
Here we can not avoid the question is: in modern art history art has
always existed in the left-wing thought on how to evaluate and how to
become today's relationship between art and society Study and Practice
of resources? Eighty years since the art of political domination
Reflection has only emphasized the Shade of the past re-excavation of
historical figures, and how to make the research go beyond the
"painful memories, emotional experience of release and a purely
political level", the fine arts from the left wing of the
socialist development path of art placed in Modernity in the context
of the analysis, and to think as a narrative of modernity go hand in
hand with the revolutionary art of narrative value, is still unknown
dark. Should seriously think and ask: are there or what is the true
socialist ideal of art? We had what kind of practice and lessons
learned? Whether we should retain its sympathy and understanding? Its
past and present and future, what real contact? a socialist art
history, whether it contains the history of ideas? world socialist
country comparative study of art, politics and Cold War thinking on
the impact of China's socialist art, from war, civil war to the Cold
War, the arts as one of ideology is bound to coerce an area's image
and played the role of that? - and all this, is it not occur with the
Chinese contemporary art has a very close relationship it?
Should be clear that the core of art and value of social
responsibility to pursue is to make "people to enjoy real
freedom." Contemporary American economist Amartya Sen on
"Development as Freedom," the idea is worth learning from.
Amartya Sen emphasized that the primary objective of social
development and the highest mission is "expanding the real
freedoms that people enjoy," which means that each member of the
community enjoy the true freedom as the primary social development and
values. In the cultural and spiritual life, the so-called "People
enjoy the real freedom" refers to every member of society to
realize their spiritual and cultural needs of the substantive rights;
social and public resources are used in the equal rights of cultural
production; and so on.
Therefore, the highest value judgments of freedom is what contemporary
art to judge the value of social responsibility, and this is closely
linked with real life, and all live in reality closely related members
of society. Now put the issue of social responsibility of art, both
the phenomenon of contemporary art has long been presented in the
meaning of rational thinking, more important contemporary art in China
for the specific context for reflection. This includes the value
orientation of people look at issues, such as the meaning of public
art and exhibitions, and public democratic power operation mechanism
between the various related issues.
Proposition of social responsibility must contain social and political
issues of concern to rethink the relationship between art and social
and political issues of contemporary art can not be evaded. First, the
Modern Art left since the spirit of vulgar sociology should get rid of
its re-composition based on the implicit understanding and evaluation
of its ethical and critical spirit; the second is to promote
contemporary art today turned to the basic concept of sociological and
core spirit among the members to achieve social freedom of speech,
freedom of exchange. Especially for the social ills and suffering of
life, contemporary art should take a moral mission critical and
humanistic care.
Famous German contemporary artist Hans Huck and Yuesefubo AES art
belief is the strongest part of the social responsibility on issues of
contemporary art in idealism; particularly Bo Dubois, who think that
art is the treatment of social trauma means, and art is politics,
politics is art, art is the direct intervention of social
responsibility and social life, which he proposed "social
sculpture" The Theory and Practice. He not only active art
practice, but also a courageous social and political activist, a
utopian society Utopian.
Moral principles from the perspective of the social responsibility of
contemporary art, which is the soul of artists should avoid torture.
V
In recent years, together with my friends and I planned and
implemented a number of social care practice with a combination of
artwork, I hope these cases help to interpret from a practical point
of view, "art in the contemporary social responsibility" in
this topic.
A) "New Poster Exhibition"
From June 2004 onwards, I planned to "call for social justice and
equity" for the purpose of the new poster activity, after a call
for entries, selection, preparation for exhibitions, theoretical
summary of the lecture circuit, open discussion, such as a media
series development process, having heard the views of the community,
based on the form is being developed more diverse, attracting more
extensive participation of citizens, "the new poster
activities."
In fact, this is a premature death, not the final realization of the
exhibition. , Called the "new propaganda exhibition" The
theme is "Call of social justice and equity." Its core idea
is to guide the theory of social progress, in reality there is still a
lot of injustice, unfair system, the phenomenon of the target of the
criticism, sympathetic suffering, opposed to insensitive, calling
social justice and equity.
