International Forest Art Symposium (IFAS) in Mount Lushan
3. International Forest Art Conference »Poetic Forest« Oct. 12th, 2010

Symposium »Poetic Forest«

September 21 to October 9, 2010

Official opening Forest Art Path

October 12, 2010

World Famous Mountain Conference

October 11 to 16, 2010

3. International Forest Art Conference

October 12, 2010 (panels)

Panel 1

14 - 15 pm

Panel 2

15 - 16 pm


16 - 16.10 pm

October 14, 2010 (tour)

The Chief Secretary of the World Famous Mountain Association, Mr. Zheng Xiang, has invited the International Forest Art Association (Germany) to host the 3. International Forest Art Conference as part of the 2. World Famous Mountain Conference. The topic of this conference is »Poetic Forest - An Art Laboratory«. The conference will be organized in cooperation with the Global Geopark Bergstrasse - Odenwald, Germany in the frame of the cooperation between the Global Geoparks Mt. Lushan and Bergstrasse-Odenwald.

History of the International Forest Art Conferences

The 1. International Forest Art Conference »Native/Invasive« at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA,2007) and the 2. International Forest Art Conference »Cycles and Systems« at the Castle Jagdschloss Kranichstein in Darmstadt (Germany 2008) attracted international artists, curators, environmental specialists and scientists. The audience of the World Famous Mountain Conference will experience the concept of Forest Art directly by visiting the Forest Art Path and will be able to deepen their knowledge about Forest Art in accompanying lectures during the Conference.

The Forest Art Conference »Poetic Forest - An Art Laboratory« brings together artists, curators, foresters and environmentalists to discuss. The nine speakers come from five countries: Australia, China, Germany, South Korea, Switzerland. Each panel will consist of 4 to 5 discussants, each will talk 10-15 minutes about the same topic in their respective fields.

Panel 1: Poetic Forest- Art and Poetry a symbiotic connection

  • »Poetic Art Works in Forest and Nature« - Ute Ritschel, Curator (Germany)
  • »The Chinese Vase and Artistic Works in Landscape« - Roger Rigorth, Artist (Swiss)
  • »Sustainability in the Forest - An Art« - Peter Fischer, Forester/Forest Pedagogy (Germany)
  • »Mushroom Tree, Spider Webs and Water Research« - Ping Qiu, Artist (China/Germany)

Panel 2: Magic Landscapes - Art in Landscape a sustainable and holistic approach

  • »Magic Landscape and Forest Art in the Global Geopark Bergstraße-Odenwald« - Dr. Jutta Weber, Geologist (Germany)
  • »Yatoo Nature Movement & Geumgang Nature Art Biennale« - Jeon Won-Gil, Curator (South Korea)
  • »Geopark Kanawinka and Art Concepts« - Gareth Colliton (Australia)
  • »The History of Magic Landscapes« - Cassian Schmidt, Botanist (Germany)
  • »The White Temple for Mount Lushan and Magic Works of Art« - Jens J. Meyer, Artist (Germany)