Poetry of Dunhuang

The Center welcomes the Year of the Rat with an art exhibition!

This year, Spring Festival is celebrated on January 25, the first day of the lunar calendar. The Lunar New Year is a very important Chinese holiday with family reunion at the forefront and surrounded by age-old traditions.

To import that same joyful feeling to Belgium, the China Cultural Center in Brussels is delighted to host a brand-new exhibition, starting on January 20 until February 19. Focusing on traditional culture, the “Poetry of Dunhuang” exhibition recreates the artistic image of Dunhuang.

Dunhuang, known for its Crescent Lake, is a city in the province Gansu. As an important stop on the old Silk Road, Dunhuang was common meeting ground for different cultures and religions. Proof of this are the nearby Mogao Caves, a site of Buddhist temples containing Buddhist art. Now, since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, Dunhuang has gained more visibility again.

The unique works in “Poetry of Dunhuang” present a contemporary take on the art of Dunhuang, as interpreted by five artists: CHEN Xiejun, ZHOU Jiahua, ZHANG Ruigen, ZHAO Kangwei and TAN Weixing. The exhibition features different methods, from Chinese ink painting to oil painting on canvas and paper, with the final goal to tell the Chinese story through art.

Poetry of Dunhuang
January 20 – February 19
Open Monday to Friday according to the opening hours of the Center

Sponsored by
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Belgium
Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union 

Hosted by
Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism
China Cultural Center in Brussels
Shanghai International Cultural Exchange Association
Shanghai Cultural Agency
Eastday, International Economy & Culture Exchange Center
Administration of Culture and Tourism of Wuhan
Inner Mongolia Bureau of National Art Troupes

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