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The Launching Ceremony of the UN Itinerant Exhibition of Chinese Painting is held in Chengdu

IESCO The launching ceremony of the IESCO•UN Itinerant Exhibition of Chinese Painting with the theme of “Beautiful China and Beautiful Homeland” was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on July 21st. Nearly 30 UN officials and 50 leaders of the Chinese Culture and Art Association and other related organizations took part in the ceremony to call on people’s attention to ecological environment protection through art exhibition.

The works of this exhibition come from about 50 Chinese paintings of 12 famous Chinese painters, some of which have never been shown before. According to Dr. Jiang Mingjun, Director-General of IESCO, these works will be exhibited officially at the UN Headquarters and then in a roadshow worldwide.

José De Venecia, former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Republic of the Philippines, Founding Chairman of ICAPP stressed at the ceremony that, the itinerant exhibition shows the strength of Chinese art and culture, and hoped that, through this, it can call on people all over the world to combat global climate change.

Dr. Jiang Mingjun, Director of the Ecological Civilization Committee of UN Alliance of Civilizations and Director-General of IESCO, said that, “the construction of ecological civilization cannot be done without ecological arts and this exhibition shows the deep feelings of painters who love nature so much.” He also said that, the exhibition would give the role of education and guidance for artistic works to play and enhance people’s ecological awareness.

Wei An, Doctor of Fine Arts, said that, there are not so many chances for Chinese paintings doing UN Itinerant Exhibition, and this one launched by IESCO can not only help push forward the international exchange of Chinese culture, but also help the construction of global ecological civilization. It urges people to pay attention to ecology and culture and protect the earth with the concepts of man and nature and man is an integral part of nature.

In addition, about 30 entrepreneur representatives of transnational enterprises from Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal, and Europe also took part in the launching ceremony. 

The exhibition would last in Chengdu for 3 days. The painters themselves would come to the scene to have face-to-face interactions with painting and calligraphy lovers as well and share their understanding of the works and the creation inspiration.

 








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