October Exhibitions are on Their Way, Come for a Cultural Tour!


An 8-day holiday is coming soon! Aren't yousuper happy, my friends? In addition to going to those "people mountain peoplesea" attractions, why not visit some high-quality exhibitions?! The ForbiddenCity is 600 years old today, but it still has its unique glory. This simple butfashionable exhibition should be on your must-go list! The "Universal Symbiosis" outdoor light and shadow art immersive experience exhibition perfectly integrates technology and nature, and presents the dream effect oflight and shadow art; the Fujian Traditional Craft Exhibition reflects the wisdomand hard work of Fujian people through cultural relics... There are many exhibitions, and there is always one suitable you!

Everlasting Splendour: Six Centuries at the Forbidden City

Survival from countless hardship throughouthistory, the Forbidden City is now 600-years old. Every day in these 600 years, the Forbidden City is quaint but fresh. The highly anticipated exhibition ofthe 600th Anniversary of the Forbidden City's completion has been underway forhalf a month, come and take a look!

"Everlasting Splendour: Six Centuries atthe Forbidden City" introduces the planning, layout, architecture, court lifeof the Forbidden City, as well as the general situation of architecturalrenovation and protection, with three themes and 18 historical nodes. Audiencescan easily understand the historical culture that runs through the "time" and"space" of the Forbidden City, feel the highest state of the perfectcombination of palace architectural technology and art, and understand theinfinite charm of Chinese excellent traditional culture.

This exhibition occupies three halls in the Wumen area, the West Yanchi Building, the Main Building and the East YanchiBuilding. The tour enters from Xima Street at Wumen Gate and leaves from DongmaRoad. The exhibition is 256m long with more than 450 cultural relics andhistorical photos. The design of the exhibition is closely related to the theme of "time", with the changing scenes of the four seasons as the background, sothat audiences can feel the beauty of the changing scenes of the Forbidden City in different seasons while visiting the exhibition.

The theme of the West Yanchi Buildingexhibition hall is "The Palace and the City as One". The space is beige, highlighting the 3D effect of the stone components in the Ming Dynasty. With alarge number of graphic illustrations and calligraphy and painting exhibits, it describes the construction concept and engineering skills of the palace city in the Ming Dynasty. Through three historical nodes, it tells the prologue and completion of the construction of the Beijing Palace and the changes in the layout of the Forbidden City in the Ming Dynasty.

The theme of the Wumen main building exhibition hall is "Tolerance is Great". The colour red highlights the magnificence and exquisite decoration of the palace buildings and inner eaves of the Forbidden City in the Qing Dynasty. It also describes the changes in the architectural pattern and style of the Forbidden City in various periods of the Qing Dynasty. Through 8 historical nodes, it tells how the ten emperors of the Qing Dynasty rebuilt the buildings of the Forbidden City in order to meet theneeds of their governance, sleeping and other functions, forming the basic pattern of the Forbidden City today. The cultural relics on display reflect the integration of ancient Chinese multi-ethnic culture and the wisdom of the working people.

The ridge beast on the Hall of SupremeHarmony, the Jin'ou Yonggu Cup designed by Emperor Qianlong... These important exhibits all appeared in the Wumen exhibition hall.

The theme of the exhibition hall of theEast Yanchi Building is "Endless Life". The green colour depicts the vibrantand prosperous development of the Palace Museum after its establishment. Through 7 historical nodes, it tells about the relocation of cultural relics of the Forbidden City to South China and the architectural surveying and mapping  of the central axis that occurred after the former imperial palace became amuseum. A large number of old photographs and images, historical archives and physical exhibits show the achievements and development process of the Palace Museum in various aspects since its establishment.

In these 600 years, the Forbidden City haswitnessed history of 2400 seasons; 14400 solar terms; 219000 days and nights; and countless rain, snow and wind. Here, each brick, each person and thing are worth savoring!

