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Forgotten capital, Luoyang, aims to revive past glory

Before the middle of the 10th century, the city of Luoyang was already a bustling metropolis - for half of its then 3,000-year-old history it had been the capital of some 13 dynasties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 16:43:39

Visitors flock to see 1,000 li of history at Forbidden City

As A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains (Qianli Jiangshan Tu) opened to viewing at 8:30 am, Palace Museum employees warned art lovers lining up outside to expect a three-hour wait.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 23:28:40

Beijing hosts 'Deutschland 8,' largest showcase of contemporary German art ever shown in China

It must be the largest showcase of contemporary German art in China. The ongoing Deutschland 8 - Deutshce Kunst in China Series exhibition is so large that seven museums in Beijing are needed to present the 320 works from 55 German artists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:53:39

National Museum of China exhibits rare collection of relics from Qin and Han dynasties

After taking New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art by storm for the past few months, a rare collection of relics from China's first two unified empires, the Qin (221BC-206BC) and Han (206BC-AD220) dynasties, have returned home to go on display at the National Museum of China (NMC) starting from Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 17:48:39

Month-long Women of the World festival arrives in Beijing for its first visit to China

Over the weekend, the month-long Women of the World festival opened in Beijing. Established by Jude Kelly, the artistic director of the Southbank Centre in London, in 2010, the festival has toured 20 cities around the world including New York, Paris and Sydney.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 17:18:40

‘Sang Culture' barometer for mood of young Chinese

"'Failure is not scary.' Actually, what's scary is that you think that's true." "When you start thinking you are ugly and poor, do not fall into despair… this at least shows that your judgement is right on the nose."
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 18:58:39

National Museum of China to showcase works from 43 grandmasters of literature and arts

A new exhibition featuring works, publications, photos and documents about 43 Chinese grandmasters of literature and arts kicked off at the National Museum of China on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 17:03:39

In pics: 19th intl fashion festival in Australia's Perth

A model presents a creation during the 19th international fashion festival in Perth, Australia, Sept. 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 11:11:19

Eudon Choi Spring/Summer 2018 collections staged in London

A model presents a creation of Eudon Choi Spring/Summer 2018 collection during London Fashion Week in London, Britain, Sept. 15, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 10:48:58

A look at biggest ceramic artware manufacturer in China

Workers colour cups on a porcelain production line in Dehua County of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 14, 2017. Dehua, famous for its porcelain industry especially its delicate ceramic whiteware, is the biggest ceramic artware manufacturer and export base in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 9:06:21

Artists from China's Taiwan perform at Silk Road Intl Arts Festival

Actresses of Dunqing Troupe from southeast China's Taiwan perform dancing during the 4th Silk Road International Arts Festival in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Sept. 13, 2017. A total of 184 stage shows are performed by artists from more than 20 countries and regions at the arts festival that will last till Sept. 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 15:11:05

Six major exhibitions bring ancient Chinese masterpieces and Hungarian royal collection to Beijing’s Palace Museum

If you are interested in viewing some rare ancient artworks, you will certainly have plenty of opportunities to do so at the Palace Museum in Beijing this month. Among the more notable works making their debut at the Beijing museum later this month is a legendary 11.9-meter-long Song Dynasty (960-1279) landscape painting by an 18-year-old court artist that has only been displayed three times in the past six decades.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 19:03:39

Norwegian artist Henrik Placht weighs in on his experiences in N. Korea

In an interview with the Global Times, published on Tuesday, Traavik went into detail about some of the difficulties and negative situations he had encountered trying to carry out the project amid current international tensions. After reading the article, Norwegian artist Henrik Placht, one of the artists who took part in the project, wrote in to present his take on the experience.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:38:40

China’s Ministry of Culture announces new five-year work plan dedicated to the protection of ancient books

China's Ministry of Culture released a work plan outlining a projected aim at protecting ancient books as part of the country's 13th Five-year Plan (2016-20) on Wednesday. This is the very first five-year plan to focus on protection of ancient books in China, according to the ministry's press release.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:18:41

Chinese architect Zhang Ke wins 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal

Chinese architect Zhang Ke has been awarded the 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal, one of the most internationally recognized architecture prizes, Finland's Alvar Aalto Foundation announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 18:18:40

Chinese artist Xing Danwen reconstructs reality in 'Captive of Love' exhibition at Red Brick Art Museum

It is the largest showcase of artist Xing Danwen's art in her entire career. Her new exhibition, Captive of Love, at Beijing's Red Brick Art Museum not only displays many of the photographs that have made her a much talked about name in Chinese art circle, but also features a number of her installation works and videos, most of which were created during the earlier parts of the 50-year-old's career.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:18:39

A big world in the hands of miniature carving artist

Artist Ran Longquan looks at a miniature carving with the help of a magnifying glass in his studio in Kunming City, the capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Sept. 12, 2017. Ran, 60, was born into a family of carpenter and developed an interest in art at a young age. He began working on miniature carving in the 1980s and has become a master at carving vivid sculptures out of grains of rice, nuts and hair.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 14:30:00

Chinese architect Zhang Ke wins 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal

Chinese architect Zhang Ke was awarded 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal, one of the most internationally recognized architecture prizes, Finland's Alvar Aalto Foundation announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:30:26