In 2014, France and China will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations. “Culture China” art exhibition and exchange activities will be held at the Louvre.
As an important part of the activities, “Blend, Hangzhou Urban Culture Exhibition” was held on January 9-12, when 15 premium design works made of 3,000 bamboo leaves will be on display. The works will be permanently collected by Lugano Culture Museum.
China has selected several cities to participate in the cultural exchange activities with France. Hangzhou’s urban culture exhibition was located at the most obvious position with the largest display area in Carrousel du Louvre.
The cultural exchange activities also introduced the city’s economic development conditions to the world, which is a very good example of marketing the city’s cultural creation industry.
“I’m happy to see that bamboos are not eaten up by pandas and Hangzhou designers have perfectly combined traditional Chinese arts and modern elements,” said Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of France. “It’s amazing and congratulations to the culture exchange activities,” he added.
“It is a great idea to create art works out of bamboo and the use of raw materials in this way is amazing,” said Jean, an academician with the School of Fine Arts.
“I appreciate the designers’ sharing the architectural structure and I pay great respect to them; I feel delighted to participate in the exhibition with you,” said Christine, a French architect.
“I’m very interested in the structure of bamboo handicrafts, which is quite inspiring from the perspective of an architect, and I’m deeply moved by your architectural culture that features being small and inclusive,” said an American architect.
“Glad to see the White Lady at Louvre and Chinese definitely has world-leading handicrafts,” a French friend said in his note.
Source: Hangzhou Government