The 2022 Gothenburg Book Fair, the largest in Northern Europe, was hold at the Swedish Exhibition Center from 22-25 September 2022. The Zhen Shan Ren Art Exhibition at the Book Fair attracted great attention and it became the highlight of the whole event.
Located next to the customer service center, the Zhen Shan Ren Art Exhibition caught the eyes of a long stream of visitors. They expressed admiration for the beauty and peacefulness of their representations, while listening to the guides clarifying the deeper meanings of each art piece. They were not only impressed by the artist's exquisite skills, but also by the story behind each work of art.
Kristina Kleinert, a dance consultant, choreographer and ballet teacher, was one of the guides at the exhibition. She has loved art since childhood and often reflected on the meaning and process of life. Young visitors in groups liked to approach and listen to her.
One student of art said excitedly, "The traditional figurative style used by the painters is amazing!” She marvelled at the deep meaning of each painting which, she said, had perfect composition and rich content.
She studied for a long time a painting named "Jointly Condemning Evil". This painting told the story of how the Chinese Communist Party, knowing that Falun Gong practitioners are extraordinarily healthy, secretly harvested their organs on a large scale for its global organ transplantation industry.
The CCP made huge profits by committing crimes never seen before in this world. It concealed its evil deeds from the Chinese people and the international community and rejected all requests of independent investigations by foreign organizations. Human rights advocates and doctors in various countries had presented evidence of crimes committed by the CCP. When party leaders and officials travelled abroad, they had nowhere to flee in the face of multiple lawsuits. This had triggered several governments, parliaments, and human rights commissions to adopt resolutions condemning the CCP's crime.
French publishers: Silence is louder than any sound
A French publisher who came to the book fair found the paintings deeply touching. She said, "The message expressed in these paintings is too strong, too touching. I got goosebumps.” At the same time, the superb skills of the painters amazed her. She said these paintings were silent but silence is louder than any sound.
After watching the exhibition, many visitors expressed gratitude for learning more about Falun Gong, the persecution of practitioners in China, and the evil crimes of the CCP. They supported the peaceful struggle of Falun Gong practitioners and wished them success in their future efforts. Certain visitors of the book fair hurried passed to various lectures, yet they threw a smile of encouragement to the guides, and some gave a thumbs up in support.
An educator: See you at the practice site
Many educational enterprises had set up booths at the book fair. A teacher hurried in and said he could finally find time to see the Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition. He had received a leaflet on the first day but was too busy receiving visitors at his own booth. He took advantage of his lunch break to catch up on the exhibition. When he learned that practicing Dafa could bring physical and mental health to practitioners, he showed great interest. When he left, he took the information about the practice sites and said: “See you at the practice site.”
A lady named Helen rushed to the book fair and saw the exhibition. She said excitedly: "There seems to be something special in the darkness that attracted me. When I saw your exhibition, I understood that this is what I am here for.” She wore a Chinese blouse and carefully watched each painting. She said she felt a strong energy and stayed for a long time. When the guide told her that she could learn and practice Falun Gong, she was very excited and said she wanted to learn the practice.
Another young lady said, "As soon as I entered the book fair, I was attracted to you by a strong energy.” While certain paintings made her sad, they also made her feel hopeful. She talked with the guide for a long time and learned a lot about the beauty of Falun Dafa and the truth about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. In the end, she became extremely interested in learning and practicing Falun Gong.
Organizer of the exhibition: Raising awareness with the Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition
Ann, a professional sculptor, was a member of the Konst & Kultur, a Swedish art and cultural association engaged with the Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition project. Together with other members, she had involved in organizing a total of thirty-five exhibitions since 2011. All the members of the association are Falun Gong practitioners who aimed to tell the story of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China through the works of international artists.
Zhen Shan Ren Art Exhibition helped people to further understand the CCP's crimes of persecuting Falun Gong. A picture was worth a thousand words, she said. Every painter´s works of art displayed in the exhibition captured the courage and good intentions of the Falun Gong practitioners. The exhibition radiated their graceful faith to Dafa cultivation and their resolute spirits in face of the cruel CCP persecution. Eventually, the truth would prevail, and justice would triumph over evil.
Original report: https://www.yuanming.net/articles/a162626-.html
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