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East Asian arts showcased in Changsha

Updated: 2017-10-26

 

Residents in Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, got the chance to enjoy painting and calligraphy from East Asia at an exhibition held at the Hunan Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum on Oct 21.

 

More than 70 works created by well-known artists from Japan and South Korea were exhibited, as well as more than 100 works from Changsha artists such as Yang Fuyin, Zhang Xiliang, Shi Gang and Liu Xiaoping.

 

The exhibition showcases East Asian culture and promotes exchanges between China, Japan and South Korea. The artistic works of different countries demonstrated the shared origin between Chinese, Japanese and South Korean culture.

 

The China, Japan and South Korea Calligraphy and Painting Exchange Exhibition gets underway on Oct 21 in Changsha, Hunan province, in a bid to promote cultural exchanges. [Photo by He Wenbing/icswb.com]

 

Chinese calligraphy was listed as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2009. Japanese and South Korean artists added cultural elements of their own country to the original Chinese calligraphy, showing the same poetry written in three different ways.

 

Visitors appreciate the art of calligraphy and painting by South Korean artists at Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum, Changsha on Oct 21 [Photo by He Wenbing/icswb.com]

 

Artists from Japan and South Korea spoke highly of the exhibition. The head of South Korea Daegu Artists Association said that the different forms of economic, political and cultural exchange demands historical basis. "The cultural exchange helps us understand each other better despite the artists from different countries having their own styles," he said. A delegate from Japan also emphasized the importance of cultural exchange for the communications between cities and peoples.

 

The exhibition is part of the event "Culture City of East Asia 2017 Year of Changsha" which is held by the bureau of culture, radio, film, TV, press and publication of Changsha and supported by Changsha Museum and Hunan Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum.

 

Visitors admire works of art during the calligraphy and painting exchange held in Changsha from Oct 21 to 23. [Photo by He Wenbing/icswb.com]

 

Source: Changsha Evening News