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On Sharks and Humanity contemporary art exhibition opens in HK

Children visit the On Sharks and Humanity contemporary art exhibition in Hong Kong Maritime Museum in Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 25, 2017. Creations by 36 international artists attracted many citizens at the exhibition which will last till Sept. 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 11:40:59

Architecture student decodes the myth of ‘modern gods’ in village

“I’ve been chosen by history,” said Xu Teng, a student from Tsinghua University. He stands at the center of the stage and solemnly introduces himself to the audience at Yixi, a speech sharing platform similar to TedX.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 23:26:12

Childlike exhibition held in China's Taiwan

Photo take on Aug. 24, 2017 shows a miniature artwork displayed in Taipei, south China's Taiwan. "Tanaka Tatsuya's Fantastic World", a childlike exhibition held in Taipei with the imaginative mini world of handmade dolls and daily items, is created by Tanaka Tatsuya, a Japanese artist. The exhibition has attracted many people and will last till Sept. 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 8:21:57

The history and traditions of Tibet’s annual Shoton Festival

One of the oldest and most popular traditional festivals among Tibetans, the seven-day Shoton Festival, or the Yogurt Drinking Festival (Shoton means Yogurt Banquet in Tibetan), kicked off on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 17:58:40

2017 folk arts expo kicks off in Shanghai

Wang Xinnian, a master of Chinese arts and crafts, paints a snuff bottle at the folk arts expositon in Shanghai Library, east China's Shanghai Municipality, Aug. 23, 2017. The 2017 folk arts expo kicked off in Shanghai on Wednesday, aiming to push forward "craftsmanship" and to combine traditional Chinese culture with modern life.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/24 9:39:43

How a Jinling folding fan is made

Elderly craftsmen create folding fans at the Jinling Folding Fan Craftwork Institute in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province on August 22, 2017. As one of China’s four famous folding fans, Jinling fans are listed as intangible cultural heritage in Jiangsu Province.
Source: | 2017/8/23 19:30:18

Chinese comedian wins Edinburgh joke of the year

British born Chinese comedian Ken Cheng has won one of the most coveted prizes of the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, local media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:46:12

15th Asia Arts Festival to be held in Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang Province in September

The curtain will rise on the 15th Asia Arts Festival in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, on September 23, China's Ministry of Culture announced in Beijing Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 17:13:40

Chinese delegation, Russian scholars hold talks on Tibetan culture

A Tibetan cultural exchange delegation dispatched by China's State Council Information Office completed its three-day visit in Russia on Saturday, following in-depth panel discussions on Tibetan culture with the Russian academic community.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 8:17:14

Artisans turn mechanical junks into unique, geeky art pieces in Thailand

Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2017 shows various works made of waste automobile parts at "Ban Hun Lek", or "House of Steel Robots", in central Thailand's Ang Thong Province. Established in 2000, "House of Steel Robots" (in Thai:"Ban Hun Lek") is a workshop known for making "scrap metal art" out of waste automobile parts. The seemingly worthless mechanical junks are given rebirth by the workshop's artisans, turning into unique, geeky art pieces.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 11:31:19

Students, left-behind women learn sculpture art for free in E China

A staff member shows a wood carving craft at Baima Township of Gaogang District in Taizhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 10:23:03

Chinese artist holds exhibition in Kiev to boost cultural ties with Ukraine

An art exhibition featuring works created by Chinese artist Dong Hao has recently kicked off in the Museum of Kiev History to enhance cultural exchanges between China and Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 7:22:56

Veteran craftsman fears for the future of his traditional profession

If you watched the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, you may remember that one of the five Olympic mascots was a swallow-shaped kite named Ni Ni. This particular shape was chosen for the mascot because the kites are one of the most popular type of kites flown in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 17:33:40

‘Inheritance Creation Exhibition’ in Guangdong highlights the work of young artists’

An exhibition of works from young and promising artists, the Inheritance Creation Exhibition will open its doors to visitors at the Jinhai Cultural Center in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province Sunday as part of the ongoing Lecong Art Season.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 17:33:39

Chinese student shares her experiences helping Syrian refugee children

A law student at Peking University, I started working to help Syrian refugee children in 2016 by organizing painting exhibitions featuring art from these children and forums on the Syrian refugee crisis in several cities around China. Through these public events, I have tried to raise people's awareness about what they can do to help make a difference in the lives of refugee children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 17:23:39

Dream of stunning London garden bridge crossing the River Thames abandoned

A scheme to build a $260-million garden bridge across the River Thames in London was abandoned Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 18:13:39

Etles silk production craft revived in China's Xinjiang

Women work in an Etles silk mill in Jiya Town of Hotan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 8, 2017. Etles silk, with a history of more than a thousand years in Hotan City, is regarded as the witness of the cultural mixture between China and the neighboring countries as it illustrates a perfect combination of Chinese silk production technique and surrounding central Asian countries' patterning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:29:04

Curator-turned-artist Wang Huangsheng makes professional debut with new exhibition

The opening ceremony for Wang Huangsheng's exhibition Boundary/Space at the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum on Thursday was an important moment for the former curator as it marked the first time in his career he was introduced as a professional artist.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 17:53:39