Calligraphy Master Chen Hongwu did the honor of coming to Belgium in the framework of the opening events of the 3rd China Arts Festival in the EU in May 2017. Master Chen is a renowned member of the China Calligraphers Association, itself under the Chinese Federation of Arts and Literary Circles.
The Press Club Brussels Europe welcomed us for the occasion, along with 40 guests specially invited for their interest in calligraphy and Chinese arts, including some representatives of the press. We organized and hosted a special session with an “artist talk” and a masterclass with a live calligraphy demonstration by Master Chen himself. The organization and invitations of this event was completely handled by Atlas International Culture for the China Arts Festival in the EU. We also invited Jean-Marie Simonet, great Belgian sinologist and specialist of calligraphy, to come and discuss about the specificities of calligraphy as a unique form of art. The exchanges between the two specialists was of great interest for the guests, and was with no doubt a insightful encounter between two great minds.