Honey pot for arts

2014-01-30 07:37:34

A new national foundation launched with money from the central government hopes to make more money available to more artists around the country - and perhaps inspire local foundations as well, Han Bingbin reports.

Calligraphy draws life from ink-oil tension

2014-01-30 07:37:34

When the ink characters kept shrinking after the calligrapher drew them on an oil canvas, the audience at the Chambers Fine Art gallery oohed at the effect as their cameras fired away.

Liverpool celebrates Lunar New Year with ancient dance

2014-01-30 07:37:34

A Chinese dancer living in Britain has revived a 2,000-year-old traditional dance as a centerpiece of a feast of entertainment to welcome the Lunar New Year of the Horse.

Portraits of fortune

2014-01-30 07:37:34

People like Li Fangfu give color to the Spring Festival. The holiday and its leadup is the busiest time for Lunar New Year block print artists. So the 84-year-old, who learned his trade from age 12, creates and sells the traditional paintings in the central square of Sichuan province's Mianzhu city from 8 am until 7 pm."This is what I'll do every day until the festival is over," he says. "Business is booming in the square."

Cultures collide in Yishu8 art center

2014-01-27 08:15:21

Standing in front of a red wine cabinet that is remodeled from an antique Chinese medicine shelf in Yishu8, Christine Cayol said she enjoys the collision of Chinese and French cultures.

Exploring in darkness, while shedding new light

2014-01-26 09:52:27

Ji Dachun is often juggling between traditional Chinese forms and the post-modern art construction of the West.

Hoof it to Life Hub for equine art

2014-01-26 07:31:45

To celebrate the upcoming year of the Horse, a series of horse-themed artworks created by eight Chinese contemporary artists are exhibited at the Life Hub@Jinqiao, an open-space shopping area with abundant boutiques and restaurants.

Gansu dancers take Silk Road story to Europe

2014-01-25 11:23:43

Taking inspiration from the history of the Silk Road and Dunhuang murals, the Chinese dance drama Silk Road gives European audiences a taste of adventure.

Slowdown, and awaken your dreams

2014-01-24 07:34:04

If you believe in fairy tales, go to Beijing's Sanlitun area to discover a red fox's wonderland-a secret garden of cartoon-themed installations.

6th Beijing Int'l art biennale scheduled for autumn 2015

2014-01-23 16:10:14

The 6th Beijing International Art Biennale is scheduled for autumn 2015, focusing on "Memory and Dreams", and artists from over 80 countries will attend the major art event.

Nuo culture on display in Chengdu

2014-01-23 13:54:38

People visiting the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, Sichuan province, are in for a pleasant surprise with the nuo culture exhibition being held on the first floor of the museum until March 31.

Clay creations honor festival spirit

2014-01-21 15:31:13

In honor of Spring Festival, Qu Junmeng, a young artist from Qingdao, makes clay sculptures of holiday settings depicting a fishing village from the late Qing Dynasty.