Tickets for this exhibition will not besold separately. You can visit the exhibition for free after entering the museum with the ticket of the Palace Museum. You can use the second-generation ID card or passport information to book tickets through the online ticketing website of the Palace Museum. Health code and temperature measurement are required for admission to the hospital.

Time: 2020.09.10-2020.11.15

Location: Wumen Hall of the Palace Museum

Beijing International Light and Shadow Art Season “Universal Symbiosis” Outdoor Light and Shadow Art Immersive Experience Exhibition

The first Beijing International Light and Shadow Art Season (Yuyuantan Station)  "Universal Symbiosis" Outdoor Light and Shadow Art Immersive Experience Exhibition, as one of the activities of "Beijing Consumption Season · Activities in Haidian", used the unique culturaland natural landscape of Yuyuantan Park to carry out artistic re-creation, combining virtual and real, lighting, man-made fog, video, music, performance,the exhibition perfectly integrates technology and nature, perfectly presents the dream effect of light and shadow art, creating China's first urban parklandscape, i.e. an outdoor immersive light and shadow art experience space.

More than 50,000 point lights, more than 3,000m of LED light strips, 1200 bionic floating fireflies lamps, more than 100 bionic flowers... In order to present a stunning light and shadow artistic effect, this exhibition uses a variety of lights and shadows props, just togive the viewer an ultimate shock!

"Universal Symbiosis" is composed of 15 relatively independent and interrelated works. Through the shocking visual effects and sense of technology, visitors can feel the wonderful feeling brought by each light and shadow work in all directions.

It combines various phenomena in nature,such as light, shadow, fog, air, water, thunder, wind, etc., through the formof light and shadow, combined with various technological means such as bionicinstallation, motion capture, somato sensory interaction, sound and light machinery, etc., bringing a fantasy immersive experience to visitors, allowing them to explore the infinite possibilities of life.

As the highlight of this year's light and shadow show - "Sakura Rain", nearly 60,000 devices of various types are used to present cool and dynamic visual effects. The romantic cherry blossoms fall down like snowflakes, as if all creatures are blooming with the sakura rain, providing visitors a magnificent visual feast.

In terms of music, the music composers of this event focused on discovering the natural power contained in"everything", abstracting and externalizing the unstoppable emotionalmomentum in the storm, lightning, thunder, and glacier impact into musicallanguage. You can feel the inner charm of the eternal power of "allthings" from the sound effects such as the background music of the lightand shadow show.

In addition, the exhibition also integratesdrama creation into outdoor light and shadow art, forming a perfect combinationof "exhibition and performance", using different elements such as ocean,forest, and flower world to form fifteen works areas including the gate of allthings, the source of origin, and the bud, thus becoming a new highlight of Beijing City at night!

Time: 2020.09.03-2020.12.25

Location: Yuyuantan Park - Yingluohua Valley

Return to the Garden of Ten Thousand Gardens - Digital Yuanmingyuan Light and Shadow Exhibition

"You may not have seen it, but you musthave dreamed of it." This is what Victor Hugo called "a model of Eastern fantasyart". This is the Garden of Ten Thousand Gardens - Old Summer Palace. The Old Summer Palace a hundred years ago has disappeared in the flames, only leaving shadows and memories behind. Today, a hundred years later, in RE RuiInternational Creative Memory Hall, viewers will witness the rebirth of itsprosperous beauty and the glory of its garden of ten thousand gardens.

Here, you can experience free explorationand endless reverie. At every corner, every time you look back, there will be a carefully prepared surprise; every stay, from every perspective, there will bea different kind of scenery waiting for you. Here, viewers are both watching and in the scene. You can find yourself being an immortal in book or painting.

Here, visitors can see that based on the scientific research of more than 20 years of Tsinghua University, the digital Yuanming production team has been working hard to provide an unparalleledvisual feast. The Garden of Ten Thousand Gardens reappears in a different-dimensional world, with industrial heritage being reborn in the real world. Tradition and modernity, reality and illusion, dream and reality are intertwined, is it a pursuit of the past? No, people come here for the future!

