Guilin Yuzi Paradise, founded by Taiwanese entrepreneur
Mr. Rhy-Chang Tsao in 1996, is a large-scale international park of land art projects
mainly engaged in cavern art and contemporary sculpture. It is located in the
unique and unspoiled natural surroundings of Guilin. With the joined efforts of
global eminent artists, it is to be built as a living museum and leave a fine
cultural heritage for future generations. It is a world heritage in progress shared
and possessed by the world.
To reach this ultimate goal,
the construction of the park is to protect nature and create new culture by displaying
contemporary art in various languages and styles. With the perfect combination
of sheer natural beauty and peerless art glamour, Guilin Yuzi Paradise is to be
a fairyland for all the people to experience the eternal power of art and culture.
overall construction of Guilin Yuzi Paradise is predicted to be 30 years and divided
into 2 phases. The first phase is programmed as a 10-year project based on the
existed geographical features. It takes the International Sculpture Park as the
main body, surrounded by living & working area, art village, art salon, teaching
& demonstrating are, open air theater and spiritual center. The first phase
started in 1999 and the living & working area will be completed and open at
the beginning of 2003. It covers a land area over 1 acre with construction items
including Smile Plaza, Founder Memorial, Art Canteen, Holiday Center, Creation
Center, Administration Building, Sundance Lakes, Cafe Forest, Water of Fantasy,
Land Art Labyrinth, Lake of Regrets, World Flower Corridor and etc..
second phase will focus on the cavern art project, which is the most distinguishing
feature in Guilin Yuzi Paradise. Guilin is famous for its picturesque scenery
of clean water, beautiful mountains and caverns and rocks. Guilin Yuzi Paradise
wishes to endow the unique natural landscape with cultural elements by art creation,
so as to establish an immortal cultural and historical heritage for the world.
The cavern art project is scheduled as three parts: historical caves, art caves
and cavern art museum. The historical caves will be built in the mountains and
extending for 1,500 meters. In the caves there will be permanent wall decorations
and relives, with the main theme of contemporary cultural and civilization. In
the art caves eminent artists of individuality and originality will be invited
to perform thematic creation. The cavern art museum takes advantage of natural
cave structure instead of traditional artificial architecture structure. Though
hidden in the grotesque Guilin mountains, it will be functioning as the most well-equipped
modern art museum for art collection and display. This project will present the
diversity and general trend of contemporary art and pass down to the later generations
by the everlasting caves. This great and arduous project is to be completed in
Observed from either the construction process or the
objectives, Guilin Yuzi Paradise is different from any other tourism development
projects. The project of the park itself is a super large-scale art piece, therefore
all people involved proceed their work with great caution and responsibility so
as to display a perfect production to be shared with the world, no matter in the
planning or on-going construction.
While infrastructure is proceeding,
various art creation projects are conducted in Guilin Yuzi Paradise. So far there
have been activities such as International Sculpture Symposium, Thematic Projects
and International Sculpture Awards, and some other activities of cultural exchange
and art promotion, some of which are sponsored solely, others co-organized with
Since 1997, Guilin Yuzi Paradise have
held 8 International Sculpture Symposia with 114 artists of 25 countries involved
and created 114 outdoor monumental sculptures. In the thematic projects Mr. Ju
Ming (world-known sculptor from Taiwan), Mr. Shiau Jon-Jen (General Art Director
of Guilin Yuzi Paradise), Mr. Xiao Li (Beijing), Ms. Li Xiuqin(Hangzhou), Mr.
Robert Pierrestiger(France) and Mr. Eberhard Eckerle(Germany) have all created
a series of colorful art works in the park. There have been over 200 sculptures
and mostly displayed in the living and working area.
2002, Guilin Yuzi Paradise launched the first International Sculpture Awards,
in which 'Art Collection' Magazine and 'Sculpture' Magazine are the co-organizers.
These awards are expected to help the emerging artists, to popularize excellent
works of established artists and to promote art and culture exchange on a global
scale. By exhibiting the outstanding works we also hope to rich people's cultural
life, infuse art and culture elements into the society, and thus fulfill the in-depth
significance of cultural construction.
As the only key commonweal
project of art and culture in present China, Guilin Yuzi Paradise is to continuously
sponsor or co-sponsor various international art promotion activities and competitions,
by which to make Guilin more acknowledged as a holy land and the "Olympics"
of contemporary art than just an international tourism city, and will lead China
trending to the center of global art and culture stage.
that the development of Guilin Yuzi Paradise will become the most important record
and heritage of human civilization in 21st century.