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Published: Nov 25, 2022 10:07 PM
Promotional material for Elements and Boundaries Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Promotional material for Elements and Boundaries Photo: Courtesy of Douban

'Elements and Boundaries' - photo exhibition

This photographic exhibition in Shenyang, Liaoning Province features artworks created by two artists - Michael Cherney from the US and Liu Lihong from China. 

Focusing on artists from different cultural backgrounds, the show aims to provide visitors with a visual journey of China's natural landscapes and urban scenery.

While Liu, a veteran Chinese photographer based in Shenyang, is known for his photos about ordinary Chinese people, Cherney, a US-born Chinese culture lover, has a special art style in which he takes landscape photos that imitate the aesthetics of traditional Chinese paintings. 

The artwork Ten Thousand Li of the Yangtze River took Cherney seven years to complete. It includes 42 handscrolls captured along China's "Mother River" that were inspired by an anonymous Song Dynasty (960-1279) handscroll that was collected in a Washington DC gallery in the US. 

In an interview with the Global Times, the US artist said that he has a deep love of Chinese culture. 

Through his different artistic journeys, he has seen China's rapid development first hand. 

Although he has lost count of just how many places he has visited across the country, Cherney said that he will continue to pursue his passion for Chinese landscape art for the rest of his life. 

Where: Mukden Factory Cultural Industrial Park, Shenyang  

When: Until November 30, 2022

Price: Free entry

'Memorial Blank' - art exhibition 

This art exhibition in Chengdu, Sichuan Province is a show about memory. 

Art installations and photography are the two main categories in this exhibition. Most of the artworks on display were created by emerging Chinese artists across the country. 

The show is divided into three sections. The first section shows installation works that discuss the issue of how people's different memories can be seen as modules in their brains that inspire them to think about life. 

Artworks in the second section depict lost memories that allow us to reflect on past events, be they happy moments or painful incidents.  

The third section uses art to propose a question about the existence of memory. Along with the three sections, the exhibition is an art show that has a slight hint of philosophical beauty. 

As a bonus, when visitors purchase a ticket at the door, they can receive a small bottle of perfume as a gift. 

Where: No.75 Tangba Street, Chengdu  

When: Until January 15, 2023

Price: From 8 yuan ($1.10)

'Eight Eyes' - music concert

This event in Wuhan, Hubei Province is a music concert by the group called "Eight Eyes," which is known for their excellent singing performances of Chinese national and folk songs. 

Founded in 1990, the group is comprised of four members: Li Junguang, Ma Wenjie, Xu Le and Song Lu. The group has both rich domestic and ­international performing experience. 

Their creative music is a blend of both Asian and Western elements. 

For example, instruments such as the guitar and piano are weaved into their Chinese folk song performances. Also, they have fused jazz music and countryside music into traditional Chinese music.  

The group has appeared on major platforms such as the CCTV-presented Spring Festival Gala loved by many viewers across the country. 

Through their great love of music, they have brought Chinese culture abroad to countries such as Japan, the US and Indonesia. 

Where: Wuhan Linkonggang Poly Grand Theater, Wuhan 

When: December 4, 2022

Price: From 80 yuan ($11.20)