A series of ceramic wares from South Korean artist Kwon Soon-hyung on display at the Korean Cultural Center in China on Wednesday Photos: Courtesy of the Korean Cultural Center in China
An exhibition featuring the art collections and works from 17 veteran South Korean artists, Paintings from the National Academy of Arts of the Republic of Korea (China Special)
, kicked off at Beijing's Korean Cultural Center in China on Wednesday.
"Considering the current negative climate the two countries are facing, we hope this exhibition can serve as an opportunity to deepen the friendship between the people of the two countries and enhance Sino-South Korean cultural exchanges," the Korean Cultural Center in China said in a statement sent to the Global Times on Wednesday.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea and the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Korean Cultural Center in China, the exhibition features art works ranging from paintings to sculptures from South Korean art masters such as Oh Seoung-woo's oil painting Ten Symbols of Longevity No.9
(2004) and copper sculpture Dance of Kaaba
(1999) by Um Tai-jung.
This is the second time that South Korea's National Academy of Arts has held an exhibition of academy members' works overseas. A previous exhibition was held in Japan in 2010. The exhibition is scheduled to come to an end on May 12.