Multiple civilization art exhibition held in Guangzhou
From October 17-27, nearly 200 artworks, including paintings, sculptures and handicrafts, from 38 countries and regions along the Belt and Road (B&R) debuted in Guangzhou Library, South China's Guangdong province, presenting an exotic visual art feast for viewers.
As one of the series activities of the 12th China International Youth Arts Festival in Guangzhou, the exhibition, themed on “One World One Home— Multiple Civilization Art Exhibition”, showcased artworks, intangible cultural heritage handicrafts, and fine artworks from China-based embassies and consulates from 38 countries and regions, such as papyrus paintings from Ancient Egypt, marionettes from Sri Lanka, mosaic artworks from Jordan, and China in the eyes of foreign artists.
"Centuries ago, the ancient Silk Road reached Tunisia and built a bridge between Chinese civilization and Tunisian-Mediterranean civilization through culture and trade. Today, I feel so proud to see many paintings and handicrafts from Tunisia exhibited in China,” Tunisia’s ambassador to China Dhia Khaled said.
Culture is the best way to connect people, nations and civilizations. Two-way cultural exchange has never been interrupted between Tunisia and China. The Belt and Road is uniting the people of countries along the routes and bringing them communication, understanding and respect.
At the exhibition, Mrs Sonya Khaled introduced her painting “Silk Road connects you and me” which depicts both Chinese traditional architecture and Tunisian architecture, reflecting the cultural diffusion and communication between the two countries.
"There are various forms of exhibits from different countries. Though I haven’t been to these countries before, I can feel their different cultural styles through the artworks,” Guangzhou citizen Hu Junjie said. What impressed him most was the oil painting “Yellow Mountain” by a Lebanese painter.
The exhibition was hosted by the International Exchange and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd, and Guangzhou Municipal Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau.