Co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition Committee, the 2nd “No-Boundaries” International Art Exhibition Pre-Exhibition Opening Ceremony was successfully held on May 28 at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.
Contemporary artists Jianqi Du and Jingdong Shen served as the curators for this exhibition, and it was their first time to work for children and youth, indicating their expectation for education and charity of arts.
Two hundreds individual pieces out of 1500 were selected on display. Artists from different age groups drew on the same topic – a grain of rice – to present their understanding and interpretation.
In the meantime, 10 artworks by children with autism or disabilities and 20 by children of migrant workers were included in the exhibition. The No-Boundaries hopes to encourage all children to create arts and care about others.
“No Boundaries” collects artworks from children and youth around the globe and encourages them to create on the same topic and to make a sound regarding on the same issue. Through this way, the “No Boundaries” aims to achieve its mission – the world is connected through art.
More than 400 people attended the opening ceremony. Members of the No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition U.S. Committee, including Baitong Yan, Yi-an Zhang, Bowen Zhang, and fellow members, congratulated on the success of the event through a video and expressed their hopes to meet selected students with their artworks soon in New York.
Xin Peng, Executive Director and CFO at Columbia Global Centers, Columbia University in the City of New York; Jianqi Du and Jingdong Shen , representatives of “No Boundaries” International Art Exhibition Evaluation Committee; Professor Wei Zhen, Associate Dean at Beijing Normal University School of Arts and Communication; Hong Zheng, President of Dandelion School; Leo Yang, President of Columbia University Teachers College Students Associate; Yan Li, “No-Boundaries” advisor, and Yadi Liu, Columbia University’s Doctor of Education in Art Education awarded prizes.
The Pre-Exhibition is on display at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing from May 31st to Jun 3rd. Students who haven’t registered for the exhibition in Beijing can still register for international evaluation by Jun 15th. The final exhibition will be held on Aug 5th at the U.N. Headquarters in New York and William Paterson University Center for Chinese Art / Chinese Art Centre in New York.