Canadian landscape art graces Beijing
A Canadian contemporary art exhibition, The Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside & Outside of Being, will be on display through March 8 at Today Art Museum in Beijing.
The opening ceremony of the exhibit, the second stop of the show that debuted last August in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi province, was held on Jan 31.
The Canadian Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques, Yang Chao, director of Xi’an Art Museum and Gao Peng, director of Today Art Museum, and the exhibition’s Canadian curator Zhou Yan attended.
Fifteen top Canadian artists including Rebecca Belmore, a renowned First Nation artist, have on display diverse and cutting-edge artworks that include installation, painting and visual arts.
On Jan 29 at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, the event Canada in Conversation brought together Canadian and Chinese counterparts.
Gao Peng had a face-to-face conversation on contemporary arts with Rebecca Belmore, who was on her first visit to China.
Just like (paintings of mountains and waters), landscape art has played a major role in early Canadian art history, which still thrives in the popular culture today.
Renowned Canadian artist Rebecca Belmore