YCIS Puxi Students Shine at IB Art Exhibition
As an extension of part of the YCIS motto to “Align with Culture and Arts,” YCIS Shanghai’s International Baccalaureate (IB) programme includes unique experiences, including the valuable opportunity for students to publicly exhibit their work. This year, our YCIS Puxi Secondary students wowed audiences with their incredible pieces of art at the 2019 YCIS Puxi IB Visual Art & Design Technology Exhibition.
The exhibition showcased pieces from Visual Arts students Ashley, Carol, Yun Xiao, and Cindy, as well as Design and Technology students Uharn, Selena, and Yulia. Two students, Ga Rim and Bohyeon, exhibited both Visual Arts and Design and Technology creations.
The grand opening was held on Thursday, March 21 at Shanghai Changning Library and gave more than 100 attendees the opportunity to talk with the talented young artists themselves while perusing their amazing works and enjoying a lovely reception, accompanied by performances from several Secondary music students.
The gallery was a beautiful and innovative mix of materials, aesthetics, and thought-processes, demonstrating the immense skills and abilities of the Secondary students in the IB Art programme. Following the opening night event, the exhibition was open to the public until March 26 for visitors to admire the students’ artistry and hard work.
Mr Regimon Augustine, YCIS Puxi Secondary Art & Design Teacher and one of the chief organisers of the event, highlighted the students’ dedication and incredible efforts leading up to the gallery showing, saying, “The exhibition is a culmination of the students’ artwork created during their time in the IB Art Programme. The showcase highlighted a vast range of different media from ceramics to painting and printing. The students expressed themselves in so many different ways; there was truly no limit for them. Each piece is the product of deep research on the medium and on artists and techniques which inspired each individual. The students also undertook Curatorial Practice in advance of the opening, sitting in the exhibition for one day without an audience and then writing self-reflections.”
“The feedback from the students has been extremely positive, and they so enjoyed meeting the audience and discovering how the public would respond to each piece of their artwork. I am very proud of the emotions, dreams, colour, as well as the social, cultural, and personal perspectives and overall the empathy that is so present in each piece of art,” added Mr Augustine.
In Years 12 and 13, all students at YCIS Shanghai participate in the IB Diploma Programme, gaining a wealth of experience that helps prepare them for success in the increasingly globalised future. To learn more about the IB programme at YCIS, please click here.