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‘Fish’ metaphor art exhibition launched in Hebei Province
Published: Apr 11, 2021 05:19 PM
Visitors at the solo exhibition of Zhao Jie. Photo: Courtesy for Huang Hui

Visitors at the solo exhibition of Zhao Jie. Photo: Courtesy for Huang Hui

An intriguing exhibition showcasing Chinese artist Zhao Jie's multi-media artworks exploring the transcendence of the metaphor of "fish" kicked off in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province, on Thursday. 

Two major sections make up the exhibition. The first part introduces the idea of how fish as a natural creature has transcended into mythological meaning in Chinese culture. The highlight of the first part is a 4-meter-tall sculpture that was created by the artist in 2018. 

The second part includes paintings that takes themes such as "crying sea" and "breathing" and show the artist's reflection on the devastating consequences of the 2020 pandemic.  

The solo exhibition displays more than 100 of Zhao's artworks including paintings, sculptures and ceramics created over the past 20 some years.  

The exhibition is being held at the Hebei Art Museum, with the Chinese Painting Institute of Jiangsu Province as its main organizer. 

The show is scheduled to run until Tuesday.  


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