Here the so-called "new poster" mainly refers to: 1, it is
mainly no longer the top-down integration of the political movement
mobilization, advocacy tools, but a real life from the thought of art
activities; 2 works to draw a new change in the form of the past,
hand-painted, you can now use computers and other technological means
of production; 3, in the past mainly in the distribution of posters,
printed materials and a large number of great streets in the form of
posters indoor and outdoor space to play advocacy role, and today we
can only be published in the media, in the Art Museum and the pages
printed in the form of a small amount of publicity.
The theme for our exhibition, the most important "new"
intervention in the value of the position and attitude of life. Call
for Papers and posters we have a slogan: "All artists with a
conscience to act together to call for social justice and
equity!" We affirm that this is the art of public welfare
activities, we hope all have a conscience, socially responsibility of
the artist. Therefore, we do not choose, do not release the artist,
choosing instead to work on social justice and equity issued the call.
We recommend that artists learn from the past "theme first",
"go deep into life" and other creative method of rational
elements in the form of expression and artistic language to be simple
to understand, to arouse the sympathy of ordinary people, these
posters from the old get inspiration. In addition, the exhibition's
selection of outstanding works and research activities should follow
the mass line. Selection Committee and the workshop will be humanities
social science scholars, artists, workers, peasants, businessmen, the
civil servants, entrepreneurs, staff and other components, emphasizing
the participation of the community. Finally, for various reasons, the
exhibition itself does not truly be realized, but in the planning
process in a variety of activities and propaganda has had some impact
on it.
Collected in this exhibition of new paintings in promotion, "the
exhibition layout," "Call of Social Justice" (Yang
Xiaoyan), "Labour sacred", "illegal demolition, can
hardly contain the law of the land" (where a small special, Su
Dengguang), "Anti- Judicial Corruption "(Wei Xiao Yan), and
other concerns of these works is very specific social problems.
B) 2007 "new poster of the public greeting cards"
2007 Spring Festival approaching, I planned a charity greeting card
creation and distribution activities. We tried to combine the
traditional Chinese holidays, Chinese New Year Chinese New Year card
in the form of communication and social problems related to the
concern; called on everyone to create both the story contains the
Chinese New Year You advocate a strong sense of community involvement
is different from the ordinary holiday cards work, and communication
to the public in a variety of channels, for the traditional festival
has added a unique ideological and practical concern for the Chinese
New Year gifts and blessings. We would like to take this popular
greeting cards and general activities in the form of posters bearing
the spirit of the new essence of the holidays evoke a unique focus of
social problems; and trying to participate in an artistic way society
and the people closely related to the topic discussions to play a good
exhortation advocacy role.
Chinese New Year around work and related social issues such as workers
wages paid before the appeal, calling for a safe and convenient
transport will take more effective and humane care and effective
measures, calling for a laid-off workers, elderly, children, effective
care, the concrete implementation of related welfare system and do not
stay on the surface of the festival condolences to promote the return
of the real folk New Year, against the excessive commercialization of
folk festivals and more. In addition, the authors can do to further
develop and explore other related topics. Works can be posters,
comics, prints, paper cutting and other forms, simple and powerful
image, both reflect the awareness of social issues, but also no
shortage of warm and festive holiday atmosphere; title text to be
included Chinese New Year wishes and social appeal to the slogan of
two parts, meaning clear and no lack of humor and gas. Finally six
entries will be selected, produced a million units, soon to be
distributed out.
C) The movement of rural New Mural
2007 Spring Festival, I am planning to create and draw a new mural of
rural activities. We formed a new Working Group on paintings, the
first attempt to bring rural areas new posters, murals in the form of
a new rural construction in the new torrents. The so-called "new
mural" has two basic meanings: First, mean it is not arranged
according to the above made the ambitious propaganda slogans Kouhao
Qifen, but in the understanding of farmer Xinsheng, expression based
on the vital interests of farmers, to bottom-up Art rural development
to reflect the most prominent current acute problem and farmers living
in the most urgent problem to be solved; Second, it the most
user-friendly and the most simple artistic language as a form of
slogans, emphasizing communication between artists and the working
class , emphasizing the work of art should be uniting and educating
the people, fight against all injustice, unfair interest groups and
the phenomenon.
Rural mural themes and slogans are: "Farmers can set up their own
farmers associations, and government sector dialogue, consultation and
build a harmonious countryside", "expression of the
interests of farmers rights must be respected," "land
problem is to solve the livelihood security of farmers
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