​Cultural events of the week: Oct. 11-17

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Editor's note: This week's events include a concert about Double Ninth Festival geared toward elderly viewers and two art exhibitions: one for a veteran Chinese artist and professor, and another for a Swiss performance artist, painter, sculptor, critic, and curator. Here are three events you don't want to miss.

1. Concert marks Double Ninth Festival 

The Double Ninth Festival, also known as Chongyang Festival, celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth month on the Chinese lunar calendar, falls on Oct. 14 this year. China Broadcasting Traditional Orchestra will put on a special performance to mark the festival, which is an occasion to care for and send blessings to the elderly throughout China.

A series of activities celebrating the Double Ninth Festival or the Chongyang Festival were held in Shanghai on Oct. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Xiang)

Date: Oct. 14

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing

2. Yang Xianrang solo exhibition

An artwork by veteran Chinese artist Yang Xianrang. [Photo courtesy of National Art Museum of China]

Yang Xianrang, a veteran Chinese contemporary artist, will display more than 160 works, including woodcuts, paintings, sketches, oil paintings, and documents reflecting his achievements in folk art at the National Art Museum of China. The event brings together a comprehensive retrospective of his artistic life. During the exhibition, Yang will also donate 30 representative works to the museum.

Dates: Oct. 12-20

Venue: National Art Museum of China, Beijing

3. "Again, Just Again," an exhibition by John Armleder 

John Armleder is a Swiss performance artist, painter, sculptor, critic, and curator. Apart from his representative works, this exhibition will also showcase the artist's most recent works and those specially created for the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, spanning Armleder's paintings, on-site creations, paper paintings, wall paintings, and literature.

Dates: Oct. 16-Dec. 19

Venue: Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Cultural events of the week: Oct. 4-10

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