“La Melodia Romántica” SUZHOU
SEP 20, 2023 - JAN 07, 2024
“La Melodia Romántica” SUZHOU
MUSEUM GROUP EXHIBITION
At the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Spain, the Hong Art Museum and Caelis Galería jointly present the special exhibition "La Melodia Romántica - Spanish Young Artists Joint Exhibition," which officially opened on September 20, 2023.
Mr. Yin Weidong, Deputy Minister of the Propaganda and United Front Department of the Suzhou Industrial Park, Director of the Culture, Sports, and Tourism Bureau; Mr. Luis Antonio Calvo Castaño and Mrs. Maria José Carrasco, Consul General of the Consulate General of Spain in Shanghai; Xie Yuan of the Cervantes Library; Mr. Zhang Guoping, Chairman of Huijia Capital, and Mrs. Shen Jianzhen; Professor Liu Jia and Professor Chen Ping, members of the Academic Committee of the Hong Art Museum; Ms. Zhang Yunjia, Director of the Hong Art Museum; Jose Ignacio Ruiz Caparros and Vanessa Fang, proprietors of Caelis Galeria, as well as guests and friends from various fields, attended the opening ceremony.
This exhibition showcases works from nine outstanding young Spanish artists, serving as a bridge of art to promote friendly cultural exchanges between China and Spain. From both local and international perspectives, weaving together wisdom and vision, the exhibition aims to bring a unique sense of surprise and romance to everyone.
During the opening ceremony, Consul General Luis Antonio Calvo Castaño of the Consulate General of Spain in Shanghai delivered a speech, warmly congratulating the event. He pointed out that 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Spain, and there is no better way to celebrate than organizing an exhibition featuring contemporary Spanish artists. Despite the geographical distance between China and Spain, sincere friendship knows no boundaries. Over the past half-century of diplomatic relations, the cultural exchanges between China and Spain have been fruitful. Looking ahead, the prospects of China-Spain exchange and cooperation are promising. "La Melodia Romántica - Spanish Young Artists Joint Exhibition" makes its debut in Suzhou, and it is anticipated that more excellent Spanish artists will showcase their works here in the future.
In their opening remarks, Ms. Zhang Yunjia, Director of the Hong Art Museum, and Mr. Jose Ignacio Ruiz Caparros, Proprietor of Caelis Galeria, expressed jointly that, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of China-Spain diplomatic relations, they are delighted to present the works of nine outstanding artists from Spain, showcasing nearly a hundred carefully crafted art pieces for the first time in Suzhou. This undoubtedly constitutes a rare art feast. In the history of world art, Spain has given birth to many globally renowned artists whose creations have influenced the development of art worldwide. Through this exhibition, they hope to provide artists and art enthusiasts in Suzhou with the opportunity to closely encounter contemporary Spanish art, feel its unique artistic language and thoughts, and enable more people to understand the culture of Spain. They are committed to contributing their modest efforts to the cultural exchange between China and Spain.