On July 21, Nanning hosted a conference on Chinese painting, organized by the Guangxi Chinese Painting Society and co-organized by the Guangxi Meishu Publishing House. The meeting discussed the achievements and current state of modern Chinese painting in Guangxi, the prospects for the development of Chinese painting in Guangxi, and a presentation of the Collection of Contemporary Chinese Painting in Guangxi took place. The meeting was attended by over 20 experts and scholars from the artistic community from across the region.
The conference reviewed and summed up the history and current state of Chinese painting in Guangxi. It was noted that the older generation of artists has achieved outstanding achievements and practical skills in researching the development of the art, regional and cultural characteristics of Guangxi. This generation also created a large number of works of art filled with a sincere feeling and spirit of the times. Regarding the future direction of creativity of Chinese painting in Guangxi, experts and scholars have proposed to discover and create artworks with individuality, adhere to the creative concept of the “new southern trend”, so that the regional characteristics and cultural background of Guangxi expressed in the works laid the foundation for an independent creative direction.
The Guangxi Contemporary Chinese Painting Collection album is a collection of the main achievements of Guangxi Chinese painting from the 1950s of the 20th century to the present moment of the 21st century. The album contains a total of 131 artworks by 132 artists, reflecting fully contemporary Chinese painting in Guangxi. The release of the album bridged the gap in independent research and publication of the creative achievements of contemporary Chinese painting in Guangxi, and is of great practical and historical importance.