Fine art exhibition showcases charms of Chinese ethnic groups in Fiji
SUVA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- "Festivals in the Mountain," a three-day exhibition featuring 18 fine artworks from China's Guizhou Art Museum, kicked off in the Fijian capital city of Suva on Monday.
At a grand opening ceremony at China Cultural Center, Zhang Yong, director of cultural heritage bureau of southwest China's Guizhou Province, said that in a mountainous province home to many ethnic groups like Guizhou, local ethnic festivals, with a long history, have unique contents and rich culture, living as cultural genes of local people.
The history, culture and spirit of local people are all in these festivals, he said, adding that the exhibition can create an opportunity for exchanges between the artists from both countries.
For his part, Sun Jie, director of China Cultural Center in Fiji, said China has a lot to share with the world. The China Cultural Center in Fiji worked together with the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guizhou Province to bring the exhibition here to showcase the rich and splendor festival culture of ethnic groups in Guizhou.
"We hope more people can gain a deeper understanding of Guizhou culture and its charms through the exhibition which is believed to be one of the best ways to strengthen the cultural exchanges between China and the countries like Fiji," he added.
Liu Yiyi and Wang Jinxia, the two artists from Guizhou, said at the ceremony that they had participated in many festivals and experienced local people's lives. Their artworks are meant to show the colorful festivals.
Both Fijian and Chinese participants told Xinhua that these beautiful artworks have helped them understand the splendor and charms of the culture of Chinese ethnic groups.