A visitor takes in an artwork on display at the 1st Asia Biennial. [Photo/Xinhua]
The 1st Asia Biennial & the 5th Guangzhou Triennial is underway at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. It runs through April 10.
Nearly 50 artists from 17 countries including China, US, Italy, Japan, India, and Russia showcase their installation, video, painting and photography artworks, presenting Asian history, culture and trade. The event also includes academic forums, performances, lectures and art workshops.
With "Asia Time" as the theme, the event is held in Guangzhou, a location that not only played a crucial role in the ancient Silk Road, but also has a significant function in the current ultra-modern Asian economy. This Asia Biennial tries to reflect the cultural exchanges brought by the 21st Maritime Silk Road.
Guided by the Bureau for External Cultural Relations and Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture, as well as Culture Department of Guangdong province, the Asia Biennial will be one of the largest biennials in Asia, with an international curatorial team and artists from all over the world.