Art@Site Lau Van, Wen Lou Facing the Wind

Lau Van, Wen Lou


Facing the Wind

Beijing International Sculpture Park
Name in pinyin: Wen Lou, Place of birth: China, Born: 1933.
Van Lau graduated from the Fine Arts Department in National Taiwan Normal University in 1959.
He held an exhibition at the Hong Kong City Hall in 1964. In 1965, he obtained a grant to visit the United States from the Institute of International Education, U.S.A. In 1968, his sculpture Exhibition was held in LUZ Gallery, Manila.
He was awarded SFBM Medal in the 145th Annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design, N. Y., U.S.A. in 1970.
An exhibition of his work was sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1979. In 1984, he organized the first Hong Kong Open-Air Sculptures Exhibition. A major exhibition, 'The Art of Van Lau' was presented by the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1987. In 1992, 'The Exhibition of Sculpture by Van Lau' was presented by the Hsiung Shih Gallery in Taipei. 'Van Lau Sculptures Exhibition' was presented by the Sichuan Gallery in 1992.
He is now the Chairman of the Hong Kong Artists Association and the President of the Hong Kong Sculptors Association.
Title: The Art of Van Lau
Description: Van Lau is one of the leading sculptors in Hong Kong who has also contributed a great deal to the development of art education over the past decades through teaching, lecturing and publishing. This catalogue was published on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1987. The presentation of his body of work, including paintings, is divided into three sections, providing a glimpse of the evolution of his art. Artist’s biography is included.
Publicer: Hong Kong Museum of Art
Shijingshan District is one of the six uraban districts under the administration of Beijing. As an international traveler first time visiting Beijing, you would rarely think of visiting this unknown district on the west edge of Beijing city proper. Shijingshan District is not a place rich in historical sites or natural landscapes.
But if you are interested in arts and sculpture, Shijingshan is worth visiting, mainly due to the unique Beijing International Sculpture Park in the district. It is a multi-function park focused on arts appreciation, research, travel and entertainment. The natural landscape and man-made arts and sculpture are perfectly merged here in the park.
There are over 200 sculptures from over 40 countries, dotted in the park create a paradise for people seeking the mixture of arts and natural beauty. In the middle of the park, there is a Yulan Magnolia Garden planted with hundreds of Yulan Magnolia trees of 9 species, a highlight during the spring time when all the Yulan Magnolia trees are in full bloom.

The Beijing International Sculpture Park gives space to the WTCF.
WTCF is the first city-based international tourism organization in the world. Guided by the vision of Better City Life through Tourism, it is committed to facilitating exchanges and cooperations between members and promoting sustainable growth in the tourism sector. WTCF aims to increase the appeal of tourism cities as international destinations, enhance the quality and efficiency of their services, boost the brand images of tourism cities and promote balanced economic and social progress in tourism cities and regions."