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To support up-and-coming young artists

April 2022

A synergy and common values

CHU Teh-Chun, driven by “creative passion”, sought to achieve a dual technical mastery in both Western painting and Chinese art. In the latter part of his life, this eternally unsatisfied artist finally accomplished his quest. His admirable gesture proved to be that of a creator of a singular, poetic and infinitely cosmic work.

This same passion has led the CHU Teh-Chun Foundation to support the young artistic scene: a commitment to the development and renewal of creative talents.

The International School of Geneva (ECOLINT) was the first international school ever established, founded in 1924 in Geneva by officials of the ILO (International Labour Office) and the League of Nations ( known nowadays as the UN). With its 140 nationalities and 80 languages, ECOLINT is the world’s most diverse school community. Its vocation is to promote peace education and the transmission of strong humanitarian values such as welcoming others, respect and intercultural understanding, values that are also dear to the CHU Teh-Chun Foundation.

ECOLINT has a very dynamic Arts Centre, offering a wide range of cultural programmes: performances, workshops, conferences and hosting professional artists in residence. It offers a real cultural platform for transmission and interdisciplinary sharing in Geneva, accessible to a wide range of audiences.

Many projects have emerged from this partnership: immersive exhibition (last October), Young Talents Award, and more are to come.
CHU Teh-Chun Prize: Young Talents Award

This award was created by the CHU Teh-Chun Foundation and the ECOLINT Arts Centre to support young artists and encourage young students with artistic potential.

The granting of this award is based on the recommendation of the Head of the Visual Arts Department in consultation with her/his team of teachers, the first recipient being revealed this summer.

Screening of the documentary film « CHU Teh-Chun 朱德群 »
This documentary film dedicated to the artist’s life and work – made on the occasion of the commemoration of the centenary of the artist’s birth (1920-2014) – is a perfect medium to convey the artist’s creative passion to the younger generation.

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