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Exhibition of 'Objectifying China' held in Hong Kong

Photo taken on Dec. 10, 2017 shows the exhibits of "Objectifying China" at the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in south China's Hong Kong. The UMAG presents "Objectifying China: Ming and Qing Dynasty and Their Stylistic Influences Aboard" from Dec. 9, 2017 to Feb. 27, 2018. The exhibition examines how the international trade in ceramics spread styles, forms and manufacturing technologies throughout various regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 15:10:20

Mongolian fashion weaves together ethnic tradition, innovation

Uyun poses and takes selfies with her friends backstage at a traditional ethnic clothing competition in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 17:58:39

Abu Dhabi authorities 'acquired' $450m Da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi': museum

The Louvre Abu Dhabi said on Friday that local Emirati authorities had “acquired” a $450-million painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, as reports swirled about the original source of funding.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 16:58:39

Da Vinci sold for $450m headed to Abu Dhabi

Salvator Mundi, a painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 17:58:39

Small South China manufacturing town Lecong seeks to transform itself into design hub

While China's manufacturing power has made it one of the largest productions hubs in the world, Chinese entrepreneurs have come to realize that industry needs to continue to evolve if the country wants to maintain economic growth. While some cities and towns in China have chosen to expand into fields such as new energy, one small town in South China's Guangdong Province has turned to art as its path to the future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 18:38:39

Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid, 63, on Tuesday became the oldest winner of the Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious yet controversial visual art award, for her works celebrating black creativity.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 17:08:39

Jiangxi's Tomb of the Marquis of Haihun to become national-level archaeological park

The State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) officially approved plans to turn the 2,000-year-old Tomb of the Marquis of Haihun site in East China's Jiangxi Province into a national-level archaeological park, the site's management office announced in a statement on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 18:18:40

Central Academy of Fine Arts announces Future Unknown Global Education project

China's Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) will implement its Unknown Future Global Education Project, which aims to upgrade the academy's art education and global training programs, from December to September, 2018, CAFA President Fan Di'an announced in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 18:18:39

Dragon seal sells for record-breaking 109m yuan at Council auction

A Chinese seal sold for 109 million yuan ($16.4 million) at Chinese auction house Council's autumn auction in Beijing on Monday, setting a new record for a seal made from Shoushan Tianhuang (lit: field yellow) stone, one of the four best-known and rarest stone materials in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 18:08:40

Ink sky beautiful scenery

An exhibition titled The Perfection of Ink Works: The Exhibition of Li Keran's Works Created in His Last Ten Years kicked off at the West Hall of the National Museum of China on Thursday to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Li's birth.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 18:18:40

Artist Shu Yong wins Expo 2017 Astana's Lifetime Achievement Award for Belt and Road initiative artwork 'Golden Bridge on the Silk Road'

Chinese artist Shu Yong was awarded the Expo 2017 Astana's Lifetime Achievement Award for his artwork Golden Bridge on the Silk Road at a ceremony held in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 18:18:39

Beijing Performing Arts Group gives glimpse of upcoming performance season

The Beijing Performing Arts Group staged its new gala Song of a New Era at Beijing's Minzu Theater from Wednesday to Friday as an important part of its upcoming performance season.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 18:18:39

Exhibition in Rome offers insight into China's new media art

A collective exhibition of Chinese contemporary artists such as Qiu Zhijie opened in the Italian capital on Wednesday, offering people a refined insight into China's new media art.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 18:13:40

Belgian artist freed after 19 days chained to marble block

A Belgian artist who chained himself to a marble block to demonstrate the weight of history had to be rescued after 19 days trying and failing to chisel himself free.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 17:23:40

British V&A museum builds cultural bridge to China with design exhibition

As a new gallery which is the collaboration between London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and a Chinese partner opened Saturday in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the British museum said it wants to build a stronger relationship with China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 7:19:22

Beijing forum explores the integration of high technology and culture

A forum discussing the combination of culture and science was held at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 18:48:36

Poland gets Sotheby's to halt sale of 19th-century work

Poland on Tuesday succeeded in having Sotheby's halt the sale of a work by the 19th-century Academic painter Henryk Siemiradzki, saying it believes the work was taken out of the country without permission.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 17:48:39

Monet's glasses sold for over $50,000 in Hong Kong

A collection of French artist Claude Monet's personal belongings, including a pair of round-rimmed wire spectacles, have fetched almost $11 million at an auction in Hong Kong, Christie's said.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/28 18:48:40