In November – December 2017 the second edition of the “Festival Polish Circles of Art in China” will take place. Polish artists will show a wide range of artistic performances and will enable Chinese audience to enjoy Polish visual arts.
First edition of the Festival was taking place exactly a year ago. Chinese newscasts and social media called it “the most important Polish cultural event of the year 2016 in China”.
This year, just as last year, in Beijing and other Chinese cities there will be music concerts, Polish films, photo exhibitions (“In this very second we are one with infinity”), poster exhibitions (“Indifference is forbidden! Warsaw and other topics”), we will make you familiar with Polish video games industry, you will have a chance to take part in many different art workshops and masterclass for musicians and sound directors.
An extensive report from the opening concert of our festival was featured in the list of the most important musical events by CCTV. Also here... Read More
Beijing 1+1 Art Centre
BEIJING 1+1 ART CENTRE This is one of the most prestigious and well-known gallery in Beijing. Is the only bonded art space in Beijing that connects all countries and all regions seamlessly. Implements the operational mode of “being outside the customs and within the boundary”. It encompasses two areas with a total space of 6200㎡, one within the Nanchizi Imperial Culture Area to the East of Tiananmen, and the other at No. 11, Chaoyangmen North Street.
Built in 1985, Beijing Concert Hall (Chinese name: 北京音乐厅) was China’s first ever professional concert hall with high quality sound facilities. The performance space on the first ground seating over 1,000, while art exhibitions are mounted on the upper levels. most concert held here include the instrumental & vocal music, Western and Chinese. In concert hall, a lower platform reduces the space between performer and audience. A 15-panel reflective board hung above the stage in three groups sends sound waves from below to every corner of the hall, maximizing the acoustic effect.
Wuhan University (Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei) is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, educating students in various fields. It is one of the “211 Project” and “985 Project” universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local government of China. The history of Wuhan University can be traced back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, the then governor of Hubei Province and Hunan Province. In the process of development and evolution, the institute changed its name several times before it was finally named Wuhan National University in 1928. In 2000, an amalgamation of the former Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and Hubei Medical University was announced, which ushered in a new era in its development. Wuhan University is famous for its elegant palatial architectural complex of primitive simplicity which blends perfectly the eastern architectural style with that of the west. It is widely known for a spring cherry blossom festival and it is honored as the “Most Beautiful University in China”.
Communication University of China (CUC) CThe Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing (1 Dingfuzhuang E St, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi) is one of the China’s 116 universities of Project 211, directly administered by the Ministry of Education and one of the top public universities in China. The motto of the CUC is “integrity, professionalism, erudition and competence”. Its national key disciplines are journalism and radio & television arts. As the prime academic research center in information communication, the CUC focuses on the research of what to communicate and how to do it with a creative and high-tech way . The CUC has established cooperative relations with more than 200 colleges, science and research institutes and media organizations in over 50 nations. CUC offers 30 foreign languages courses and it is the only university in China which offers degree courses of Bengali, Tamil, Pushtu and Esperanto. CUC is known for training newscasters and television and radio announcers, some of its notable alumni include news presenters and TV hosts from China’s CCTV.
The China Film Archive is a treasure-house of Chinese Film history. It offers both screenings and a reference library of films, at a price. China Film Archive (CFA), founded in 1958, has a history of over 50 years. Since its founding, CFA has been collecting film art archive materials. Collected archives are divided into two catalogues, one including film materials and the other written materials (such as scenarios, scripts, film synopses etc.), stills and film posters. The most precious materials in CFA’s collection are documentaries of important historical events, as well as historical photographs of the early times of the People’s Republic of China. CFA also preserves copies of many important films produced in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Screenings of Polish films will be held there.
43 Baojia Street, Xicheng, Beijing The concert hall of the Central Conservatory of Music is within the institution’s campus, located in the South-West part of central Beijing. It is known to be, among others, the historical residence of Prince Chun, and the birthplace of Emperor Kuang-hsu from the Qing dynasty. Currently, the historic building of the Prince’s residence is the entrance of the proper concert hall, one of the popular places for musical and cultural events. The Central Conservatory of Music is the only national higher education art institution in China. As a result, the CCoM concert hall attracts famous musicians and orchestras from China and all over the world to masterclass workshops. In 2015, a new building was erected on campus ground, in which a concert hall for 692 viewers is also located.
Hunan Normal University, founded in 1938, is a higher education institution in Changsha (Yuelu Qu, Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng). The University is a national 211 Project university, one of the country’s 100 key universities in the 21st century that enjoy priority in obtaining national funds. Consisting of five campuses, Hunan Normal University covers a total area of 1.78 km2, with one million square meters of floor space. The university is divided into 23 colleges, 3 teaching departments, 51 research institutions. The university offers 74 undergraduate programs, 147 master programs, and 55 Ph.D. programs. There are 10 postdoctoral scientific research stations, 13 State Training and Research Bases or Centers and 7 key laboratories. There are 1091 professors and associate professors at the University. The library of the University has a collection of 3.4 million volumes, including 200,000 volumes of traditional thread binding books, and subscribes 4,700 kinds of Chinese and foreign periodicals. There are 12 academic periodicals published and distributed by the university. The university has its own publishing house called Hunan Normal University Press.
The Circles of Art Foundation was founded in 2010 as a means to create a space where art meets science. The permeating “circles of art” enable expressing various achievements in the arts, connecting music, theatre, film, visual arts and new media, as well as other interdisciplinary works. In the years 2010-2016, we organized 7 editions of the Festival of European Art Academies and Art “Circles of Art”, alongside which were 7 editions of the film festival “Wakacyjne Kadry” (Summer Frames) in Circles of Art. The festival hosted masters and students from 36 faculties of arts, artists from 19 countries of the world.
These circles continue to expand to different places in Poland and abroad, this time to Beijing.