Giant panda-themed art exhibition held in Chengdu
Published: May 18, 2021 10:49 PM
Photo: Courtesy of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda

Photo: Courtesy of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda


A giant panda-themed art exhibition kicked off at the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base on Tuesday, amid the 45th International Museum Day and the reopening of China’s first international panda art center following almost eight months of closure because of the COVID-19 epidemic. Young artists from China and Switzerland were involved.

The exhibition aims to demonstrate the cross-cultural and trans-regional communication of the giant panda culture, and to explore the diverse and fashionable artistic expression of young artists from different cultural backgrounds, so that young people in China and abroad can feel emotional resonance from cultural exchange activities.

Works by three artists are being displayed in three exhibition halls and one multimedia hall. Five works by Antonio Wehrli from Switzerland are being displayed in the first hall, including oil paintings that took several months to be completed, one employee at the base told the Global Times.

There are 19 paintings by Chinese artist Mutou in the second hall, focusing on the childhood of giant pandas. 

Four paintings by Chinese artist Lü Yadong are on display at the third hall. The painting method is special, using fire and soot.

The exhibition also includes historical recordings about giant pandas in the multimedia hall.

Well-known Chinese vlogger Li Ziqi and famous pianist Lang Lang have recommended the exhibition in video clips.  

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