Here, visitors will see a pure white space, like Sherlock Holmes's memory palace, scattered with more than a hundred archives of the Old Summer Palace at home and abroad. Bring your parents, kids,relatives, friends, and besties here, and you can explore every familiar names, find every picture you have seen in your dream, pick up every memory engravedin your body, and join together to build up an Old Summer Palace that belongs to everyone.

Time: 2020.09.01-2020.10.31

Location: RE Rui International Creative Memory Hall


In 1938, after the British poet Auden visited the Brussels Museum of Art, he incorporated his insights into the worksof the 16th-century Dutch master Bruegel Pieter into the visual poem "The Art Museum". Here, suffering Scenes of hardship, tragedy and sentient beings interlaced,revealing gloom and sadness in the calm.

In 2020, we are facing the most difficult "epidemic" moment over the past 100 years: sudden public crises and socialevents are happening throughout the world; individual, collective, life,nature, present and eternity, every coordinates come to the crossroad ofrebuilding a new order. As the curator of this exhibition Yan Shijie said: "2020 has become a time boundary marker in front of us, tangible and intangiblelanguage gradually precipitated into collective memory." The exhibition "2020+"attempts to open up a more multidimensional cognitive space through the uniquethinking and actions of 15 artists.

Time: Today - 2020.10.18

Location: Beijing Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum

2020 Asia Digital Art Exhibition

Here, visitors can freely imagine in adigital world. Dozens of top artists in the field of digital art, post-95 cutting-edge humanistic thinking, lead visitors into the digital world full ofinfinite possibilities, exploring the communication between natural plants and AI neural network deconstructs the imagination of “doomsday” in popular culture.

Integrating drama, technology, and exhibitions, digital art, immersive experience, and interactive drama are all applied to present the cultural connotation of the Classic of Mountains and Seas and the Royal Mountains and Gardens, bringing visitors a unique visual feast.

Time: 2020.09.26-2020.11.22

Location: Beijing Times Art Museum

Youth Art 100th Anniversary Exhibition

This year's National holiday,Beijing will usher in a carnival of youth art. The 100th Anniversary Exhibitionof Youth Art will open at the Guardian Art Center on October 4. Nearly 500works of art by more than 100 young artists from different countries will bedisplayed on site, presenting the freshest youth art in a comprehensive 3D manner.

According to the curator, this exhibition will use the game of AI robot "Alyssa" to start the narrative. The exhibitionis divided into three sections: "liquid society", "simulating nature", and "civilization interpretation". Society, civilization, nature, time, future, technology and other issues are integrated into a science fiction-styleparticipatory art experiment. The exhibited works cover various art categoriessuch as oil painting, traditional Chinese painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, performance, new media art, etc., full of poetic thinking of young artists.

In addition to the annual theme exhibition, Youth Art 100 will also open up the "Art Blind Box" area to display the fineart of 34 young artists. At the same time, there will be "LALIQUE Nova Art Prize", "Phoenix Art Award" award-winning exhibition, "Italian Laguna Video Art Recommendation Exhibition" and a series of lectures, salons, aesthetic education and cultural experience activities. The exhibition will be opened until October 10.

Time: 2020.10.4-2020.10.10

Location: Guardian Art Center

Wandering: Clan, Monk, Alchemist and Lion -Special Exhibition of Chinese Ceramic Art from the 3rd to 9th Centuries

On September 26, the Mumu Art Museum willusher in its first special exhibition after its establishment. Based on thecollection of ancient ceramics, it will launch "Wandering: Clan, Monk,Alchemist and Lion - Special Exhibition of Chinese Ceramic Art from the 3rd to9th Centuries", presenting a feast of ancient ceramic art for tourists.

