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China-South Africa Culture Art Exhibition Opens at Durban Museum of Art

福建农林大学(英文版)   发布时间: 2019-10-01   信息员:

On Sept.12(local time), the opening ceremony of 2019 China-South Africa Culture Art Exhibition opens at Durban Museum of Art with the theme of “New Era and New Perspectives” by Confucius Institute, DUT and Durban Museum of Art. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Beijing New Millennium Gallery, gaining great support from the City Hall and Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Durban. Fei Mingxing (Consul General of the PRC in Durban), Eric Apelgren (Director of International Relations Department of EThekwini Municipality) and Mduduzi Xakaza (Curator of Durban Museum of Art) and more than 40 artists from China and South Africa have attended the ceremony.   

The Opening Ceremony  

Speech by Mr. Eric Apelgren, Director of International Relations Department of EThekwini Municipality  

Speech by Mr. Fei Mingxing  

Mr. Mduduzi Xakaza presides over the ceremony. Mr. Fei Mingxing praises the contributions and efforts by artists from the two countries in promoting the bilateral relation between China and South Africa.

Prof. Juliette Leeb Du-Toit from UKZN expressed her gratitude to DUT and Durban Museum of Art who have organized the exhibition in her speech.

After that, Wu Lin, Chinese Director of the DUT Confucius Institute, gives a thank-you speech for the support from all sides.

Except for the contemporary works from China and South Africa, traditional Chinese art like calligraphy, seal engraving and tiny sculpture are also displayed at the exhibition, which aims at cultural cooperation and exchange of the two countries from all aspects.


Visitors to the ceremony

The exhibition has two themes: 1) exhibition of Hou Zhencheng (famous calligrapher) Calligraphy and Seal Engraving Microcarving, and 2) dialogue between China-South Africa artists.


Microcarving by Hou Zhencheng  

Calligraphy interests the South-Africans  

Art works attracts South-African Art students  

Prof. Juliette Leeb Du-Toit talks about the exhibition  

Group photo of artists from China and South Africa  

The exhibition will last for two months from Sept.12 to Nov.10. It is not only an exchange of but also a breakthrough in China-South Africa art field.

Auditor/Photogragher: the Confucius Institute 

Translator: Chen Xintong, International College

Revision: Huang Jiazhen, International College

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