On November 12, the "2020 Zijin Award · the Second China (Nanjing) College Students Design Exhibition", sponsored by the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee Publicity Department, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Government, and hosted by the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation under the guidance of the China Association of Higher Education, was held in the Nanjing International Exhibition Center. Lianhong Zhang, a member of the NNU Standing Committee of the CPC and the vice president of NNU, leaders and teachers from relevant departments of NNU and the School of Fine Arts attended the opening and award ceremonies of the exhibition.
The key words of this year's exhibition are "Youth · A New Face". It aims to show the creative design strength of Chinese universities, improve the level of design education, and promote the integration of production, education and research. More than 30,000 works from seven major design categories of 150 universities in China, including the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the China Academy of Art and Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, participated in the exhibition.
The exhibition team from the School of Fine Arts of at NNU performed well and came in first of the first prize of the "Best Exhibition Award" (the winners are as follows: School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University, Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University, Central Academy of Fine Arts) and "Best Organization Award". In addition, the design works jointly created by Chao Wang, Cungang Ge, Wenhua Duan, Yifan Ye, Dehui Xu, Qianqian Ni and other students from the School of Fine Arts, and directed by Professor Yanfang Yang also won the second prize of the "Best Exhibits Award".
This is the second time that the School of Fine Arts at NNU has joined the exhibition. The school and the college have attached great importance to it and set up a creative research team composed of teachers and students to tackle key problems. Taking the overall promotion of the construction of new liberal arts at NNU as a favorable opportunity and taking the integrated development of cross-discipline and cross-specialty as an important starting point, through the integration and reorganization of the characteristic specialty of the academy, NNU has made great efforts to create a unique interdisciplinary art discipline which a century old school of fine arts owns. This exhibition broke the conventional thinking of a graphic design exhibition, and submitted two interactive device and image device works, which greatly enhanced the interaction and experience of the audience. The initial test of cross-media art and design works has achieved good results, and strengthened the school's confidence in cross media art teaching reform.
According to Dr. Wu Xun, the director of the creative team of the School of Fine Arts, one of the two large-scale interactive installation works is "Kunpeng", 10 meters long, 3 meters wide and 5 meters high, which is composed of 20 groups of transparent acrylic tubes and is driven by a motor to pull the hanging line on the middle node, so as to form ups and downs and simulate the dynamic change of "flying". The acrylic tube is packaged with a programmable LED light band. Different light modes are switched through infrared signal, and the shape changes of the whole device are echoed through the light and shadow changes of the light belt. The image of "Kunpeng" described in Zhuangzi's The Untrammeled Traveler is reproduced as a whole. In addition, another image installation work, MARCHINA2020, displays the audio-visual effect on the scene through a large-scale LED screen, which is integrated with the upper and lower assembly of "Kunpeng". The two sets of installation works use interdisciplinary technologies such as art, design and artificial intelligence. The whole exhibition design is in line with the integration of "art and technology", which not only reflects the profound historical accumulation of the School of Fine Arts at NNU, but also integrates the innovative design concept of the modern frontier. Therefore, the on-site exhibition effect is very eye-catching.
(the student team of this year's Zijin Exhibition: Ruimin Ren, Wenjie Bai, Zijin Qian, Sujuan Zou, Ziwei Song, Shihua Zhang, Junjie Hu, Guangkun Liu, Liren Xuan, Yusi Yang, Liangyan Liu, Keshen Pan, Meng Wu, Yanru Zhu, Pengfei Peng; teachers team: Jia Dong, Qing Kan, Jun Ma, Yang Cao, Bo Zhang, Yong Lu, Ben Zhang, Wu Xun)