7th, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art ever held in China, and a series of cultural and artistic exchange projects at the 11th ART POWER 100 & the 1st DESIGN POWER 100 awards ceremony in Beijing. Art Power 100 was launched in 2007 to make outstanding artists and institutions, and has become one of the country's top awards.
Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft as well as President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, "Volkswagen Group China is honored to receive this prestigious Art Power 100 Award. Just as we aim to bring the best in mobility solutions to Through the Germany 8 exhibition, Volkswagen Group China, along with Chinese and German government partners, worked together to bring top-level German-Sino-German ties to China, so we strive to help make high-quality art accessible to all Chinese people . "
As part of the 45th Anniversary of Sino-German Diplomatic Relations, Germany 8: German Art in China, a groundbreaking exhibition held in Beijing in September 2017, which is supported by China's Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education, the German Foreign Office, the Chinese Embassy in Germany, the China Embassy in China and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture.
Germany 8, co-organized by Germany's Foundation for Art and Culture and the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, featured a total of nearly 320 key works by the most important artists and highlighted the historical context and developments in German Art from 1950s to today. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photography and video were exhibited simultaneously at seven renowned museum venues throughout Beijing.
Volkswagen is committed to being a reliable partner in Chinese society. Involvement in arts and culture is a fundamental component of the company's corporate responsibility, as it is an essential part of the fabric of society. As a mobility provider Volkswagen Group China makes culture accessible through its PACE strategy, short for Participation, Connection, Education & Exchange. Germany 8 was supported by Volkswagen Group China under its PACE Strategy.
Volkswagen established the PACE cultural strategy to promote Sino-German cultural and artistic exchanges. It is concerned with the cultural environment and the cultural life of people in society. At the same time, it conveys Volkswagen Group's CSR principles and demonstrates its commitment to building a bridge.
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