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Japanese art show opens in Beijing


Source: | 09-26-2007 13:53

Contemporary Japanese visual culture has come to China. The "Beautiful New World" exhibition opened to the public in Beijing on Tuesday. The show is one of the events marking the Year of China-Japan Cultural and Sports Exchange.

The exhibition showcases the work of 34 artists, including media art, architecture, manga and anime as well as contemporary art. The show gives a comprehensive overview of contemporary Japanese culture since the 1990s.

Kataoka Mami, curator, said, "This show was initiated by the Japan Foundation to commemorate the 35th anniversary of normalized relations between Japan and China."

Based on the themes of "beautiful world" and "new world", the exhibition explores contemporary society from many different angles.

Most of the works are made to impress -- typical of a contemporary art exhibition. This work, entitled "Encounter of the Fat and the Slim" uses Japan's 10,000 yen bill as its background.

The show takes viewers into an enigmatic world.

Exhibition attendee said, "The show is very interesting. I hope to see more such cultural exchanges to let us know more about Japan."

The exhibition runs until October 21st at the capital's "798" Dashanzi Art District before moving to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in December.