Cultural

The Forbidden City of Jiang Guofang
B & M Theocharakis Foundation |

to 19/6/11

The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation presents for the first time in Athens the prominent painter and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Jiang Guofang, and his Forbidden City series paintings in a special exhibition, under the title: The Forbidden City of Jiang Guofang. Twenty-seven, large-scale paintings reveal the largest and best preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China, where admission for ordinary citizens was forbidden for over 600 years. It was the imperial place for 24 emperors from the early days of the Ming dynasty during the 15th century until the fall of the Oing dynasty in 1911. It is a monumental masterpiece of architectural creativity, which spans over 700 acres and is bounded by high walls and great gates.

After graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China, Jiang Guofang started his teaching career life there, as well as at the Central Academy of Drama of Beijing. During his teaching period, Jiang Guofang created a lot of paintings, including: the Tibet series, portraits, landscapes and still lifes. From 1987, he mainly focused in the creation of the Forbidden City series paintings which were exhibited in 1993 at the National Art Museum of China.

In 2004, Jiang Guofang held his personal painting exhibition at Shenwu Gate of the Forbidden City, which was the first exhibition of a contemporary artist that was held in the 80 years’ history of the Forbidden City Museum. In 2006, his art works were presented in Shandong Museum, and later in Shenzhen Yachang Art Museum and Beijing Yachang Art Museum, while in 2009, he held his 12th personal exhibition at the Berlin Cultural Center.

The exhibition is accompanied by trilingual catalogue in greek, mandarin chinese and english.

Press Conference: Wednesday, April 6th 2011 at 12:30

Opening: Wednesday, April 6th 2011 at 20:00

Duration of exhibition: April 7 – June 19 2011

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Thursday, Friday: 10:00-21:00

Admission: 6 €, 3 € (concessions)

B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music
9, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Street
106 71 Athens – Greece
T: +30-210-3611206
F: +30-210-3611349
E: info@theocharakis-foundation.gr
www.thf.gr

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