In the exhibition, white-glazed plum vasesin the Sui Dynasty, brown-glazed painted crouching beasts in the Southern andNorthern Dynasties, celadon-glazed beasts in the Western Jin Dynasty, andthree-colour wares in the Tang Dynasty are all being displayed. Among them arethe freehand white porcelain, the lotus-shaped Buddha, and the human-faced birdbody animals, as well as figurines of people from exotic regions in the contextof the Silk Road civilization. The four chapters of the exhibition are named"Clan", "Monk", "Alchemist" and "Lion" respectively, outlining the natural appearance, environmental changes and public mood of Chinese society from the 3rd to 9th centuries.

The exhibition also invites Liang Wendao, IJAPA, and Hu Junjun to join the exhibition as writers, musicians and artistsrespectively, using literature and music works to illustrate their "spiritual"stories, reinterpreting ancient artifacts from the perspective of contemporaryart. On the evening of Sep. 30th, in conjunction with this exhibition, aporcelain-themed ambient music performance will be held on the 9th floor of theLongfu Temple in Beijing. Musicians have integrated the sounds of porcelain percussion, touch, and rapid strokes into their music production. The exhibition will last until January 3, 2021.

Time: 2020.09.26-2021.01.03

Location: M WOODS

Ingenuity - Fujian Traditional Craft Exhibition

The simple and quaint Putian wood carvings, the jade-like Guanyin Dehua porcelain statues, the magnificent gilt and rebornbig tripods... The "Ingenuity - Fujian Traditional Crafts Exhibition", which gathers Fujian traditional crafts, was recently launched at the National Museum of China.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the National Museum of China and the Propaganda Department of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, under took by the Fujian Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism and the Fujian Provincial Cultural Heritage Bureau, and co-organized by the Fujian Museum. The exhibition is divided intofive units: "Arts and Charms", "Ingenious Craftsmanship", "Thousands of Arts", "Stones as Ambitions" and "Oriental Charm". It is located in the South Hall 2of the National Museum.

According to the organizer, the exhibition system presents more than 200 pieces (sets) of arts and crafts in different periods and categories. It is based on the cultural relics of the Fujian Museumand supplemented by the cultural relics of the National Museum of China. At thesame time, it also brings together more than ten Fujian contemporary art works.The works recently created by arts and crafts artists fully demonstrate thecultural heritage and rich connotations carried by Fujian traditional crafts.

This exhibition showcases the colourful Fujian folk crafts through ancient and modern daily utensils and folk custom articles. The gorgeous and vivid gold-lacquered wood carvings, puppets with funny faces, wood carvings with humorous gestures, realistic stone carvings,exquisite and vivid paper-cuts, and colourful She ethnic embroidery all reflect the artist's meticulous experience of life.

Wood carvings, bamboo carvings and other craft works show the characteristics of the carving skills of different regions and materials in Fujian. For example, longan wood carving is known for its conformity and simplicity, Putian wood carving is famous for its delicateopenwork, cork painting is famous for its intricate and complex paintings, and bamboo carvings are characterized by meticulous details.

The craftsmanship of various lacquer ware inFuzhou has become a particular eye-catching part. Fuzhou lacquer craftsmanship has a set of unique expression methods and production systems. Many of thecraftsmanship techniques, such as modelling crafts, colourful painting methods,decorative techniques, and light pushing techniques, still represent thehighest level of lacquer art in the world today.

Shoushan stone carving craftsmanship has also attracted much attention. It is known that various carving techniques inthe Qing Dynasty have matured day by day, forming two major schools of carvingtechniques, Dongmen and Ximen. Famous artists have emerged in large numbers,laying an excellent foundation for the development of Shoushan stone carvingart, and a large number of fine works have been passed down to this day.

Fujian's arts and crafts have a longhistory, a wide variety of categories, unique national styles and strongregional characteristics. This exhibition also displays the Ming and Qing Dynasties and modern Dehua white porcelain to show the craftsmanship and cultural influence of Dehua white porcelain.

Time: 2020.08.30-2020.12.14

Location: South Hall 2 of the National Museum of China


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