President Bollinger and Dean Becker Attending Panel Discussion with CAFA Artisits: Challenge of Art Education in the New Age

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President Bollinger and Dean Becker Attending Panel Discussion with CAFA Artisits: Challenge of Art Education in the New Age

November 10, 2016

On November 9, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), host a panel titled “Art, Artists, and Education in Contemporary Societies––China and U.S. Perspectives” successfully. Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, and Xinping Su, Vice President of CAFA were invited to deliver opening remarks.

President of Columbia University Lee C. Bollinger Giving Opening Remarks

Vice President of CAFA Xinping Su Giving Opening Remark

 

Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts, Bing Xu, Professor of CAFA and Ji’nan Yin, Dean of School of Humanities of CAFA shared their understandings and exchanged insights on panel discussion. Xiaoxia Song, Professor of CAFA was the moderator of the panel.

Panel Discussion

 

During the panel, Professor Carol Becker and Professor Bing Xu discussed around the issues of art education in China and the States. Professor Bing Xu insisted that the core of art is impossible to "teach," what we CAN teach is the techniques and methods. Professor Carol Becker agreed with Xu's ideas and shared her ideas that art education not only taught students to elevate themselves in artistic field, but also encourage them to engage with the social issues. Professor Ji'nan Yin addressed that social network was affecting everyone, including artists and their creations.

Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts Carol Becker Giving Speech

Professor Bing Xu Giving Speech

Dean of School of Humanities of CAFA of Fine Arts Professor Ji'nan Yin Giving Speech

 

Over 450 people participated in the event. In Q&A session, panalists received three questions from the audience. Among them, one of the questions was addressed by a Columbia Alumnus.

 

Audiences

Q&A Session

Professor Carol Becker in Q&A

 

 

The CAFA Leadership Hosting the Columbia Delegation

EVP Safwan Masri Introducing Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Professor Carol Becker in Interview

President Lee C. Bollinger and His Wife Jean Magnano Bollinger Visiting CAFA Art Museum