• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

An update from the Luxun Academy of Fine Art

Sunday, 12 April 2015

In March 2015, Luxun Academy of Fine Art President Mr. Wei Ershen and Vice-President Mr. Ji Yunhui met with IPC President Sara Velas to give an update on the recent actives of the academy.
(by Sara Velas)

On the day of their meeting, the students were coming back to school after the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) break giving the campus a feeling of excitement and new beginnings.  President Wei explained that the school is currently in the process of building a new campus in a development area close to the airport with a much larger footprint.  The expanded campus will have a much larger footprint and will include large studios for all professors and amenities such as a conference & event center.  When the new campus is finished, the Luxun Academy will relocate there completely and the current site will no longer be used.   Mr. Ji talked about the book he has recently published on the aesthetics of the panoramic art form.  Mr. Wei mentioned that the Luxun Academy is also working on a new publication which will feature the recent panorama exhibits they have been involved in.  The book is currently scheduled to be completed this year.

Assisting in translation at the meeting was Luxun Academy colleague Ms. Zhong Guangping, who was very involved in the 2005 IPC conference in Shenyang, and Ms. Guan Rong of The Velaslavasay Panorama.  Shenyang has changed a lot since we had the IPC conference there ten years ago and there has been a lot of development in the area surrounding the current Luxun Academy campus.  Just a few blocks away, a huge luxury mall has been built which has a wide variety of luxury brands, restaurants, an ice skating rink and a high-end grocery store specializing in imported goods. Since 2010, the city has featured a two-line underground subway system  - the Shenyang Metro.