Shun Hing Group and CUHK Present the Lecture Series in Arts and Humanities Renowned Sculptor Professor Wu Wei Shan to Share the Cultural Perspective on his Sculpture

With the success of the first Shun Hing Lecture Series in Arts and Humanities, the second lecture was longed by arts advocates from different sectors.  The second lecture was presented by Professor Wu Wei Shan, President of the China Sculpture Academy, Chinese National Academy of Arts, and he has presented a lecture on 'A Cultural Perspective on My Sculpture'.


Professor Wu has been engaged in sculpture for over 20 years, creating more than 400 pieces on subjects including historical and cultural notables as well as ordinary people. His works have been exhibited in more than 20 countries around the world. The lecture will discuss Professor Wu's cultural view through his four sculptures: 'The Sleeping Child', 'Lao Tsu', 'Confucius' and 'The Fleeing from Calamity Group'.


Biography of Professor Wu Wei Shan

Professor Wu Wei Shan is an eminent sculptor and Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Director of the Institute of National Contemporary Art, Director of the Institute of Fine Arts of the Chinese National Academy of Arts, President of the China Academy of Sculpture, and Director, Professor of the Academy of Fine Arts of Nanjing University.


Professor Wu's sculptures have been recognized through numerous awards in different important exhibitions and competitions, including the Pangolin Award, the Recognition Award of the Third Exhibition of City Sculpture in China, and the Recognition Award of City Sculpture in China. He was awarded as Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of Korea Inje University in 2007 and Honorary Fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2010. Professor Wu is also a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and a Member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors, UK. He was also invited to be a judge of the final round of The 11th National Exhibition of Art, PRC in 2009.


Video recap: http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/cutv/detail/374?i=0