The opening of the exhibition “China Style” was held on Tuesday at the China Cultural Center in Brussels. On this occasion, the Chinese Ambassador to Belgium H.E. QU Xing, the Director of the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University Dr. Zhao Chao and the artist Silvia Bauer inaugurated the exhibition on the theme “Heritage-Innovation-Integration”.
In the evening of Tuesday, on March 15, the opening of the exhibition entitled “China Style” was held at the China Cultural Center in Brussels in the presence of H.E. QU Xing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium, YAN Zhenquan, Director of the Center, Dr. ZHAO Chao, Director of the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University, and Silvia BAUER, Belgian artist graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine arts Watermael-Boitsfort. LI Jianmin, Minister Counsellor of the Mission of China to the EU, and XIANG Shihai, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Belgium, also honoured with their presence and many people responded to the invitation of the Center.
In collaboration with the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Culture, Sport and Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, the China Cultural Center in Brussels organized the exhibition “China Style” in partnership with the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University and the National Base for International Culture Trade (Shenzhen). Speaking at the exhibition launch, the artist Silvia BAUER said: “This vast exhibition reflects a constant creativity, both in design and realisation. And it gives a complete overview of all the vibrancy China offers us today, both in design and art.” Furthermore, H.E. Ambassador QU Xing noted that the works of the new generation of artists expressed the openness of China to the world. He also stressed the importance of Sino-Belgian diplomatic ties and said: “We continue to work on the bilateral relations between China and Belgium, and culture is part of them.”
The exhibition “China Style” is held throughout the month and continues until March 31. Spread over two floors, the works of 36 designers and eight companies can be admired by the public. They allow visitors to discover the creativity of a new generation of Chinese artists through an exhibition on the theme “Heritage-Innovation-Integration”, which marks the transition from “Made in China” to “Created in China”.