The exhibition of Guangdong famous painter Feng Shaoxie’s “Maritime Silk Road Oil Painting Series” gave its opening press conference at the National Gallery of Thailand on June 9, 2015 [Photo/Li Mangmang, Xinhua]
The exhibition of Guangdong famous painter Feng Shaoxie’s “Maritime Silk Road Oil Painting Series” gave its opening press conference at the National Gallery of Thailand on June 9, 2015. The Thailand stop marks the beginning of the world tour of the exhibition. The exhibition in Thailand is also a significant event for celebrating the 40 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between China and Thailand.
The exhibition will be officially unveiled on the third of day of July and last for the entire month. Afterwards, it will continue to show in some of the member countries of ASEAN such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, etc.
Chen Jiang, Cultural Counselor in Chinese Embassy in Thailand delivered the openning remark at the conference [Photo/Li Mangmang, Xinhua]
“The exhibition attaches great significance to the diplomatic tie between China and Thailand. With its great theme of ‘Maritime Silk Road’, it strengthens the cultural link between the two countries as Thailand is an essential stop of the ancient Maritime Silk Road.” said Chen Jiang, Cultural Counselor in Chinese Embassy in Thailand.
Chen also pointed out that the oil painting exhibition is very prominent as 90% of the Chinese pictures shown on Thailand are Chinese ink and wash.
Meanwhile, the Thai Ministry of Culture also pays great attention to the exhibition. According to the spokesman of the National Gallery of Thailand, the gallery will enshrine the picture “Garuda”, which is themed with Thailand. The Thai Minister of Culture will host the opening ceremony of the exhibition in July with Chinese ambassador to Thailand.
“I’m very excited to have the chance to show my work in Thailand. Actually, I have a special emotional connection with Thailand since my ancestors went across the ocean to go to Thailand from Guangdong’s Chaoshan area.” Feng Shaoxie told newsgd in Guangzhou.
“As one of my paintings ‘The Red Ships at Zhanglin Port in Qing Dynasty’ shows, it was these red ships that carried our ancestors to open up the ancient Maritime Silk Road. It could easily remind me of the ancestors that traveled overseas and made a living in the outside world.”