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Beijing Chengxuan auction house to hold first event since COVID-19 outbreak

Chinese auction house Beijing Chengxuan will hold its first auction since the outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday. The event will see more than 1,000 items go under the hammer, including Chinese paintings, contemporary art and porcelains.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 19:03:40

Empress Dowager Cixi's imperial robe goes on display in Silk Museum

Twenty silk cultural relics that were excavated from the Eastern Tomb of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) went on display at the China Silk Museum on Friday. Among them, are silk garments worn by Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi, one of the most powerful women in China's history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 0:00:10

Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon sculptures ahead of War of Independence anniversary

Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens prior to the year 2021's 200th anniversary of 1821 Greek War of Independence, Greek Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni told the Xinhua News Agency in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:18:42

Chinese artist offers special art show in Japan

What does it feel like to insert evergreen pine branches into the bronzes of ancient China's Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC)? Recently, a special art show is taking place at the Wang Chuanfeng Museum in the Ginza district in downtown Tokyo.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:13:42

Third annual Sobre la Armonía international public art workshop returns to Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Kicking off its third year, the Sobre la Armonía public art workshop will open in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province soon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 16:38:41

New group exhibition at Red Brick Art Museum showcases artists' thoughts toward 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put everything in the world on hold in 2020 including events within art circles. How have artists viewed the past few months and what do they think of the future? The ongoing exhibition 2020+ at Beijing Red Brick Art Museum attempts to create a multi-dimensional space that answers these questions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 18:08:40

Artist's record about fight against coronavirus tours to Shanghai

It has been 187 days since Chinese artist Shu Yong started to record Chinese people's efforts to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 18:08:40

Peking University establishes Institute of Cultural Heritage and Innovation in East China

The Institute of Cultural Heritage and Innovation of Peking University opened on Saturday in Fuzhou, East China's Jiangxi Province. The university chose the city for its profound cultural heritage and unique position in Chinese history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 17:28:40

Installation artist to present 'trash' works at Shenzhen's Jupiter Museum of Art

Trash or art? That is not a question for artist Tong Kunniao. In his eyes, trash can become an art, while art can turn into trash.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 16:13:40

Spot where Van Gogh painted his last canvas discovered

A researcher claimed Tuesday to have discovered the exact spot where Vincent van Gogh painted his last canvas before his mysterious death from a gunshot wound.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 15:23:40

Ball-jointed dolls new trend among young Chinese

As more and more young people turn to short video platforms like Douyin (TikTok) and Kuaishou to express their creativity, new trends have been appearing one after another. The latest trend? Posing and taking pictures of fancily dressed ball-jointed dolls.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 18:48:40

International Urban Planning and Design Competition announces winners

After running for more than half a year, the third International Urban Planning and Design Competition has announced the winning designs that will transform an old factory in Handan, North China's Hebei Province, into a modern residential hub. A French architectural firm won the first place.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 14:18:40

Banksy graffiti removed from London train

British street artist Banksy's latest work, tackling the spread of coronavirus, that appeared inside a London Underground train carriage "some days ago" has been removed, according to transport operators.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/16 17:08:40

Italy returns stolen Bataclan Banksy to France

Rome returned a stolen Banksy artwork to France on Tuesday after the famed street artist's homage to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks was found in Italy.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 16:58:40

Sui Dynasty tomb reveals ancient posthumous marriage culture

The Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology announced in a press release on Tuesday that the excavation work on the largest Sui Dynasty (581-618) cemetery ever discovered so far has been completed, leading to new discoveries that provide insight into what posthumous marriage was like in ancient China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 17:48:40

Tokyo art exhibit invites theft

The Tokyo art exhibit opened to enthusiastic visitors, but many of those circulating weren't just there to soak in some culture - they were casing the joint for a midnight raid.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 16:38:40

US artist's holiday park sculpture fetches millions at auction

A huge sculpture by US artist Alexander Calder sold at auction in Paris on Wednesday for over 4.9 million euros ($5.5 million), auctioneers Artcurial said, after nearly six decades on display at a holiday park in southern France.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:48:41

Maritime firearm exhibition held in Shanghai

An exhibition featuring Chinese maritime firearms opened at the China Maritime Museum in Shanghai on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/6 19:18:43