On the evening of January 20th, local time, the "Vienna International Art Medal" ceremony was held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. Professor Liu She from our school was awarded the "Outstanding Artist" Medal. Chairman of the Austrian China Friendship Association, former Austrian President Heinz Fischer, former Austrian Minister of Culture Thomas Drozda, attended the event and delivered speeches. Ambassador Li Xiaosi and his wife Chen Ping and his wife attended the cultural ceremony at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Austria.
The establishment of the Vienna International Medal of Arts aims to recognize the outstanding achievements of artists in China, Austria and other countries in the fields of literature, music, dance and fine arts, especially to deepen China-Austria friendship and promote the development of contemporary art in the two countries. The review was hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Culture and led by the European Academy of Arts. A total of more than ten people won the award, including Mr. Jin Shangyi, former president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, and Austria and other Western arts that currently have a large international influence. When all the award-winning artists and guests of the judges took photos on the stage, the applause and cheers were lively and long-lasting. This was not only a recognition of the outstanding achievements of the artists, but also the noble qualities of humanity such as talent, imagination and creativity. Protection and promotion. The brightly lit Hofburg Grand Palace has once again witnessed the spirit of Chinese artists' adherence to traditional quality, the courage to pioneer and innovate, and the bridge of friendship established between China and Austria by art.
Liu She, born in Macheng, Hubei in 1960, is now the dean, professor and doctoral tutor of the School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University; deputy chairman of the Chinese Painting Society of Jiangsu Province; deputy director of the Fine Arts Education Committee of the Chinese Artists Association; teaching guidance committee of higher schools of the Ministry of Education Member of the Art Steering Committee of the Professional Education; Member of the Disciplinary Evaluation Group of the Degree Committee of the State Council; also appointed by the Degree Office of the State Council and the Ministry of Education as a member of the National Art Master Education Steering Committee. His works have been selected in the "Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh National Art Exhibitions", "Contemporary Contemporary Chinese Painting Exhibition", "Chinese Art Biennale" (Canada), "Chinese Art Exhibition" (USA), "First Landscape Painting Exhibition" and other awards.