Cul­ture and art from Ti­bet

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

This year marks the 50th an­niver­sary of the found­ing of the Ti­bet au­ton­o­mous re­gion and the China Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val is pre­sent­ing “A Week of Ti­betan Cul­ture” from Oct 27 to Nov 1.

The event fea­tures songs and dance per­for­mances from Ti­bet, as well as an ex­hi­bi­tion of pre­cious cul­tural relics, which will go on till Nov 26 at China Art Mu­seum, Shang­hai. A to­tal of 120 ar­ti­facts, many of which have never been brought out­side of Ti­bet be­fore, are on show. Many of the relics be­ing show­cased, such as stat­ues and por­traits of Bud­dha, rank among the most out­stand­ing achieve­ments in Ti­betan art and they dis­play traits of lo­cal cul­ture as well as those from In­dia, Nepal and other parts of China.

From Oct 30 to Nov 1, an­other ex­hi­bi­tion of cul­tural relics from Ti­bet will be held at the Shang­hai Mass Art Cen­ter on 125 Guyi Road. This ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture au­then­tic art pieces and hand­i­crafts, as well as demon­strate how the Ti­betans per­form crafts such as leather pro­cess­ing, black­smithing, and the mak­ing of pa­per and in­cense.

-Zhang Kun

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Ti­betan cul­tural relics will be on show at dif­fer­ent ex­hi­bi­tions from now to end Novem­ber.

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