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Int'l miniature artworks on display in Beijing

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The International Miniature Art Exhibition, initiated by Italy's Benetton Foundation for Study and Research and China's Kingsight Culture and Art Co. Ltd., displays palm-sized artworks from 26 countries in Beijing on Saturday, April 14, 2018. [Photo by Guo Xiaohong / China.org.cn]

Over 4,000 miniature artworks created by artists from China and abroad are being displayed at Hanwei International Art Center in Beijing from March 30 to April 20.

Initiated by Italy's Benetton Foundation for Study and Research and China's Kingsight Culture and Art Co. Ltd., the International Miniature Art Exhibition features artworks from 26 countries, each created on a palm-sized or mobile phone-sized canvas of 10 by 12 centimeters. The exhibition includes works in any medium one might imagine, including painting, sculpture, engraving, small gadgets and photography.

It's rare to see such a large number of artworks from so many countries in one exhibition, said Zhang Siyong, an oil painter, at an art forum held on the sidelines of the exhibition.

He said the exhibition presented a "dialogue" between established artists and emerging talents from different countries and regions, with 420 Chinese artworks and 3,733 pieces from Europe, Africa, other parts of Asia, north America and south America.

"I hope these miniature artworks can travel to the world," said Yan Zhijie, CEO of Beijing Kingsight Company, who is dedicated to spreading and promoting Chinese culture.

Yan said he plans to hold a national exhibition for miniature art in 2019 as a "gift" for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and another international show in 2020, when his collection of Chinese miniature artworks could reach 5,000 pieces.

Source: China.org.cn
Date: 2018-04-16