Diversified Latin American art works exhibited in Beijing
A new art season launched on Monday, bringing Beijing art lovers a sampling of artwork created by artists from Latin American and Caribbean countries.
The fifth Latin American Art Season and the Latin American and Caribbean Art Exhibition were launched at the Cultural Palace of Nationalities in Beijing by the China Arts and Entertainment Group. The opening event was attended by artists from Argentina, Panama, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
Huang Xiaogang, director-general of the organizing China International Exhibition Agency, speaks at the launch ceremony. [Photo by Zhou Jing / China.org.cn]
Eighty-eight modern paintings and photographic works by seven artists were displayed at the exhibition to share with Chinese audiences the artists' thoughts on popular culture, history and society.
At Monday's launch, Huang Xiaogang, director-general of the organizing China International Exhibition Agency, said that since 2013 the China Arts and Entertainment Group has successfully held four Latin American art seasons, with 2016's being an key part of the China-Latin America Cultural Exchange Year.
With the continuous development of Chinese-Latin American relations and the deepening of cultural exchange between the two regions, the Chinese people have expressed a desire to gain deeper understanding of Latin American and Caribbean arts, so the art season and its exhibitions are designed to meet these growing demands, said Huang.
Eighty-eight modern paintings and photographic works by seven artists are displayed at the exhibition. [Photo by Zhou Jing / China.org.cn]
The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and the embassies of Argentina, Panama, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
The exhibition will run until May 22 and the artists will also travel to the famed Xiaozuo Art Museum in southeast China's Fujian Province for an eight-day cultural and artistic exchanges with their Chinese counterparts.