Changchun World Sculpture Park is located in south of Changchun city, Jilin, China. It is a collection of Eastern and Western art and sculpture set in a natural landscape and run as a theme park. It was named a national 5A-class tourist attraction.
Changchun World Sculpture Park was founded in 2001, and officially opened in September 2003. The park covers an area of 92 hectares (230 acres), including 11 hectares (27 acres) of lakes. The park features a combination of natural landscapes and cultural landscapes. With the theme of “friendship, peace and spring”, the park combines Eastern and Western cultures and arts with unique charm and style.
The sculpture tower, which embodies the theme of “friendship, peace and spring”, was co-authored by the famous domestic sculpture masters Ye Shan, Pan He, Cheng Yun Xian, Wang Keqing and Cao Chunsheng. A tower, 29.5 meters (97 ft) high, composed of young girls, flowers and dove of peace surrounded by reflect the five continents five groups of cast bronze statues and white marble relief, modeling exquisite, spectacular spectacular, won the Third National City Sculpture Construction Achievement Exhibition outstanding works prize.
“People from around the world will appreciate hundreds of sculptures here which represent the hope for peace, friendship and bright spring.”; “It is a beautiful dream to build a sculpture park. People need more courage to turn a dream into reality”
—– Dutch sculptor Marianne Van Den Heuvel
Located in the garden is the Changchun Sculpture Museum building which has an area of 12,500 square meters. The museum features a special exhibition area, now possession of hundreds of magical African horse Conde wood carvings and a large number of Chinese and foreign famous sculptor sculpture quality.
Changchun World Sculpture Park has a large number of works of art, a wide range of artistic styles. It has more than 340 sculptures from more than 130 countries and over 300 sculptors. There is a masterpiece that reflects Eskimos culture and Maori culture, as well as the emblems of Indo-European culture, African culture, Latin American culture and oriental culture, which fully reflect the national, ethnic and geographical features and are rich in materials and different in style.
Located in the northeastern part of the park, the Museum of Songshan-Hanrong African Art Collection provides you an access toward African arts. Over 12,000 pieces of exquisite African sculpture and paintings from southeastern countries in Africa, including Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, are preserved here, which contribute to the center of Makonde Woodcarving in China.
Every year in September, China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium would be held in the park, and masterpieces of the active brilliant sculptors such as Kubasov, Charkin, Liyaolou, Molores, Lyons, Taft are collected in the park and demonstrated.
Cheng Yun-Xian’s “Iron Horse Jin Ge”
Chen Yun Gang’s “Big East to go”
French sculptor Rodin’s “The Thinker”
German sculptor Maisiyasi “Safe”
African Macond wood carving