National Art Museum of China Opens Road of Futurism Exhibition

. September 8, 2010 . 0 Comments

The National Art Museum of China opens a large-sized exhibition named “Road of Futurism”, to exhibit the quintessence of the Italian futurism with 250 pieces of excellent works. This is the first global art movement at the beginning of 20th century, and its idea has influenced all art creation fields profoundly and lastingly, such as visual arts, literature, film, music, theater, fashion, cooking, practical art, advertising design, and photography. Exhibition open From September 8, 2010 to October 28.

National Art Museum of China

The special exhibition, jointly organized by the National Art Museum of China, City of Alexandria, and the Beijing Cultural Office of Italy, is to exhibit painting masterpieces, and other works like declaration, posters, books, photography, design and furniture of futurism representatives, such as Balla Giacomo and Carrà Carlo, on all sides at the National Art Museum of China for the first time.

The exhibited works lasted for a hundred years, to illustrate how contemporary artists elaborate the experiences and strategies of the futurism in the current environment after the “Futurist Manifesto” was issued in 1909.

City of Alexandria organized a similar exhibition last year, exhibiting the futurism collections of the city art museum.

This is a part of the exchange plan between the National Art Museum of China and City of Alexandria. In the coming China Culture Year in Italy, as an exchange exhibition, the National Art Museum of China is to hold a “Shadow Play” exhibition in City of Alexandria in 2010, to exhibit treasures of Shadow Arts collected by the National Art Museum of China.

The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is a national museum dedicated to the collection, research and exhibitions of modern and contemporary artistic works in China. In June 1963, Chairman Mao Zedong inscribed the Chinese-language title board of the museum, which demonstrated its position as a national art museum and the nature of its establishment. The main building features the styles of ancient Chinese attics and ethnic architecture, which is roofed with yellow glazed tiles and surrounded by corridors and pavilions.

The museum houses more than 100,000 pieces of various collections, most of which are creations around the establishment of new China. Some collections are masterpieces from the late Ming Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. Most collections are modern and contemporary works, including masterpieces of renowned contemporary Chinese artists, award-winning works from major art exhibitions, and various folk works. Included are such painters as Ren Bonian, Wu Changshuo, Huang Binhong, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Jiang Zhaohe, Situ Qiao, Li Keran, Wu Zuoren, Ye Qianyu, Luo Gongliu and Wu Guanzhong.

National Art Museum of China
1 Wusi Dajie, East District
Beijing, China, 100010

www.namoc.org

Category: Fine Art

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