Youth art festival lights up Hangzhou
A piece of artwork created by graduates from the China Academy of Art is on display. [Photo/Courtesy of China Academy of Art]
The 3rd Zhijiang Int'l Youth Art Festival kicked off in Hangzhou city on June 1, which also marks the graduation season exhibition of the China Academy of Art.
The theme of this year's festival is "The History of Present", which invites people to think about the meaning of time from more dimensions, to pay attention to the untapped potentials in the "present", and to usher in the future of possibilities denoted by the "present" against the background of a world radically reshaped by COVID-19 and an era driven by technology and capital.
This year's city-sponsored festival features 10 venues as exhibition sites, including Zhejiang Art Museum, Zhejiang Exhibition Hall, Zhejiang West Lake Gallery, West Lake Museum, and displays more than 3,500 pieces of artwork.
The art festival leaves its footprint across the entire city and goes beyond the fine art discipline. It is a vibrant gift unveiled for the young. Moreover, it is an urban festival that offers an artistic experience and education for local residents.