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Wuxi Calligraphy Association celebrates four decades of inheriting traditional art at Beijing exhibition
Published: Sep 01, 2022 05:35 PM
A calligraphy exhibition is held in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Wuxi Calligraphy Association from August 29 to September 2, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Wuxi Calligraphy Association

A calligraphy exhibition is held in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Wuxi Calligraphy Association from August 29 to September 2, 2022. The photo presents the work of calligrapher Hu Chunfu. Photo: Courtesy of Wuxi Calligraphy Association


A calligraphy exhibition is currently being held in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Wuxi Calligraphy Association. This also marks the first time that works from the association have been displayed in Beijing.

A calligraphy exhibition is held in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Wuxi Calligraphy Association from August 29 to September 2, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Wuxi Calligraphy Association

A calligraphy exhibition is held in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Wuxi Calligraphy Association from August 29 to September 2, 2022. The photo presents the work of calligrapher Jiang Jinqi Photo: Courtesy of Wuxi Calligraphy Association


The Taihu Lake Style exhibition displays a total of 100 pieces of artworks, including calligraphy works and seal carvings that mainly focus on the themes of history, the humanityand nature.

The exhibition also reflects the achievements of Wuxi calligraphers over the past four decades and their practice in taking root in tradition, inheriting the classics and being brave in innovation.

The association has been working to encourage more calligraphers to aim higher and achieve better by extending their vision and taking on more responsibilitieswhen it comes to inheriting tradition. 

A calligraphy exhibition is held in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Wuxi Calligraphy Association from August 29 to September 2, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Wuxi Calligraphy Association

A calligraphy exhibition is held in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Wuxi Calligraphy Association from August 29 to September 2, 2022. The photo presents the work of calligrapher Wang Jianyuan Photo: Courtesy of Wuxi Calligraphy Association


Over the past 40 years, the association has planned and held a number of exhibitions of seal carvings, calligraphy works and paintings as well as other activities. 

The association has seen its membership grow from 40 to 1,249 during this time, making it a major force for traditional calligraphy in the Yangtze River Delta.

Wuxi, a city located in East China's Jiangsu Province, also sits next to the famous Taihu Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in China.

Considered a cradle of art, the lakeside city is home to traditional Chinese calligraphy and paintings.

The exhibition is set to end on Friday.

Global Times