Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun is a renowned contemporary Chinese artist, known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints featuring his signature laughing self-portraits. His works often feature uniform pink faces, portraying a sense of unity while exploring various symbols, metaphors, signs, and daily life depictions. Yue Minjun’s art challenges social and cultural conventions, often taking a radical, abstract, ironic, and cynical approach to political issues and objects. He is frequently categorized as a part of the Chinese “Cynical Realist” movement, although he vehemently denies this label and asserts that his art represents a unique moment in history that is unclassifiable under any registered style. With his uncompromising approach to art, Yue Minjun continues to inspire contemplation and reflection on contemporary Chinese culture, establishing himself as one of China’s most prominent contemporary artists.

Inter-Faith Dialogue

At the heart of LIAN Foundation’s mission lies the belief in the transformative power of peaceful dialogue for community building. We are committed to promoting social cohesion and religious inclusion by embracing cultural diversity and fostering cooperation.

The foundation provides the necessary resources to establish a framework for combating intolerance, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to hatred, and violence against individuals based on religion, culture, or belief.

Our goal is to create an environment where acceptance, understanding, and mutual respect flourish, nurturing a society where individuals freely express their unique identities while embracing the richness of others’ backgrounds.

Our initiatives are driven by the vision of building a better tomorrow, where unity and cooperation become the cornerstones of a more compassionate and equitable global community.