Renowned Chinese Artists Participate in Symposium on Contemporary Chinese Art at William Paterson University on May 10, 2012 in Conjunction with Exhibition at Asian Culture and Art Center in NYC

Twelve of China’s finest artists and representatives from the China National Institute of Art, one of the most renowned fine arts institutes in China, will participate in a symposium on Chinese contemporary art at William Paterson University on May 10, 2012 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the David and Lorraine Cheng Library Auditorium.

The symposium New Beauty of China – Contemporary Art and Artists will be hosted by the University’s Center for Chinese Art in collaboration with the Chinese Contemporary Culture & Arts Foundation USA. The event is being held in conjunction with the arrival of top artists from China for an exhibit at the Asian Culture and Art Center in New York City from May 8 to 15.

“We are honored to have such highly esteemed artists from China share their insight on contemporary art in China” says Zhiyuan Cong, professor and director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson.

Panelists for the University symposium will include: Xiaoyang Yang, president, China National Institute of Art; Jiangzhou Zhang, vice president, China National Institute of Art; Shulin Ma, vice president, National Art Museum of China; and Laide Zeng, director of the Calligraphy and Seal Carving Department, China National Institute of Art. Cong will moderate the panel discussion, which will conclude with approximately 25 minutes for questions and answers.

The China National Institute of Art, the professional institution of fine arts in China, has integrated traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and seal cutting, oil painting, engraving and sculpture for three decades.

For more information about the symposium, contact the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson, at 973-720-2799 or ccart@wpunj.edu or visit www.wpunj.edu/ccart.

05/08/12