继中央美术学院国际预科2020年毕业展 “ReSTART/重启”和2021年毕业展 “ReUNITED/重聚”之后，我将今年的毕业展主题命名为“ReTURN/重返”。三年过去了，三个一脉相承的“Re-系列”毕业展见证的是我们在这三年中始终保有的乐观斗志与共克时艰的不易成果。
Following the 2020 graduation exhibition "ReSTART" of CAFA International Foundation and the 2021 graduation exhibition "ReUNITED", I named the theme of this year's graduation exhibition "ReTURN". Three years have passed, and the three "Re-" series of graduation exhibitions in the same line have witnessed the optimism and fighting spirit we have always maintained in the past three years and the precious achievements in overcoming these difficulties together.
ReTURN contains the expectation of returning, returning to normal, returning to paradise, returning to the future... What we want to return is not the place where we came, but all the symbols that hold a beautiful vision. ReTURN is more than just a vision, it confronts our inescapable uncertainty and reminds us to adopt new strategies. Things are always moving forward in twists and turns, turning, turning, and turning again. There is no definite direction. Everyone, everything, and every system must adapt accordingly. We could either be forced to change lanes or take an active turn to overtake, we had no choice but a choice. Every turning point reflects the ethical stance, intellectual cultivation and courage of the chooser. The graduation project ReTURN advocates openness, thinking and introspection. We hope that students can cruise independently and collide with each other in the free space created by this theme, and then collide with some unexpected bright creative sparks.
Turn, Turn, Turn again. Difficulties, challenges, and differences will always come one after another and come back; but luck, opportunities, and blue oceans will always emerge in an endless stream, and we will always reinvigorated, regained the original intention, and returned to the spiritual paradise with wisdom and faith! Congratulations to our 2022 graduates and sincerely thanks to CAFAIFC teaching and administration team!