What is our vision for the future? The Vision Board mural series at U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou showcases positive artistic expressions of the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The project is called a “Vision Board,” which is a visual representation of goals intended to serve as inspiration or motivation. Within a given theme, designs are created collaboratively between American and Chinese artists depicting shared and inspired visions on important global matters. The selected designs are placed at the Consulate’s entrances for public display, reflection, and discussion.
PHASE TWO: ENDURING PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE RELATIONSHIPS
On display from December 2022 to May 2023, the second phase of Vision Board depicts the enduring people-to-people relationships between citizens of the United States and the People’s Republic of China. We celebrate not only our shared history, but also an interwoven future of familial connections, educational exchange, professional opportunities, trade, and more. In the fall of 2022, 17 pairs of Chinese and American artists worked collaboratively to portray a positive future of these people-to-people relationships that have existed throughout history, are alive today, and will continue indefinitely. Two designs (below) were selected as best portraying these deep and meaningful connections.
PHASE ONE: CLIMATE VISION
On display from April to December 2022, the first phase of Vision Board depicted a shared vision of a world in which humanity has surmounted the climate challenge through behavioral and technological change. As no country can solve the climate crisis alone, the United States and the People’s Republic of China issued a joint declaration on enhancing climate action during COP26 in Glasgow November 10, 2021. Both sides agreed that climate action and cooperation need to be accelerated, including the transition to a global net zero economy. To bring this discussion to Zhujiang New Town, 16 pairs of American and Chinese artists crafted diverse images, including elements from both cultures and envisioned our future resilience and modifications to life resulting from the climate crisis. Two designs (below) were selected as best inspiring more ambitious climate action.