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Published: Nov 22, 2022 09:29 PM
Guangzhou International Art Fair - art festival

The city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province is one of China's most developed mega cities. Its unique West-meets-East cultural ambience has helped promote the fast development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. 

The upcoming 27th Guangzhou International Art Fair is a fantastic platform for international arts in China while also promoting China's rich artistic legacies to visitors from abroad. 

The art expo has nine themed exhibition sections, among which the highlight is the first section called "Humanity and Culture of the Greater Bay Area." 

Numerous contemporary artworks such as sculptures, paintings and art installations are displayed in this section to show how the Greater Bay Area has nurtured the local economy and inspired works of art. 

The other sections include artworks that focus on the urban culture of Guangzhou, the intangible cultural heritages of the city's Cantonese culture and artworks powered by digital creativity. 

The "digital area" shows Guangzhou's innovative powers as the city, along with nearby Shenzhen, are known for their good technological industries. 

Don't worry if you miss out on the opening of the art fair on December 17 as it is scheduled to run until December 19 to give visitors more opportunities to visit.

Where: Nan Fung International Convention & Exhibition Center, Guangzhou   

When: Until December 19, 2022 

Price: 19.9 yuan ($2.80)

'Future Exodus' - art exhibition 

This art exhibition in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province is going to excite people who are interested in Chinese contemporary art, especially art created by female artists. 

The exhibition displays artworks across various mediums such as paintings, sculptures, video art and installation works from 12 female artists. 

It aims to not only bring visitors into the inner world of this group of women artists, but also to encourage more women to use art as a path to explore their inner strength as well as express their thinking about life and creativity.

Amongst the 12 artists, Liu Jiayu is a highlight of the exhibition. She once brought her 3D projection mapping installation called the Streaming Stillness to the 59th Venice Art Biennale in 2022. 

Additionally, poet Zhai Yongming is also participating in the exhibition. Zhai is a well-known Chinese poet who was born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in 1981. 

Where: Qiandu Changjiang Art Museum, Taiyuan 

When: Until December 19, 2022  

Price: 40 yuan ($6)
A view of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province Photo:IC

A view of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province Photo:IC


'A night of Beethoven' - music concert  

If you are a big fan of classic music and happen to be in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, this music concert is sure to be a great event for you to enjoy. 

The concert pays homage to one of the world's most acclaimed classical music masters - Beethoven. The German composer's famous pieces such as Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, WoO 36 No.1, String Quartet No.9 in C Op. 59 No. 3 and Piano Trio No 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 97 will be performed for audiences at the event. 

Led by Chinese pianist Zhang Weicong, the music concert also has other instrumentalists such as cello musician Wu Minzhe, viola player Li Boshen and violinist Rashid Rashidov. 

Violinist Rashidov is an emerging young musician from Russia. Before joining the Chinese music team, he gained rich performing experiences touring around Europe. 

Led by these young Chinese musicians, the event is dedicated to inspiring younger audiences.

Where: Jiangsu Center for the Performing Arts, Nanjing

When: December 2, 2022   

Price: From 80 yuan ($12)