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Chinese ink wash paintings major highlight at Art West Lake fair in Hangzhou

The curtain rose on the Art West Lake: International Ink Wash Fair in Hangzhou of East China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday night. More than 3,000 ink wash paintings are on display at the fair, which runs until Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:58:39

Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble brings 'Macbeth' to Beijing

Shakespeare's classical play Macbeth will be performed as musical by the Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing on June 13-14.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 14:58:39

Chengxuan Auctions releases spring auction list

Chinese auction house Chengxuan on Wednesday released a list of the works of art that will go under the hammer during its upcoming spring auction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:23:40

China World Heritage Photo Exhibition to open in Los Angeles

A photo exhibition showcasing selections of China's 53 UNESCO World Heritage sites will kick off Wednesday at the historic Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles county in the US, the China National Tourist Office, Los Angeles announced at a press conference on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 18:38:40

Beijing Design Week releases 2019 lineup of projects for September

This year's Beijing Design Week will start on September 5 and end on October 7, Wang Yudong, deputy director of the event's organizing committee, announced at a press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 18:28:41

Artist brings 'a donkey wearing a tie' to UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

Chinese artist Zhao Bandi donated his latest work P.A.D.Y. to the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art on Saturday, the International Museum Day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 18:23:40

Daliangshan theater festival aims to become drama king of China's mountainous southwest region

Standing on bamboo rafts, a man and woman dressed in the traditional clothing of the Yi ethnic group sing to each other from across the water. The boats, carrying an amazed audience, slowly floated across the water, passing by two dancers performing the traditional Korean talchum mask dance on a small island. Next, the boat passed by two young women dressed in ancient Greek clothing braiding each other's hair by the water. By their side stood an athletic young man dressed as Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and theater.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 16:25:26

In Belgium a mullet is not a haircut, it's a state of mind

Belgium is all business at the front, in the very serious EU capital Brussels, but it's all party at the back, in the little western town of Boussu.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:40

Not so crazy

Jessica Hausner, one of four female directors vying for the Cannes top prize, remembers watching "crazy women" in movies by the great Hollywood masters and sensing something was off.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:39

Enjoy a relaxing meal with Yangzhou 'morning tea'

When was the last time you sat down and had a nice breakfast?
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:23:39

Beautiful China tourism fair held in Madrid

The Beautiful China Tourism Fair was held in Madrid on Tuesday at the historic Palacio de los Duques de Pastrana.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 19:33:40

Qinghai Province introduces itself to Bulgaria

Over 200 photos and traditional handicrafts were on display at the Touching the Magic of Qinghai exhibition held at the Confucius Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 19:28:42

Japanese bonsai art museum advocates int'l horticultural exchanges

"Imagine yourself as a little bug standing under enormous trees when appreciating the beauty of a bonsai," said Hiroyuki Aoki, a Japanese bonsai artist, when describing his unique experience with the tree planting art.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 19:23:41

Can Chinese boy band WayV follow in the footsteps of South Korea's BTS?

An article published by Asia News Network on Monday stated that the balance of payments (BOP) surplus for South Korea's K-pop related business has recovered to levels seen before the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) installation in 2016. The article noted that improved China-South Korea diplomatic relations and the recent massive success of K-pop boy group BTS worldwide contributed to the recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:08:40

An interview with award-winning Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi

Sitting down for an interview with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, I found it hard to believe that this rough looking individual in front of me had been able to make so many touching and subtle films. Majidi's films are closely connected with themes about everyday ordinary life that have resonated with moviegoers around the world - friendship, love and family.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:43:41

Artwork by US sculptor Jeff Koons sells for $91.1m at auction, sets record for living artist

A sculpture by US artist Jeff Koons sold on Wednesday for $91.1 million at an auction organized by Christie's in New York - a record price for a living artist.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/16 14:33:41

Claude Monet's 'Haystack' painting fetches $110.7m

A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated Meules (Haystacks) series fetched $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 18:53:41

First China-Kazakhstan coproduction tells untold story of renowned Chinese musician Xian Xinghai

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 15:48:40