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Art Has No Borders: Xianfu Deng

  The Chinese Cultural Centre in Fiji’s director, Xianfu Deng, says art has no borders. Mr Xianfu made the statement during the opening ceremony of the exhibition on China Longmen
16 Apr 2016 10:21
Art Has No Borders: Xianfu Deng
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The Chinese Cultural Centre in Fiji’s director, Xianfu Deng, says art has no borders.

Mr Xianfu made the statement during the opening ceremony of the exhibition on China Longmen farmers’ paintings in Suva yesterday.

Present at the event were guests from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, Suva City Council, Fiji Arts Council, Fiji Museum, Fiji National Provident Fund, the University of the South Pacific, Total Event Company, Chinese Embassy, the Cultural Department of Guangdong Province, China, and the Confucius School at the USP.

“China Cultural Centre in Fiji is here to promote cultural exchange and co-operation between China and Fiji; one of the functions of the centre is to continuously carry out cultural displays through which we can share the excellent Chinese culture with the Fijian people,” he said.

“It can be appreciated by people in all nations; this time, we are here to display a unique folk-art painting which comes from Longmen county of Guangdong province of China, with an art creation history of over 30 years.

“The 55 paintings displayed here depict the festivals, special customs and traditions, and the farming activities, which deeply reflect people’s love of life, and their thinking and understanding towards nature and the society,” he said.

Mr Xianfu said the paintings had bright colors and distinct themes, with vivid figures.

“It is easy for the audience to accept and appreciate. Later on, you can have a preview of the paintings, and I hope you will enjoy the exhibition.

“Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Cultural Department of Guangdong province for their efforts and support for the exhibition; also, I would like to send my special thanks to the painters of Longmen county for generously donating 10 pieces of their beautiful artworks to the China Cultural Centre in Fiji,” he said.

Director for arts and heritage Lusiana Fotofili said the event marked another new venture undertaken by the Chinese government in its effort to showcase the unique culture they possess and for people around the globe to understand and appreciate its significance.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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