If the mountain and water in Guilin is the
great art made by nature, then surely the Yuzi Paradise
between Guiin and Yangshuo is a park of statuary art
made by men. The park provides people a good opportunity
to get close to modern art and experience its creation.
Located in Yanshan District of Guilin, about
30 kilometers from the centre of Guilin, Yuzi Paradise
is a large-scale art park of modern sculptural arts
and grotto arts.
In the park, eminent artists from all over
the world have been invited to establish a distinctive
art paradise where eastern and western cultures co-exist
in harmony. Since 1997, Yuzi Paradise has successfully
held the International Workshop of Sculpture Creation
for eight times. Yuzi Paradise has invited 114 artists
come from 25 countries and created 115 pieces of different
style outdoor work. They try to put China at the forefront
of contemporary art and sequentially achieve the glorious
renaissance of oriental civilization.
The theme of construction is to make the
International Sculpture Park as the main body, and including:
Historical Grotto, Art Museum, Sculpture Gallery, Painting
Gallery, Handicraft Gallery, Art Village, Spirit Promotion
Centre, International Exchange Centre, Vacation Village,
Artists' Creation Workshop, Artists' Activity Centre,
Artists' Guest House, various artists' creation studios
and man-made lakes.
Yuzi Paradise was built in 1996 and sponsored
by a Taiwanese entrepreneur, Rhy-Chang Tsao. The main
goal of Yuzi Paradise is to build a living museum and
pass down the best cultural legacy of contemporary art
to descendents. And the ideal of Yuzi Paradise is to
conserve nature and create culture, and try to achieve
a perfect combination of nature and culture, to build
a fairyland on earth for all humanity.
The overall construction of Guilin Yuzi
Paradise is predicted to be 30 years and divided into
2 phases. The first phase is programmed as a 10-year
project based on the existed geographical features.
It takes the International Sculpture Park as the main
body, surrounded by living & working area, art village,
art salon, teaching & demonstrating are, open air
theater and spiritual center. It covers a land area
over 1 acre with construction items including Smile
Plaza, Founder Memorial, Art Canteen, Holiday Center,
Creation Center, Administration Building, Sundance Lakes,
Cafe Forest, Water of Fantasy, Land Art Labyrinth, Lake
of Regrets, World Flower Corridor and etc..
The second phase will focus on the cavern
art project, which is the most distinguishing feature
in Guilin Yuzi Paradise. Guilin is famous for its picturesque
scenery of clean water, beautiful mountains and caverns
and rocks. Guilin Yuzi Paradise wishes to endow the
unique natural landscape with cultural elements by art
creation, so as to establish an immortal cultural and
historical heritage for the world. The cavern art project
is scheduled as three parts: historical caves, art caves
and cavern art museum. The historical caves will be
built in the mountains and extending for 1,500 meters.
In the caves there will be permanent wall decorations
and relives, with the main theme of contemporary cultural
and civilization. In the art caves eminent artists of
individuality and originality will be invited to perform
thematic creation. The cavern art museum takes advantage
of natural cave structure instead of traditional artificial
architecture structure. This project will present the
diversity and general trend of contemporary art and
pass down to the later generations by the everlasting
caves. This great and arduous project is to be completed
in 20 years.
Yuzi Paradise is a world's top production
workshop and holiday resort because of its beautiful
natural scenery and unique atmosphere of art. In 2003,
Yuzi Paradise was classified as an AAAA scenic area
by the China National Tourism Administration. In 2004,
Yuzi Paradise was awarded the name of "the example
base of national culture industry" by Ministry
of Culture. Undoubtedly, Yuzi Paradise is an excellence
place to visit when you come to Guilin.
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Rivers And Four Lakes
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