As scorching heat engulfs Guangdong, there is no better choice than to have an indoor exhibition tour. Guangzhou has recently been packed with unmissable art exhibitions, and you will find our round-up of the very best below!
Lives on the Soil: Exhibition of Country Theme Art From 1949 (乡土人间)
(Photo: Guangdong Museum of Art )
Throughout the history of Chinese art since 1949, "country" has been a unique keyword. By showing the rural life and peasants' images, the exhibition reflects the social changes in China.
Time: Until September 6, 2022
Venue: No.1-4 exhibition hall, Guangdong Museum of Art (广东美术馆)
Add.: No.38, Yanyu Road, Ersha Island, Guangzhou (广州市二沙岛烟雨路38号)
Nearest bus stop: Take Bus No.B21, 89, 781 or 194 at Guangzhou Daqiaobei Station, get off at Ershadong Station.
Where to make a reservation: Official WeChat account "广东美术馆 (pinyin: guang dong mei shu guan)"
Gazing of Tranquility: Italian Contemporary Sculptures (静谧的凝视——意大利当代雕塑艺术展）
(Video: Guangdong Museum of Art )
The exhibition features thirty-three sculptures by eight European artists, including Aron Demetz, Bruno Walpoth, Gehard Demetz, Massimiliano Pelletti, and Walter Moroder. It offers a unique aesthetic and artistic experience.
Time: Until September 4, 2022
Venue: No.10/11/12 exhibition hall, Guangdong Museum of Art
Special exhibition of paintings and calligraphy from the Song and Yuan dynasties (绘冠南天——粤藏宋元书画特展)
(Photo: Guangdong Museum )
This is the first special exhibition held by Guangdong cultural institutions focusing on paintings and calligraphy in the Song and Yuan dynasties, with Guangdong Museum's collection Cloud Dragon as the highlight.
Time: August 19 to November 27, 2022
Venue: 3rd floor, Guangdong Museum
Add.: No. 2, Zhujiang East Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区珠江东路2号)
Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 1 or Line 3, get off at Zhujiang New Town Station and use Exit C
Where to make a reservation: Official WeChat account "广东省博物馆 (pinyin: guang dong sheng bo wu guan)"
Exhibition of musical treasures of the Central Plains(和韵天下——中原音乐文物瑰宝展)
(Photo: Guangzhou Maritime Museum )
The traditional music system of the Central Plains in China was developed well in ancient times, with a wide variety of musical instruments such as reed pipes and ceramic drums. The exhibition displays ancient musical cultural relics from the Neolithic period to Yuan Dynasty, guiding the audience to experience a musical journey spanning more than 8,000 years.
Time: June to October, 2022
Venue: Exhibition hall II, 3rd floor, Guangzhou Maritime Museum (广州海事博物馆)
Add.: Gangqian Road, Huangpu District, Guangzhou (广州市黄埔区港前路)
Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 13, get off at Nanhai God Temple Station (南海神庙站) and use Exit C2
Where to make a reservation: Official WeChat account "广州海事博物馆 (pinyin: guang zhou hai shi bo wu guan)"
If Tears Were In Colors (如果眼泪有颜色)
(Photo: Kui Yuan Gallery)
Tears embody our experience, the tears start to be in colors when artist Du Qiurui paints the stories of pain, sweetness and sadness cohesively stroke by stroke with his brush. At this exhibition, visitors will see some romantic and exaggerated creations with bold use of colors and humorous yet sharp perspectives.
Time: Until September 5, 2022
Venue: Kui Yuan Gallery (逵园艺术馆)
Add.: No.9, Xuguyuan Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区恤孤院路9号)
Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 6 or Line 1, get off at Dongshankou Station and use Exit F
Author | Holly, Kate (intern)
Editor | Wing, Nan, Monica, Jerry