A public art exhibition was opened from November 21 to 22 at the second floor atrium of Junction City shopping mall to culminate a China-Myanmar culture exchange project titled ‘Myanmar: Through the Dragon’s Brush’. The exhibition features painting by nine artists from the Chinese Culture and Art Association who journeyed through Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle from November 16 to 20 to paint the sights and scenery they have seen. The opening ceremony of the public art exhibition was attended by representatives from Yangon Regional Government, which includes Tin Maung Tun, Speaker of Yangon Regional Government, Lin Naing Myint, Deputy Speaker of Yangon Regional Government, and Than Naing Oo, Representative of Pabedan Township and various embassies, as well as organizing parties.
It is my great pleasure to present the very fine art works by nine of China’s highly-admired painters. Over the last few days, our artists have visited historically significant locations of exquisite beauty in Myanmar to capture the spirit of these places on their canvas. We are delighted to unveil the results of their hard work at this public art exhibition”, said Zhou Li, Editorial Board Member, China Daily Group Publisher and Editor in-Chief, at the opening ceremony.
The culture exchange project was organized by China Daily Asia Pacific Limited in collaboration with Chinese Culture and Art Association, RVi Publication Services (RVIPS) and Shwe Taung Group. It was also supported by Myanmar Artists Organization (Central) and Myanmar Tourism Federation. H.E. Hong Liang, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar said, “I am very happy to see the paintings on this display at this exhibition. Art is a form of communication and it can be used to share artistic cultural perspectives to build relations with others.”
“We were excited to partner with China Daily to co-organize this culture exchange project which is inspired by the One Belt, One Road Initiative”, said Argus Ang, CEO of RVi Group said, “Over the past few days, I followed the artists during their tour of Myanmar and am deeply touched by their display of emotion and passion to visit and paint the landmarks of the country. We hope to bring the artists back to Myanmar to collaborate on projects such as preserving ancient wall paintings in Myanmar’s famous temples.”
The invited guests were brought on a tour of the art exhibition where they met with the Chinese artists. As part of the culture exchange project, the Chinese artists also met and engaged with Myanmar artists to share knowledge and discuss collaboration opportunities. Following the art exhibition, China Daily Asia Pacific Limited will publish an art album of the paintings produced by the artists.