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Published: Oct 18, 2022 09:32 PM
A photo of Chinese painting master Zhang Daqian Photo:VCG

A photo of Chinese painting master Zhang Daqian Photo:VCG

'Art of Zhang Daqian' - art exhibition

This exhibition in Changsha, Hunan Province, will not be a disappointment for visitors who are interested in 20th century Chinese art, especially artworks created by the time period's most acclaimed master - Zhang Daqian. 

More than 40 artworks, including Zhang's paintings, manuscripts and written letters, are on display. Some of these works document Zhang's everyday life, helping provide visitors with a vivid image of this Chinese master artist. 

Known for his excellent landscape and ink brush paintings that vividly depict plants, land animals and sea creatures, Zhang never stopped introducing the uniqueness of Chinese art to the world during his more than 60 years of art career. 

Zhang was particularly good at painting water lilies. He not only was attracted by the plant's elegant beauty, but was also fascinated by the flower as a symbol of "innocence" and "nobility."

The year 2023 will mark the 40th anniversary of Zhang's death; the new exhibition is a homage to this great artist that kicks off in 2022 but will continue to run until the beginning of 2023.

Where: Sunflower Museum, Changsha 

When: Until February 28, 2023  

Price: From 49 yuan ($6.80)

'A Life in Picture' - art exhibition

This newly launched Beijing exhibition is a solo show for a remarkable Chinese artist - Dai Ze. Celebrating his 100th birthday in 2022, Dai is one of the founders of China's leading fine art institution - the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. 

Celebrating his life, the show has been divided into five sections that include "Journey of Education" and "Expression of Emotion." The displayed artworks reflect Dai's artistic achievements. Many of those works also convey the artist's observations on Chinese history and cultural changes through meaningful moments documented in color. 

Besides being the forerunner of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, when it comes to the history of 20th century Chinese art, Dai is an important representative figure of the second generation of Chinese oil painters. 

The local Sichuan Province artist was born in 1922 in Japan. True to his Chinese roots, Dai spent years in learning from Chinese masters such as Xu Beihong and Fu Baoshi. 

Where: CAFA Museum, Beijing  

When: Until November 13, 2022

Price: Free Entry

'The Hedgehog Confusion' - art exhibition

This new art exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, is a solo show for emerging Chinese artist Liu Yi. 

Liu's exhibition displays several of her artworks such as ink and acrylic paintings as well as comics and animations. With the power of art, the show explores how people's emotions become tangled between different people. 

Liu's paintings also show how the artist views the "body and mind" as well as the dualism between "object and subject" from the perspective of women. As Liu noted, she attempts to convey diverse feelings to audiences through her artworks. 

Born in 1990 in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, Liu received art education from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. As a versatile artist, Liu is one of the emerging Chinese artists who is particularly interested in fields such as experimental animations, the digital arts and independent film productions. 

Where: Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou 

When: Until October 30, 2022

Price: Free Entry