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Paying respect

London's Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's biggest street festival, came to a standstill Monday in the shadow of the charred Grenfell Tower to remember the victims of the deadly fire disaster.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/29 17:48:39

Naked models become living art at S.Korea festival

The bodies of dozens of female models were turned into living canvases at a festival in South Korea this past weekend, as delicate brush strokes and flamboyant illustrations covered up their bare skin.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/28 18:08:39

Street art based ‘Ouzville’ project brings color to rundown Beirut suburb

Seen from the highway out of Lebanon's capital Beirut, the Ouzai neighborhood is a jumble of haphazard construction, but venture inside and its low-slung buildings transform into street art canvases.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/28 18:03:40

Exhibition shows late Chinese writer Lu Xun's overseas friendships

Over 140 items, including 83 antiques and about 60 replicas, are on exhibition in the Shanghai Lu Xun museum, showing the late literary master's friendship with over 100 foreigners.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/27 20:07:39

Chilean kung fu master creates 'mini China' in Chile

When he was 14, Aznous Boisseranc spent hours watching the martial movies of his idols Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. At that time, he could not have imagined that his hobby would turn into a lifelong passion that would one day lead him to create "a miniature China" in his native Chile.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/27 11:04:41

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: Globaltimes.cn-VCG | 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