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Guangzhou artist's chubby women sculptures exhibited in Germany
As part of the 2017 Guangzhou Cultural Week activities, an outdoor exhibition of a Guangzhou artist's chubby women sculptures will be on display in Hamburg, Germany starting from July 6.

Updated:1499247452Source:SilkRoadPost

As part of the 2017 Guangzhou Cultural Week activities, an outdoor exhibition of a Guangzhou artist's chubby women sculptures will be on display in Hamburg, Germany starting from July 6.

World-famous sculptor Xu Hongfei is renowned for his sculptures of voluptuous women in playful and joyous poses, such as riding bicycles and skateboards, walking dogs and even leaping on to smaller men to deliver kisses.

“There are many kinds of beauty and many types of sexiness. You don’t have to be slim to be beautiful or sexy,” Xu said.

“I want to celebrate the beauty and sexiness of large women in my sculptures and take them around the world to help change people’s perceptions.”
Xu has already shown his works in 23 cities in the world, including London, Paris, Florida, Istanbul and Cusco.

Xu was born in Guangzhou in 1963 and studied sculpture in the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He has been involved in many public sculpture projects in different regions of China since the 1990s. Now he is the president of the Guangzhou Sculpture Institute.
Closer ties between Guangzhou and Hamburg

Guangzhou and Hamburg are both historic port cities. Guangzhou is an important birthplace of the ancient Silk Road, while Hamburg is one of the oldest port cities in Germany.

Guangzhou Port and Hamburg Port signed an agreement to establish sister port relationship on July 7, 2016. And Hamburg Port became the 34th sister port of Guangzhou Port. The cooperation, which has had a positive effect on implementing the Belt and Road Initiative, aims to better combine the rapidly expanding Chinese economy with the development of Asia, Europe, Africa and beyond.
The exhibition will promote close economic and cultural ties between Guangzhou and Hamburg, said Lu Zhiqiang, director of the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Press and Publications.

(By Annie Lee, Louis Berney)

Editor:Joanna You
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