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Artist Jiannan Huang with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, IOC Vice President Yu Zaiqing at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland


At the beginning of 2020, the novel coronavirus broke out in China and later became a global epidemic. At the same time, the "Cheers for the Olympics" organizing committee was preparing for preparing for the "Cheers for the Olympics" New Year event in Lausanne, Switzerland at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters. Jiannan Huang, the General Consultant of Overseas Art was there to guide the artwork for the event. Hearing of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Huang, who has studied medicine, advised the committee members to take extra care to protect themselves and to obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) before returning home.


"Warm Winter" - Jiannan Huang


For many years, Huang has been committed to charity work. He has donated dozens of paintings in the name of public welfare, and even set up charity auctions and donations. When the pandemic broke out, he was even more generous. As the overseas art consultant for the "Cheers for the Olympics", Huang participated in the launch of the "Cheers for the Olympics - Permanent Love Action". He not only created art work related to the war against the epidemic, but also coordinated social forces to help fight it, including arranging donations of personal protective clothing, goggles, and masks to help those in need and experiencing shortages.


"Awaiting for the Gospel" - Jiannan Huang


Huang was born and raised in China and has created paintings such as "Awaiting the Gospel" and "Spring Flowers" to express his love for his motherland. As a blessing for the pandemic and Wuhan, Huang said he looks forward to the coming of light as expressed in his painting "Awaiting for the Gospel". He said that bats have been painted since ancient times, and the words "bats" and "fu" are homonyms for blessings. Huang hopes to encourage everyone for the coming of light in the pandemic and to send his blessings to all those in suffering.


"Spring Flowers" - Jiannan Huang


Huang has many years of experience in overseas art exchanges, and was hired as the "Cheers for the Olympics" Overseas Art General Consultant in May 2019 to participate in the art direction of "Cheers for the Olympics" overseas activities. In September of the same year, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, visited China, and personally met with Huang, and accepted his oil painting "Olympic Flowers" specially created for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chairman Bach spoke highly of this painting and thanked him for his contribution to spreading the Olympic spirit.


Jiannan Huang and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee with his gift painting called "Olympic Flowers"


Jiannan Huang is compassionate about art and advocating peace. He hopes to bring the Olympic spirit to more people through the "Cheering for the Olympics" project, and to use his personal actions to make more contributions to to the Olympics and his motherland.

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Author: Joey Zhou




No scruples

It started from loneliness,

Like a song

Just like doing it . . .

At the end of life are withered weeds and withered thoughts,

The fragrance is still . . .

Missing is the footnote of this fall,

Restraint, helplessness, fate, reincarnation, fate . . .!

Like first sight

Like childhood . . .

I heard that you want to travel far?

Travel far on the endless sea,

Finally, the stars and hopeless waiting . . .

No scruples

It turned out to be a kind of euphemistic martyrdom,

Death,

It was a hearty survival.

Ha ha ha,

Like a shadow. . .!


Author: Joey Zhou Paintings by Artist: Jiannan Huang



Whenever the New Year's bell rings, the node of time seems to be like a piece of alum that sends a cylinder of clear water in the universe to the bottom; or like a flowing hourglass that suddenly stops measuring time. When did time start? Some say it was 2 billion light years ago, some say it was 25 billion light years ago, and others say it was 90 billion light years ago. But, no matter how long ago it was, time has always been an unknown infinity for us humans, and is what have defined as "forever". Man is to the fish in the aquarium, and we are the universe of fish. Man is to the universe, and we are the aquarium of fish, with the universe being the time everything starts - from that beginning and at that point, it all began as a dream.

Bang, bang, bang, as firecrackers blasted in unison, the fireworks bloomed: "Flicker lights the room and the flowers fall to the horizon... The moment you wave your arm, it’s another light-year . . . 15 billion light-years of legend is too short. Exile the answer in the boundless sky . . .

"Right and Wrong", "Right and Wrong", "Bright and Dark", "Life and Death" intertwine... the truth flickering and flickering. . . If everything cannot control the beginning, what end will we choose in the future? And another new staggered starting point. "(From Joey Zhou Poem "Interlaced")


Some people say that a fish's memory is only seven seconds. Regardless of whether this is true or not, we know that fish have shorter memories than humans. Memory comparisons of humans with fish may be a bit embarrassing for us humans. Look at the fish that swims in the fish tank, which for them has been melancholy. They always seem to swim in a small space with ease. If you don’t believe it, do we humans have a try? Ha ha ha, it is estimated that a fish with a human brain will die alone in three days. Is it time to admire the fishes swimming in the fish tank?


If we humans are the fish of the universe, then time is the ruler of the universe. Ha ha, if our brain is always full of time cells, it is estimated that time will wake up again and again, and there will be laughter, work, loneliness, old age, and even pause. Therefore, God’s ingenuity arranged it just right: "Fish to fish, man to man, universe to universe, time to time." When we put the cosmic hourglass upside down again, whether time is just a surging river, or when the festival comes, then everything seems to stop abruptly. Does the pause at this moment give us humans a great enlightenment? Perhaps this is the perfect node for us humans to look back on civilization, fear life, and send a message to the starry sky.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. . .


Happy New Year! Imagine it would be great if time could just pause for a second in our human lives. Yes, this second will definitely let us see a colorful and vigorous alternative world. My friend, if your eyes touch a fish in a fish tank again next time, please stop and watch. Because you are probably the universe that the fishes are yearning for.


It is precisely because we humans have a good memory that allows us to sound the horn of civilization time again and again.

Thanks for life! Thanks to the universe! Thanks to time again!


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