An exhibition of more than a hundred paintings from the 10th to the 13th centuries is being held at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain, until March 31. The exhibition is a joint effort of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang and Zhejiang University, with the support of China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
On Wednesday, the inauguration was attended by China’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Hu Heping, the Director General of Zhejiang’s Department of Culture and Tourism Liu He, and Zhu Jingyang, China’s consul general in Barcelona. The event is part of the China-Spain Year of Culture and Tourism and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Zhu Jingyang said that for him, there is no better way of bringing people together than through culture. He emphasized that the event is a great opportunity for both countries to promote cultural exchange and cooperation.
The paintings on display depict figures, landscapes, flowers, and birds in a naturalistic manner, and date back to the time when the Song Dynasty ruled China. Even though the concepts and styles of painting may be different, art unites civilizations and people, said Jose Enrique Gonzalez, director of the MEAM.
The exhibition offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of China, which has a long and diverse history. The Song Dynasty, which ruled China from the 10th to the 13th centuries, was a period of great cultural and artistic achievements, and the paintings on display reflect this.
The exhibition is a testament to the growing cultural and economic ties between China and Spain. The two countries have been working to strengthen their relations in recent years, with a particular focus on promoting cultural exchange and cooperation.
The event is also an opportunity for the European Museum of Modern Art to showcase its collection and to foster cultural exchange with China. The MEAM is a leading institution in the world of modern art and is renowned for its commitment to promoting cultural exchange and understanding.
The exhibition has been well-received by visitors, who have praised the beauty and historical significance of the paintings on display. Many have expressed their appreciation for the efforts of the organizers in bringing the exhibition to Barcelona.
The exhibition is part of a broader effort to promote cultural exchange and cooperation between China and other countries around the world. China has been working to promote its rich cultural heritage and to showcase its modern achievements in various fields, including art, science, and technology.
The event is a reminder of the power of art to bring people together and to promote cultural understanding and exchange. As the world becomes more interconnected, cultural exchange and cooperation will play an increasingly important role in shaping our shared future.
In addition to the exhibition of more than a hundred paintings, the inauguration of the joint initiative of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Zhejiang province and Zhejiang University also featured other cultural traditions of the province. The event showcased musical performances, including a demonstration of the seven-string zither known as the Guqin, tea making, incense burning, traditional costumes, calligraphy, and floral design.
Technology was also present at the event, with the introduction of virtual reality (VR) goggles that allowed visitors to tour the hills, rivers, and cities of Zhejiang. Iconic locations, such as Putuo Mountain and the capital of the province, Hangzhou, were also included in the VR tour.
The museum director emphasized the importance of quality exhibitions and collaborations like this in promoting cultural exchange between China and Spain. He expressed his hopes for more exchanges like this in the future and confirmed that after Barcelona, the exhibition would move to Madrid in May.
The China-Spain Year of Culture and Tourism officially kicked off in Madrid on March 27 with an opening ceremony and a concert at the National Music Auditorium. Hu Heping and his delegation from China also attended the event. The initiative aims to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries and promote tourism.
The concert showcased the rich cultural heritage of both China and Spain, featuring performances by Chinese and Spanish musicians. The event was a celebration of the long and rich history of cultural exchange between the two countries.
The China-Spain Year of Culture and Tourism is a reflection of the growing economic and cultural ties between China and Spain. The two countries have been working to strengthen their relations in recent years, with a particular focus on promoting cultural exchange and cooperation.
The use of technology, such as VR, at the event is a testament to the importance of innovation and modernization in promoting cultural exchange. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the use of technology can play a critical role in fostering understanding and exchange between different cultures and societies.
The event showcased the diversity and richness of Zhejiang culture, which has a long and diverse history. The province has a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and technological innovation, which makes it an attractive destination for tourists and a rich source of cultural exchange.
The exhibition and the China-Spain Year of Culture and Tourism initiative are part of a broader effort to promote cultural exchange and cooperation between China and other countries around the world. The initiative reflects China’s commitment to promoting its rich cultural heritage and showcasing its modern achievements in various fields.
The event is a reminder of the importance of cultural exchange in promoting understanding and cooperation between different cultures and societies. As the world becomes more interconnected, initiatives like the China-Spain Year of Culture and Tourism will play an increasingly important role in shaping our shared future.