Young Chinese artists to showcase Chinese contemporary art at Havana Biennial

By Zhou Jing
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The Cuban Ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos meets Chinese artists at the Hanwei International Art Center in Beijing, April 2, 2019. [Photo/]

The month-long 13th Havana Biennial Art Exhibition will take place in Cuba's capital from April 12 to May 12, and for the first time, 10 young Chinese artists will exhibit at the internationally renowned art event and showcase their contemporary works.

The Chinese artists and their curatorial team met the press at the Hanwei International Art Center in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon and shared their expectations for the Biennial. The Cuban Ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos also attended the press briefing and extended a warm welcome to the artists.

The Ambassador said the soon-to-be exhibited artworks bring together traditional, modern and high-tech forms of art, and showcase the sophistication of Chinese contemporary art. All the works, he added, will definitely earn the appreciation of the Cuban people and also other audiences attending the Biennial. 

An oil painting by Chinese artist Zhong Biao [Photo/]

Themed "Re-Thinking Future," the Chinese art exhibition will display 20 pieces and sets of artworks created by Chinese artists at the Great Theatre of Havana. The art pieces include paintings, sculptures, photographic works, videos and installations.

The exhibition is jointly organized by the China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd., Beijing-centered Hanwei International Art Center and the China International Exhibition Agency. Art critic Huang Du and artist Zhang Siyong were also invited as the academic advisor and the executive curator of the exhibition respectively. 

Founded in 1984, the Havana Biennial Art Exhibition is held in Cuba's capital city of Havana once every two years. It focuses mainly on the contemporary art of developing countries and gives priority to Latin American and Caribbean artists. Artists from around the world can submit their works to the art exhibition.

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