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China explores outdoor museum to rescue historic residences

A red-brick building with special carvings sits in sharp contrast to the local grey-white architecture of east China's Anhui Province, as do several hundred other buildings that have been relocated here.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:30:15

"New Renaissance" strategy to create 100,000 jobs in Spain by 2025: study

The arrival of new technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality offers an enormous range of new opportunities in the creative world, and recent years have seen a start of a debate over whether these new possibilities in artistic expression will lead to what has been described as a "New Renaissance".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:29:25

Exhibition of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's aerial photos debuts at 2018 China International Photographic Art Festival

People always say that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is one of the main reasons why photo exhibitions always manage to catch the public's attention. It is also why French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand manages to attract fans no matter where he travels, be it big cities like Paris and Shanghai or smaller Chinese cities such as Zhengzhou, which is currently hosting the 2018 China International Photographic Art Festival (CIPAF), where one can find Arthus'Bertrand's Earth from Above exhibition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 17:48:39

New 'Spirit, Presence, Existence' exhibition at Today Art Museum in Beijing showcases Hungarian art

The Spirit, Presence, Existence exhibition at Beijing's Today Art Museum is showcasing a number of artworks brought to China by the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 17:33:40

Beijing's Palace Museum celebrates International Museum Day with two new exhibits

As a world-class museum, the Palace Museum carries high expectations for International Museum Day. Visitors come to the museum, converted from the imperial palace that acted as a home for numerous emperors during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, every year on May 18 expecting to be wowed by that year's presentations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 19:38:39

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 17:13:40

Chinese social platforms spark debate over promoting animated cultural relics

Animation and memes - these might be the last things you can refer to as cultural relics. However, such videos and pictures were widely shared on Chinese social platforms on Friday, the International Museum Day.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/20 12:12:42

China announces artists for intangible cultural heritage projects

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced a list of 1,082 artists with the official responsibility of carrying forward the country's intangible cultural heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 10:59:39

Violinist Lyu Siqing, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to perform in Beijing

Chinese violinist Lyu Siqing and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing on May 24, according to the center's website.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 10:29:36

Capital Museum exhibition showcases the history and culture of Beijing's Tongzhou district

Centuries before it became the sub-administrative center for the Beijing municipal government in 2015, the Tongzhou District, located on the southeastern side of the city, was once a major granary storage site and commercial hub for the Yuan (1279-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. This history is laid out in easy to understand detail at a major exhibition that kicked off at the Capital Museum in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:42:21

Beyond glitz and glamour, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

In a central Beirut cafe, transgender model Sasha Elijah flips open a paper fan and whips out her new ice cream cone-shaped high-heeled shoes for a potential drag costume.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 18:33:03

Exhibition of Marcel Duchamp Prize nominees demonstrates diversity of French art world

When French art pioneer Marcel Duchamp debuted a urinal as a piece of art in 1917's Fountain, he probably never imagined that this move to encourage innovation in art would still echo strongly more than a century later in a country on the other side of the world - China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 18:08:40

Painting by Modigliani sells for $157.2m in New York: Sotheby's

A stunning nude that is the largest painting produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million in New York on Monday, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 17:43:39

Aid program redesigns village devastated by Wenchuan earthquake

Ten years ago in Wenchuan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, people were going about a normal afternoon when suddenly a huge earthquake rocked the region. Reaching 8.0 in magnitude, the earthquake destroyed countless buildings over a more than hundred-thousand-square-kilometer area and led to the deaths of over 80,000 people, making it one of the most destructive earthquakes to hit the country after the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 18:28:39

Artist captures memories of Chinese opera in new sculpture exhibition at National Center for Performing Arts

From the Monkey King, one of the most well-known fictional characters around the world, to Zhao Yun, the fearless general and warrior from China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280)… characters both fictional and historic come to life under the hands of Chinese artist Yu Zuokun.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 16:53:39

New documentary looks to reveal the creativity of Chinese migrant worker poets

Demolition Mark, a Chinese documentary film focusing on working class poets in China, recently put out a call for donations in order to raise money needed for post-production. The director Qin Xiaoyu, a poet and critic, stated that he hopes crowd-funding will allow audiences to have a better sense of participation in the film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:28:40

Picasso's $115m 'Young Girl' to be loaned to Paris museum

Picasso's Young Girl With Basket of Flowers, recently sold at a New York auction for $115 million, will be loaned to Paris's Musee d'Orsay for a Picasso exhibit opening in September.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 18:18:40

New exhibition at National Art Museum of China showcases classic calligraphy from scholar Yu Youren

An art exhibition featuring hundreds of calligraphy works by Chinese scholar Yu Youren (1879-1964) kicked off at the National Art Museum of China on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:18:39