Tibetan artist nurtures his culture

2013-06-16 09:17:24

Tibetan painter Nyima Tsering enjoys telling reporters they can ask him any questions they like about Tibet.

Master strokes

2013-06-17 09:44:54

In this information technology age, most people are better at typing than handwriting. But a brushmaker is determined to keep the tradition alive.

Bidding on change

2013-06-16 07:37:02

China's first international auction in Xiamen signifies that curbs on the country's free trade of cultural artifacts may be going, going, gone. Huachen Auctions conducted the sale of 350 lots of Western art, furniture and silverware in Fujian province's free port, promoted by the online auction portal Epai Live and backed by the Association of Accredited Auctioneers (Triple-A), comprised of 21 British auctioneers. The April 21 sale is expected to open the door to more international auctions in China. It was also predicted that further government reform and the opening up of the market will overhaul regulations dating from New China's 1949 founding, preventing the sale abroad of "cultural relics" - which are, broadly speaking, antiques before 1911.

Mao Yan's artworks on display

2013-06-14 16:04:45

At Pace Gallery in Beijing, Chinese oil painter Mao Yan is presenting his first solo exhibition.

Artists share perspectives on climate change

2013-06-14 10:21:49

Countless analyses and debates are the result of Beijing's air pollution and water concerns.

Talent and instinct

2013-06-14 10:01:49

A star of China's contemporary art world, painter Mao Yan says his work doesn't reflect his favorite old masters but his own state of mind.

Danceable tunes from the mountains

2013-06-14 09:35:37

Shanren band's new album is appropriately titled Listen to the Mountain, in line with the band's name which literally means "mountain men".

Sounds of Mongolia evolve on band's lips

2013-06-14 09:30:01

When the seven Mongolian musicians performed together for the first time in 2008 at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, it was a temporary combination.

Modest musician

2013-06-14 09:19:45

Award-winning pianist Chen Sa does not want to be known as 'Piano Princess'. The low-profile performer tells Xu Jingxi she is proud of her imperfections. On the wings of a songbird

Art beat ... finger on the pulse

2013-06-14 07:41:21


Italian painter's brush with New China came five decades ago

2013-06-14 07:41:21

Soon after his return from a thought-provoking trip to China in 1956, Italian artist Aligi Sassu (1912-2000) began several large-scale oil paintings, which included The New China that he finished three years later.