A new exhibition called “Les Traces dans l’Espace et le Temps (1964-2013)” is held at the Brussels China Cultural Centre. It displays the works of 8 Chinese artists who studied at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts) and shows the history of cultural exchanges between both countries, Belgium and China.
The Chinese Cultural Center in Brussels hosted the EU-China Cultural Exchange Association of Contemporary Art’s “Les Traces dans l’Espace et le Temps (1964-2013)”. The Chinese artists on display were HSI Muren, GAO Xuyong, FU Zhensheng, CAO Beian, ZHU Tianmeng, MA Jian, ZHANG Wenhai and ZHAO Qiong. They all studied painting, printmaking and other different techniques at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.
Founded in 1711, the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles is one of the oldest and well-known academies of fine arts in Belgium and Europe. It has trained a lot of Chinese contemporary artists, such as the former president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Chinese Artists Association Chairman WU Zuoren, a famous Chinese sculptor, painter ZHANG Chongren. The eight Chinese artists participating in the exhibition are ranged in age from 40 to 80. The works of creation span is from 1964-2013; it covers and represents the history of cultural exchanges between China and Belgium over half a century.