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Published: Oct 25, 2022 08:36 PM
'In Between the Mountains and Rivers' - art exhibition 

This new exhibition introduces the ancient cultural and social history of Hangzhou, one of the most culturally rich yet high-tech cities in Zhejiang Province.

The title In Between the Mountains and Rivers refers to the Chinese landscape painting genre known as shanshui (lit: mountain, water). The  Chinese aesthetic ambience of shanshui is often found in poetry and other art forms.  

Aimed at taking audiences back to the city of Hangzhou during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the show displays a total of 311 sets (1,080 individual pieces) of relics covering ancient bronze wares, paintings, gold and silver wares as well as ceramics. 

Highlighted relics at the exhibition include a Song Dynasty (960-1279) brick engraved with deer patterns. Another relic, a Song Dynasty porcelain, is also worth seeing as it depicts the outlook of an ancient civil official. 

The show is hosted by the Hangzhou Museum, but the diverse range of relics were contributed by other "sister" organizations such as the Luoyang Museum in Luoyang, Henan Province and Jiangsu Province's renowned Suzhou Museum. 

Where: Hangzhou Museum, Hangzhou   

When: Until January 13, 2023  

Price: Free entry

'Cyber Rhapsody of Da Vinci' - art exhibition 

Did you ever imagine that one day today's rapidly developing technology could bring classic master Leonardo da Vinci right in front of our eyes? This exhibition in Beijing, an immersive data painting exhibition is attempting to achieve just that by using AI technology.  

The show includes different chapters such as "Renaissance Poetic AI," and the "Quantum Rhapsody." The AI art team OUCHHH has developed a scheme to allow AI to study the works of Da Vinci, Einstein and Galileo. 

Beside of such Western masters, the show also pays homage to China's rich culture. The team OUCHHH has trained the AI to analyze tens of thousands traditional Chinese paintings, and more than 20,000 words from classic Chinese poetry and songs. 

The venue of the exhibition is at Beijing's most vibrant commercial hub Sanlitun. The team OUCHHH is from Turkey, and the Beijing show is one of the most important stops on their 2022 world tour.  

Where: Sanlitun, Beijing   

When: November 19, 2022  

Price: From 96 yuan ($13) 

'Chinese Language Lesson' - stage play

In primary school, the first Chinese language lesson given to children in China has always been known as the "first lesson of life." 

This newly launched play in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province tells a story about a group of Chinese people from different walks of life who must revisit their most memorable Chinese language lessons as adults. 

First debuting six years ago, the show has been loved by many audiences because the setting draws on their similar experiences. The examination questions, textbooks and even the 2B pencils take audiences back to their youth in school, which is often thought of the happiest and carefree time of a person's life. 

The play's director Huang Ying said that when he was in a foreign country, his Chinese roots inspired him to read Chinese. He said that the language has a subtle effect on shaping a person's thinking and so as education has an important role in shaping people's personalities.

Where: Shenzhen Poly Theatre, Shenzhen  

When: November 16, 2022  

Price: From 120 yuan ($16.60)

A view of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province Photo: IC

A view of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province Photo: IC