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Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

A soft snow fell as a clutch of visitors equipped with a Geiger counter wandered through the ghostly Ukrainian town of Pripyat, frozen in time since the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/13 16:58:40

Street artist unveils mural to 'Saint' Diego Maradona

Tributes to late soccer legend Diego Maradona have included plans to rename a stadium and a street in his honor and put his face on a banknote. Now, a giant mural has been painted in Argentina to remember the icon, who died in November.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:18:40

Fantastic beasts at London's Natural History Museum

Fans of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts will already be familiar with nifflers, occamy and demiguise while unicorns, dragons and mermaids have been the stuff of legends for centuries.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:13:40

Four Chinese venues enter Designboom's Top 10 Museums and Cultural Venues of 2020 list

Designboom - an international web magazine covering the fields of industrial design, architecture, and art around the world - has published its Top 10 Museums and Cultural Venues of 2020 list, which includes four Chinese venues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 17:08:40

US Supreme Court hears case on art trove bought by Nazi Germany

The US Supreme Court will hear a case involving an important medieval art collection that Nazi Germany acquired from Jewish dealers on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 16:58:40

Gallery Weekend Beijing announces schedule for 2021 festival

The fifth Gallery Weekend Beijing will return to six main art zones in Beijing from March 23 to 28, the organizing committee announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 16:53:40

Chinese photographer challenges stereotypes by capturing images of senior fashion

When Chinese photographer Qin Xiao began taking pictures of elderly passersby on the street to highlight and show their fashion choices to the public, he had never imagined that the project would end up changing stereotypes of seniors.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 18:43:40

Beijing Chengxuan to host expanded autumn auction in capital

Chinese auction house Beijing Chengxuan released its agenda on Thursday for its upcoming autumn auctions, which will include Chinese paintings, calligraphy works and porcelain wares.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 18:38:40

Peru's Machu Picchu to ease COVID-19 visitor limit: Culture Ministry

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, will increase its daily visitor limit to more than 1,000, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 16:18:40

Exhibition explores career of bird-and-flower painting master Zhang Shuqi

A total of 86 artworks by painter Zhang Shuqi (Chang Shu-Chi) have been on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing since mid-October to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the late artist's birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 18:48:40

Nepali takes grandma's socks to the world

Every winter, Lorina Sthapit and her cousins would warm their feet in woollen socks freshly knitted by their grandmother.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 17:58:40

Art exhibition in Beijing explores boundary between technology and art

Many Chinese artists and academics gathered for the closing ceremony of an art exhibition on Friday in Beijing to discuss how culture can be effectively combined with science and technology.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 10:43:39

Stamps to commemorate German philosopher Friedrich Engels released

A set of commemorative stamps were released on Saturday by the China Post and the National Art Museum of China to commemorate the 200th birthday of German philosopher Friedrich Engels.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 17:48:41

As pandemic closes New York stores, artists move in

Artists are taking over New York storefronts made empty by the coronavirus pandemic, receiving invaluable free exposure and breathing life into depressed shopping streets.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/29 17:48:40

German Xmas markets find ways around virus

Chestnuts roasting, mulled wine steaming and music blaring from wooden chalets lined with artificial snow - the Landshut Christmas market in southern Germany has all the usual trimmings.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/29 17:43:40

Tengyun Summit focuses on fusion between technology and culture amid COVID-19 epidemic

A group of scholars, researchers and writers gathered in Beijing on Thursday for the annual Tengyun Summit, hosted by Chinese tech giant Tencent. Under the theme "Fluid Boundaries," the summit raised a number of questions about how people live and entertain themselves under the threat of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 17:18:40

Beijing's Yishu 8 showcases works of young artist Ni Lingling

A new exhibition featuring felt wool works by young artist Ni Lingling kicked off at the Daqian Contemporary Art Center in Beijing's 798 Art Zone on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 18:23:40

Spain's Soledad Sevilla wins 2020 Velazquez Prize for Plastic Arts

Spanish painter Soledad Sevilla was on Monday awarded the highly prestigious 2020 Velazquez Prize for Plastic Arts by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/25 16:38:40