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When Art Meets Olympics - Green Olympics International Cultural & Art Exchange Exhibition in Beijing


Painting by LABA Blue-chip Artist Jiannan Huang


The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics not only achieved the goal of "300 million people participating in ice and snow sports", but also set off an upsurge in the Olympic movement. And when oriental art meets the Olympics, and when the Beijing Winter Olympics meets Green China, what kind of sparks of passion will be the result? Hosted by the China International Cultural Exchange Center and jointly organized by the Beijing National Painting and Calligraphy Culture Group, Jiannan Huang, International Cultural Exchange Co., Ltd., Beijing Huasheng International Media Center, and others, the welcome ceremony was held in the Beijing Olympic Tower. Art, green, thought, and humanities will be presented at this event through various art forms such as oil painting, traditional Chinese painting, and sculpture, to fully demonstrate the humanities and technology, spirit and cooperation, innovation and integration, brought to people by the Olympics. Through this event, people can not only appreciate the charm of the modern Olympic movement through exquisite works of art, but also appreciate the beauty of oriental culture and green China.


The Olympic Tower in Beijing, China


Aspect 1: "Two-way travel" between fine art and the Olympic Movement. According to the organizer, this event will exhibit Chinese paintings and oil paintings of Mr. Jiannan Huang, a national first-class artist, a famous calligrapher and painter, and the general consultant of overseas art for the "Cheers for the Olympics" organization. More than 30 works of art in this exhibition are based on the concept of "the Olympics", and many of them are exhibited to the public for the first time. At the same time, this event will also showcase a number of art works by other domestic and foreign artists, such as the sculpture "The Rising Olympics" and the oil painting "Sound Life" by overseas artists, which will also appear in the exhibition.


Green Olympics International Cultural & Art Exchange Exhibition in Beijing, China


Aspect 2: A "Feast of Ideas" of the Green Olympic Spirit and Modern Olympics. Concepts In this exchange exhibition, in addition to exhibiting many high-quality works of art, the organizer also specially planned a "Green Olympics - Towards the Future Together" themed salon forum to discuss "the concept, practice, and development of the Green Olympics," and convey the humanistic value of the "Green Olympics". It is reported that before the event was held, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) specially sent a congratulatory letter. In the letter, IOC President Bach said, "I am very glad to know that an oil painting exhibition with the theme of 'Green Olympics - Together to the Future' will be held to celebrate the success of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics! The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are an unparalleled success, marking Beijing as the first city in the world to host both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics." At the same time, he praised the artist Mr. Jiannan Huang, who has devoted himself to spreading the Olympic spirit through culture and art over the years with his excellent paintings. He expressed his heartfelt thanks and sincere congratulations, and wished this exhibition a complete success! He also looked forward to meeting the artist Mr. Jiannan Huang again.


Zaiqing Yu, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and artist Jiannan Huang


Letter to Jiannan Huang from Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)


In addition, Zaiqing Yu, Vice Chairman of the International Olympic Committee and Vice Chairman of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, Yuanpu Jin, Director of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries of Renmin University of China, Executive Director of the Humanistic Olympics Research Center of Renmin University of China, and Cultural Communication Center of China International Publishing Group Director Jinting Zhang, former director of the Sports Culture Development Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, former Director of the National Sports Museum, former Deputy Secretary General of the Beijing Olympic Bid Committee, Daguang Sun and other authoritative guests will attend the forum and jointly look at the post-2022 Beijing Winter Olympics from an international perspective. Influence on human sports, how the Beijing Winter Olympics will "change the face of the world's Olympic winter sports forever", the integration and development of the green Olympics and artistic elements, the relationship between the Green Winter Olympics and the community of shared future for mankind, the Beijing Green Winter Olympics and the Olympic Games. A healthy and happy life philosophy and other topics will be discussed, bringing a "ideological feast to the majority of people who care about participating in and enthusiastically support the Olympic cause."


Painting by Jiannan Huang

Aspect 3: People from all walks of life and Olympic celebrities gather to inject cultural connotation into sports. It is worth mentioning that in response to the theme of this event, "Together to the Future - Creating a New Era of Green Olympics", the organizer also specially invited many celebrities from the cultural and sports worlds to participate. Haifeng Xu, the first Chinese Olympic gold medalist, and several representative and influential Olympic champions and world champions will also be present to witness the grand opening of this event and the establishment of the "Jiannan Art Fund". As one of the art funds with "culture, sports, and education" as its main focus, the China International Cultural Exchange Foundation "Jiannan Art Fund" established at this event will be deeply involved in culture, sports, education, and other related fields in the future. It also promotes the Olympic spirit in the unique way of artists, builds a bridge for Chinese and foreign cultural and sports exchanges, shows Chinese culture to the world, injects cultural connotation into sports, and continues to serve and give back to the society. Passion makes dreams come true, together to the future! It is reported that after the hosting of this art exchange event, the relevant units of the event will continue to carry out the "Green Olympics - Towards the Future" international cultural and art exchange exhibition city series tours relying on platforms such as the "Jiannan Art Fund". The Chinese culture and the Olympic culture are deeply integrated, and the Olympic spirit and artistic humanistic spirit are continuously carried forward, and the concept of "Green Olympics" is truly deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.


Artist Jiannan Huang presenting at the Green Olympics International Cultural & Art Exchange Exhibition in Beijing, China


The Olympic Tower in Beijing, China


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