A two-week Show of "International Exhibition on Art and Science", sponsored by Tsinghua University, was opened in the Chinese Art Gallery in Beijing on May 31 for celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua University.
Present at the opening ceremony of the Show were Li Ruihuan, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Qian Weichang and Zhu Guangya, Vice-Chairmen of Ninth CPPCC National Committee, Zheng Wantong, secretary-general of the CPPCC National Committee, Chen Zhili, Minister of Education, and some others.
Exhibited here are altogether 566 excellent works from 32 academies of 16 countries, including 154 works from foreign lands and 412 domestic ones. The works on display including paintings, sculptures, graphic design, tapestry, conceptual design, pottery, multi-media, etc.
The basic philosophy of the exhibition is to manifest the combination of art and science, discuss the relationship between them, represent human’s intuitive thinking and shape the perspectives from cosmos and human feelings.
Meanwhile, the "Global Symposium on Art and Science" was also held in Tsinghua University. Experts said, doing scientific research needs art, while understanding art needs science. The combination of art and science is a general trend in the 21st century.
Nobel Prize Winner T.D.Lee, who is also an honorary professor of Tsinghua University and Professor Wu Guanzhong of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University were chairmen of academic committee of the event. They met with the news circle of China on June 1 at Tsinghua.
The international exhibition and global symposium was organized by the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. Formerly known as the Central Academy of Arts and Design, the school merged with Tsinghua University on 1999.