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Chinese culture strongly present in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Fri, Aug. 10, 2018
CAIRO – 10 August 2018: The Mobile Exhibition of Chinese Art at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, sponsored by Dr. Mohamed el-Fiky, kicked off on Wednesday Aug. 8.

Titled “The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shanghai”, the exhibition is part of a series of cooperative participations between the Chinese city, Shanghai, and Alexandria of Egypt and comes as part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

The cultural exchange between the two ancient cities is organized by the Chinese Cultural Center in Giza Governorate. The exhibition is the first of its kind to be organized by China and is set to run from Aug. 8 to Aug. 27, 2018.

Representatives of several cultural entities in China will attend the exhibition such as representatives from the Department of Shanghai Municipality of Culture, Shanghai Museum of Art Collections, Shanghai Academy of Art and Design, and the Shanghai Municipal Culture Archives.

The organizing committee of the event chose several artistic and professional works that represent the entities responsible for protecting the intangible cultural heritage in the Chinese city of Shanghai.

More than 130 artistic pieces, including peasant drawings from the village of Jin Xian in Shanghai, as well Kashmir and silk embroidery done in the Chinese style will be displayed.

The exhibition will be divided into four sections. In the first section, 20 artworks done by peasants in Jin Xian village, Shanghai, will be displayed; this type of art work is considered the traditional art of the southern part of the Yangtze River. The peasant illustrations usually contain a lot of bright colors which add creativity and soulfulness to the paintings.

In the second section, reside the costumes used by theatrical artists and the silk art works represented by the Kashmiri embroidery.

In the third section, 50 creative sculptures will be displayed, consisting of wood printing, wood drilling, jade stone crafts, in addition to porcelain, glass, gold, silver and copper works.

Last but not least, Duanchuan Group displays special traditional Chinese musical instruments which portray the importance of music in the Chinese culture.
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