CULTURE Hainan to offer visual feast at Ocean Flower Island International Art Exhibition


Hainan to offer visual feast at Ocean Flower Island International Art Exhibition

By Xu Xiaoxuan |

10:28, May 12, 2021

A view of Ocean Flower Island in Hainan province, February 2021. (Photo: VCG)

The 2021 Ocean Flower Island International Art Exhibition is set to take place on May 20 at the Ocean Flower Island Museum in Danzhou city, south China's Hainan province, offering visitors a visual feast not seen since before the pandemic.

As the debut exhibition for the museum, the display will feature 176 artworks in eight themed sections curated by 95 artists from 24 countries, including China, Greece, France, the United States, Italy, Japan, and Cameroon.

Greece, the exhibition's guest of honor, will provide a retrospective of its country's contemporary art scene from 1970 to 2020 via 73 works from this period.

A simultaneous forum will feature works that promote instances of cultural understanding from throughout the 21st century as well as the great opportunities available at Ocean Flower Island and Hainan Island.

The newly opened Ocean Flower Island Museum is located on Ocean Flower Island (Haihua Island in Chinese), a man-made island in Hainan province. Shaped like a petal, the artificial island was built to attract tourism through amusement parks, hotels, shopping malls, and exhibition centers.

Cohosted by the Evergrande Fairyland Group and the China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd., the exhibition is scheduled to run until Dec. 8, 2021.

As an important international cultural exchange event of the Hainan Free Trade Port, the exhibition will not only contribute to the cultural development of Hainan Island but also serve as a bridge for cultural development along the 21st century Maritime Silk Road.

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