On 10th of September, After the exhibition at the Medici Palace in Florence，Silk Road Golden Bridge came to Sino-Italian Design Exchange Center - Florence base Villa Strozzi, expanded a further communication of Western and Eastern civilization.
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Sino-Italian Design Exchange Center(SIDEC)
International Culture Exchange and Innovation Centre (ICEIC)
Villa strozzi mansion belongs to Strozzi Family, who was one of the most well-known aristocrat families as well as Economics Families in 16th century. Strozzi Family was also the most competitive rival of Midici Family, the ruler of Florence at that time. Mona Lisa, the most famous portrait figure of Leonardo da Vinci, was the descendant of Srozzi’s 15th generation. Silk Road Golden Bridge is now exhibited in the First Chinese Overseas Cultural and Creative Industry Park, as known as SIDEC, which is supported and established by both Shanghai Government and Florence Government. This event was also a beginning of further cooperation between artist Shu Yong with SIDEC, DoBe WE" and ICEIC.
In the middle of 17th century, when the name of Leonardo da Vinci came out to the public with Mona Lisa, Gilgio Vasari, who is responsible for Chateau de Fontainebleau artwork catalog editing, appreciated “Mona Lisa” as “exquisite skills, and the best among all”. The number of who visited Louvre to see “Mona Lisa” is around 6 million every year. This painting was borrowed from French Government to President of the US, Kennedy as a special object, surprisingly crossed Atlantic, and arrived the US on 19th of December 1962, then was exhibited in Washington DC and New York for 52 days. The trip of this painting to the US, attracted imaginations from the whole world. Therefore, “Mona Lisa”, as the great masterpieces of the new era, also because of its mystery and fascinating feature, led to the unprecedented situation that people were so passionate to an individual artwork through the US history. The exhibition of “Mona Lisa”, also happened to be at the keypoint of the US history. It became an essential means of diplomacy and played its unique role during the peak time of Cold War. Today, after six centuries from “Mona Lisa” diplomacy, Silk Road Golden Bridge as well played a role of diplomatic massager in the friendly interactions between China and overseas by its fascinating Chinese feature and the art form of combining Chinese and other international cultures. Silk Road Golden Bridge annotates Chinese silk sprit of “new era” from the beginning to end, and it paves the way for constructing a community with a shared future for mankind.
The prototype of the oil painting of Silk Road Golden Bridge is a large-scale landscape sculpture installation art created by Shu Yong on the background of the “Belt and Road” initiative. This piece is 28 meters long, 6 meters high and 4 meters wide. It is made of 20,000 pieces of "Great Wall Brick" artificial resin crystal bricks, and the color is amber. Inside each brick is the “National Flower” or “City Flower” of dozens of countries and nearly 100 cities along the “Silk Road”. Shu Yong said, “Silk Road Golden Bridge has been through rigorous verify as well as careful consideration during creating. After fully respect to every country, every culture and every faith, Silk Road Golden Bridge took Bridge, which is the symbol of connecting in worldwide, as the container; applied the national flowers from every country as the mutual language of art, to expresses cultures and emotions from the whole world.”
In 2009, when Shu Yong was honored as Lifetime Achievement Award of the 7th Florence International Modern Art Biennale, he is the first artist in mainland China, as well as the youngest artist in the world who has been honored this title.
In 2015, at EXPO Milan and Milan Triennale, Shu Yong presented Silk Road Golden Bridge . The work symbolizing the establishment of a "bridge of communication", was the heaviest Chinese artwork in EXPO Milan, and attracted European media’s fully attention.
July 2018 , Silk Road Golden Bridge was exhibited in the capital city of The Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed on the golden brick.
September 2018，as the iconic landscape of FOCAC Beijing Summit 2018 ,Silk Road Golden Bridge is exhibiting in front of the National Convention Center, With its unique Chinese personality and the cultural and artistic forms of Chinese and foreign fusion, it interprets the spirit of the Silk Road in the new era and the new mission and responsibility of Silk Road Golden Bridge.
During those years, Shu Yong consistently communicates and interacts through different forms with Italian and other Western countries in terms of his artworks. To provide more communication channels for the exchange of art and culture between China and the West, in-depth dialogue and exchange of Chinese and Western art in this event, uses the internationalized artistic language provide a new possibility for “One Belt, One Road” strategy to go deep into the international community, play an active role in China’s deep integration into the international community and made contributions。