Dozens of art pieces from 15 contemporary Chinese designers were showcased in Mexico City on Friday.
The exhibit displays “Heart Sutra” from Chinese artist Teng Fei (Photos: People's Daily/ Liu Xuxia)
The exhibition, featuring Chinese design, culture and lifestyle, displayed porcelain, furniture, jewelry and clothing with Chinese characters, and provided Mexicans an immersive experience through interactions and lectures.
A Mexican man is taking photos of a cloth on display
Organized by Beijing Design Week, the exhibition focused on the 24 Solar Terms-China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage that discerned a year's changes in season, climate and phenology- and divided the display into four parts: birth, growth, harvest and storage, to give an artistic perspective of the melding of ancient and modern Chinese lifestyle.
A visitor studies the exhibits carefully
“Lots of Chinese characters can be spotted from the ancient Chinese thoughts highlighted by the exhibition,” said José Ramón Amieva, mayor of Mexico City. “Mexico and China are good friends and we appreciate China for providing us such good opportunities to enjoy their modern art and ancient thoughts.”
José Ramón Amieva, mayor of Mexico City, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the exhibition
“Chinese philosophy is essential to the world,” said Eduardo Vázquez Martín, secretary for Culture in Mexico City.
Eduardo Vázquez Martín, secretary for Culture in Mexico City, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the exhibition
Ji Lin, an advisor and minister of the Chinese embassy in Mexico, said more bilateral cooperation in culture will be achieved through efforts to deepen friendship and knowledge between the people in the two countries.
Chinese and Mexican guests cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony
(Compiled by Shan Xin)