Chungshan Youth Awards presented in Taipei

11/13/2017 03:47 PM
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Lin Kuo-chang (林國章, second right), director-general of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall with the winners of the Chungshan Youth Award on Sunday
Lin Kuo-chang (林國章, second right), director-general of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall with the winners of the Chungshan Youth Award on Sunday

Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) The winners at a youth award inspired by the founding father of the Republic of China (ROC), Sun Yat-sen (孫中山), each received NT$300,000 (US$9,938) in prize money in Taipei on Sunday.

The Chungshan Youth Awards ceremony was held at the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, where the winners, aged 20-45, in the categories of ink art, calligraphy and oil painting were announced.

Chen Wei-wen (陳薇文), who won the Chungshan award for ink art with her painting "Through -- Waiting," said the work showcases the flow of time and portrays many windows symbolizing different areas of space.

Chen Wei-wen (陳薇文), who won the Chungshan award for ink art poses with her painting "Through -- Waiting".

"The painting features Hong Kong airport which I chose because it is a place where people go to start their journey chasing their dreams or somewhere people go to transit in order to get home, it is a place where many different types of exchanges can take place," Chen said.

Chen Wei-wen (陳薇文), who won the Chungshan award for ink art poses with her painting "Through -- Waiting".

"The fish in the painting is the Asian arowana, a species that has been around for more than 3 million years," she said, explaining that it is like a living fossil she uses to represent the interaction of different times and spaces.

Deng Jun-hao (鄧君浩), winner of the Chungshan award for calligraphy with the works "Hanshan's Poetry" and "A Dragon Couplet" said: "Chinese characters are not just strokes and dots, when assembled together have their meaning."

Deng Jun-hao (鄧君浩), winner of the Chungshan award for calligraphy poses with his work.

"When the characters are written in a certain way, it can seem like they are moving, like they are singing or dancing," Deng said.

Chen Hung-chun (陳宏群), winner of the Chungshan award for oil painting for his work "Dimensional Model XIV," said he was inspired by reading scientific books and uses a hexagon shape to represent the space wrapped around us.

Chen Hung-chun (陳宏群), winner of the Chungshan award for oil painting poses with his work "Dimensional Model XIV".

Lin Kuo-chang (林國章), director-general of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, said the Chungshan Youth Award, which is in its second year, is an annual event organized by the memorial hall.

Lin Kuo-chang (林國章, front), director-general of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

The event celebrates and awards excellence and innovation in the field of art and culture and represents the spirit of ROC founding father Sun Yat-sen, Lin said.

Sun (1866-1925) played a major role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty, the last imperial dynasty in China, and founded the ROC in 1912.

(By William Yen)

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