Kunqu Opera in the eyes of int'l artists
2017-12-07 16:52:00

The exhibition "Kunqu Opera in the Eyes of International Artists" was unveiled at the Jiangsu Art Museum on Dec 5.

The exhibition was co-sponsored by the museum and “Cambridge Program”, a cultural protection program in King's College of the University of Cambridge. A total of 118 works were showcased, 69 of which were recommended by partners of the University of Cambridge.

Jiangsu Art Museum is the first national museum in modern China. King's College was established in 1441, being one of the most famous colleges in the University of Cambridge. The “Cambridge Program” was founded at the university in 1983 and has been devoted to cultural heritage protection for more than 30 years.

Kunqu Opera was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations. Despite language differences, international artists had no difficulty in appreciating the opera, as the slightest facial expressions of Kunqu actors can interpret everything and resolve the distance in space.

Participating artists in this exhibition came from Japan and countries in Europe and Africa. They voiced their feelings toward Kunqu and other Chinese cultural elements with their paintbrushes.

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Source:jschina.com.cn Editor:Dylan