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National animation and comic exhibition held in Guangzhou

2019-September-9       Source: Newsgd.com

Featuring 375 of the very best Chinese animations, cartoons, New Year pictures, comic strips, manga comics, illustrations and bound books, the ‘Comprehensive Painting, Animation and Cartoon Exhibition of the 13th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts’ is now underway at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou.

Featuring 375 of the very best Chinese animations, cartoons, New Year pictures, comic strips, manga comics, illustrations and bound books, the ‘Comprehensive Painting, Animation and Cartoon Exhibition of the 13th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts’ is now underway at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou. It is open to the public for free until September 22nd.

Wang Shaoqiang (R), curator of Guangdong Museum of Art [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]

Jin Cheng (R), President of the Guangzhou Cartoonists Association [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]

The exhibition assembles over 7,000 works, a record in terms of this type of painting. A total of 40 pieces from Guangzhou artists are on display, three of which have been nominated for an award.

Visitors will also be able to attend some animation and comic themed events during the exhibition period, including a discussion panel with the board chairman of the Association of Japanese Animations Sadao Tsukioka, 3D special effects artist from the Vancouver Film School Shawn Tilling, and the President of the Guangzhou Cartoonists Association Jin Cheng.

Chen Chunming (L), author of cartoon ‘Grandfather, Let Me Help You’ from Guangdong, explains his work to the journalists. [Photo: Monica Liu]

Kuang Zuhai (L), author of cartoon ‘Health from Proper Feeding’ from Guangdong, explains his work to the journalists. [Photo: Monica Liu]

Liu Yingying (M), author of book binding ‘Forever-ism’ from Guangdong, explains her work to the journalists. [Photo: Monica Liu]

The exhibition, jointly held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and China Artist Association, is also dedicated to celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It is organized by Publicity Office of CPC Guangzhou Committee, Guangzhou Municipal Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau, Guangzhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Guangdong Museum of Art, and Guangzhou Cartoonists Association.

As China’s largest and most influential state-level comprehensive exhibition of fine arts, the China National Exhibition of Fine Arts is held every five years and has been held on twelve occasions. It celebrates China’s most accomplished artists and offers a comprehensive insight into the development of China’s fine art scene over the past five years.

A visitor is viewing the exhibition. [Photo: Monica Liu]

A visitor is viewing the exhibition. [Photo: Monica Liu]

Comprehensive Painting, Animation and Cartoon Exhibition of the 13th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts

Period: Until September 22nd, 2019

Opening Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (closed on Mondays)

Admission: Free

Venue: Guangdong Museum of Art

Add.: No. 38 Yanyu Lu (Rd.), Er-sha Island, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Bus: You can take one of the following buses in Guangzhou to get there: Bus No. 89, 194, B21, 131A, 57, or 12.

Note: Beverages and water are not allowed to be brought inside. Drinking water is available in the museum.

A visitor is watching an animated cartoon at the museum. [Photo: Monica Liu]

Young people read comic books at the museum. [Photo: Monica Liu]

Author: Monica Liu

Editor: Simon Haywood

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