Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao are geographically close and culturally related.

Since the return of Hong Kong and Macao to the motherland, the cultural exchanges between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao have become increasingly rich.

In 2019, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Plan", proposing to "jointly build a cultural bay area".

People-to-people and cultural exchanges between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao have become more frequent, and an all-round, wide-ranging and multi-channel exchange pattern has gradually formed.

Art is no exception.

Artists pay attention to the times, observe the reality, and paint the magnificent picture of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area with love and strength.

  In 2019, "The 13th National Art Works Exhibition Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Overseas Chinese Invitational Works Exhibition" was held in Guangzhou, Guangdong, exhibiting 287 works by Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese artists.

These works are very characteristic of local culture and art, reflecting the artist's own artistic characteristics, but also full of Chinese cultural heritage, showing a unique and diverse appearance in artistic expression.

Hong Kong artists have distinct creative techniques. Many of their works show the development and progress of society since Hong Kong's return to the motherland, as well as Hong Kong's folk customs and natural scenery, revealing their feelings for Chinese culture.

Yao Changming's oil painting "The Horses of Hong Kong's Return" depicts the horse racing scene at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong in a realistic way, showing the vitality of the Hong Kong people's hard work; ", poetically shows the dazzling night scene of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor today; Rong Yiwen's "Falling", Liang Zhaolong's "Self-improvement" and Liao Qiong's "The Pond Blows Clear in the Rain" and other Chinese paintings, with the help of exquisite brush and ink, style The elegant flowers and birds express the painter's patriotism and love for Hong Kong.

The works in the Macao region not only have humanistic care for the city life in Macao, but also reflect on historical changes and ecological environment.

Mai Guangrong's oil painting "The Archway of the Great Sanba No. 1" presents a mottled texture and is unique; Li Desheng's "Birds Singing in the Forest", Liang Jiewen's "A Moment of Youth", Yang Yongxin's "Someday Looking for the Feeling of Home at Home" " and other Chinese paintings, expressing the peaceful atmosphere of Macao society and the joy of Macao people.

  Since the 9th National Art Exhibition in 1999, the Chinese Artists Association has specially added the "Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Overseas Chinese Invitational Works Exhibition" in the National Art Exhibition, which is intended to strengthen artistic exchanges and related artistic achievements with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and overseas Chinese. The exhibition has been held for 5 sessions so far.

Among the 13 sub-exhibition areas of the National Art Exhibition, 12 are divided by art categories. Only the Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas exhibition areas are bounded by regions, integrating oil painting, traditional Chinese painting, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor painting, lacquer painting and other art categories. , reflecting the important position of Chinese art in the territory of Chinese culture and art.

  In December 2018, under the guidance of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Education, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and 52 units from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao jointly launched the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Art and Design Education Development Alliance".

In the same year, the "First Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area College Art Works Exhibition and the 3rd Guangdong Province College Art Works Academy Award Biennale" was held in Guangzhou. Nearly 1,000 works from 81 colleges and universities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area were exhibited, including Hong Kong and Macau colleges and universities. 6.

This is based on the original "Guangdong Province College Art and Design Academy Award Biennale", adding Hong Kong and Macau colleges and universities to strengthen art education exchanges between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau colleges and universities. By 2021, it has been held for four consecutive times.

The exhibition is both an art exhibition and an education exhibition. The teaching copywriting, teachers' works, and students' works are juxtaposed on the spot, reflecting the development and academic image of the art major in universities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao from one side.

From the content to the form, from the materials to the language, the works are all full of the open, inclusive and eclectic Lingnan cultural heritage, and also reflect the teachers and students in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao who care about reality, care for the society, and pursue art and beauty.

  In January 2019, under the guidance of the Chinese Artists Association, the Guangdong Federation of Literary and Art Circles, etc., the Guangzhou Artists Association, the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, as well as the artist associations and related art groups in Shenzhen, Zhuhai and other cities , jointly advocated the establishment of the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Artists Union".

The alliance is committed to uniting the vast number of art workers in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to carry out art creation, art research, and various art exhibitions and exchanges in a collaborative manner.

In the same year, the Alliance hosted the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Art Works Exhibition" in Guangzhou, and also held the "2019 Dongguan · Daling Mountain - Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Art Works Exhibition" in Dongguan.

  In 2021, the "New Era, New Mission, New Journey Forge ahead in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area - National Exhibition of Chinese Paintings and Oil Paintings" co-sponsored by the Chinese Artists Association, the Chinese Literature and Art Foundation and other units will be held at the Guangzhou Art Museum. To Shenzhen Guanshanyue Art Museum tour.

The 271 works on display either express the grandeur of the majestic mountains and rivers, or the fresh and elegant depicting a good life, and artistically reproduce the construction scenes, urban customs, cultural innovation and humanistic features of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

  This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

Bright five-star red flags and the regional flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have been hung on the streets and alleys of Hong Kong, and banners with words of blessing have been launched on both sides of the road, and there is a strong atmosphere of celebration everywhere.

Since May, the museums under the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department have staged a number of large-scale exhibitions, such as "Imagination and Appreciation of Chinese Landscape Painting", which allows audiences to enter the world of ancient landscape painting with the help of modern technology.

  In May, "Interactive Future (Second Season) - Exhibition of Young Artists from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau" opened at Shenzhen Luohu Art Museum; Held in Dongguan... Artists have carefully created their works, depicting the prosperity of Hong Kong since its return to the motherland, showing the vibrant atmosphere of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

There are also many festivities in full swing.

Co-sponsored by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, the Civil Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and other units Work.

Guan Shanyue Art Museum participated in the creation of the upcoming animation work "Pearl of the East", which presents the major events in the 25 years since Hong Kong's return to the motherland in the form of digital animation.

  Over the past 25 years, there have been thousands of art exchange activities held between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao.

Especially in the past 10 years, the quality and quantity of art exchange activities have been improved, which has promoted the cultural and artistic dialogue and cooperation between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao as well as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and promoted the dissemination and inheritance of Chinese culture in Hong Kong and Macao. Hong Kong and Macao compatriots have played an active role in their identification with the country, nation and Chinese culture.

  (The author is Chen Xiangbo, Vice Chairman of Guangdong Artists Association and Chairman of Shenzhen Artists Association)

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