GD art festival, fair offer weekend fun

BY :Becky, Louis Berney

UPDATED :November 27, 2020


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Art Canton Contemporary Art Fair 

The 11th Art Canton Contemporary Art Fair is underway at the Liuhua Exhibition & Trade Center, Yuexiu district (广州越秀流花展贸中心) and will run through the weekend.

An important part of the 2020 Guangzhou Cultural Industry Fair, the fair gathers together over 20 art institutions and around 100 domestic and overseas artists in the event this year. Visitors are able to take a close look at more than 1,000 spectacular modern art pieces, including paintings and artistic installations, in the art carnival.

Works on display at the 11th Art Canton Contemporary Art Fair.

Ticket: 50 yuan per visit; 80 yuan for a visit and a souvenir; 100 yuan for multiple visits
Time: 1-9 p.m., November 26-28; 1-5 p.m., November 29 (Sunday)
Venue: No. 117 at Liuhua Lu, Liuhua Exhibition & Trade Center, No. 5 Exhibition Hall
Transportation: Metro Line 2, Yuexiu Park station, Exit C; or Metro Line 5, Guangzhou Railway station, Exit D4

The 14th Guangdong Arts Festival

The earliest established province-level art event in China, the Guangdong Arts Festival celebrates its 14th birthday this year with a complex of drama shows, operas and exhibitions running through December 6.

Baizi Opera (白字戏), a national intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in Shanwei city; Hakka Mountain Songs (Shan Ge) Opera (山歌剧), a provincial ICH in Meizhou city; and Chaozhou Opera (潮剧), as well as music dramas, ballet dance performances and concerts, are scheduled at theaters across the province to heat up this province-wide artistic party.

A puppet show planned to be staged in Guangzhou on November 28 (Saturday), 2020.

Livestreaming service of these plays and performances is accessible at the WeChat account, "星海直播" (ID: xinghailive) (QR code showed below).

The art fest's supporting event, the Outstanding Fine Art Exhibition, also is in full swing at Guangdong Museum of Art, running till December 13. It boasts some 196 selected works of painting, calligraphy and sculpture, including some award winners. Spectators to the exhibit will be given an overview of traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, watercolour painting, calligraphy and seal cutting, sculpture and multimedia.

Works on display at the Outstanding Fine Art Exhibition of the 14th Guangdong Arts Festival.

Reservation prior to visits is requested at the museum's WeChat account, "广东美术馆" (ID: igdmoa) (QR code showed below).

Photos: Art Canton Contemporary Art Fair; Guangdong Arts Festival