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Published: Oct 14, 2022 10:22 PM
The National Art Museum of China Photo: VCG

The National Art Museum of China Photo: VCG

'Treasure Classics, Vitality of Spirit' at National Art Museum of China - art exhibition

The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing is hosting more than 100,000 works that show the profound history and constant development of Chinese art. The new exhibition Treasure Classics, Vitality of Spirit displays artworks from acclaimed Chinese artists such as Qi Baishi, Fu Baoshi and Li Keran. While many of the artists have passed away, they remain representative figures of modern Chinese art for audiences around the world. 

Showing works created by 27 artists, the exhibition also covers Western artists such as Pablo Picasso and the 20th-century painter Pierre Caron. 

The exhibition is dedicated to introducing the healing ­power of art and culture to people against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. It shows how masters turned people's ordinary lives into art and invites audiences to experience the emotional manifestation of these artists' spirts by observing the colors, patterns and line work in their art. 

Where: National Art Museum of China, Beijing 

When: Until February 20, 2023 

Price: Free entry

''The Pieces I Am' - art exhibition

The Pieces I Am is a new art show in Shanghai presented by UCCA Edge, the Shanghai franchise of China's leading ­contemporary art institution UCCA at Beijing's 798 Art Zone. 

The show is powered by ­technology and digital applications, bringing audiences to a "surreal" world through works arranged in three chapters: Liquid Life, City of Mist and The Lunar Sea.

Artworks presented in the three chapters discuss how the modern world can break outdated systems through technological developments, while with these benefits also comes confusion. 

Beside artworks, the exhibition will also launch creative workshops for visitors to design cultural products such as tote bags and face masks.

The show is an art collaboration co-launched by UCCA. 

Where: UCCA Edge, Shanghai  

When: Until January 8, 2023 

Price: From 68 yuan ($9.5)

'The Grand Expedition' - culture/ food event 

"Immersive and interactive experiences" are a hot concept that has been incorporated into many cultural events allowing audiences to interact with performers and play a role themselves. 

The Shenzhen event, The Grand Expedition, is one such show that combines interactive design and the special "food" theme in a single amazing cultural performance. 

During the 90-minute show, audiences will be turned into gourmet food explorers who embark on a journey to search for the best food across five continents. 

Performers will play various roles such as boat captains and chefs to interact with participants while offering them authentic international dishes to try. 

The show, originating in the UK in 2018, is produced by the team Gingerline, which has experimented with this "food+theater" combination for more than 12 years. 

The show made its China ­debut in 2021 in Shanghai, where it earned a great reputation. The Shenzhen show is sure to be special as audiences can expect to try some authentic Cantonese dishes. 

Where: The Mixc, Shenzhen   

When: Until October 23, 2022 

Price: From 798 yuan ($111)