China National Museum of Arts will have a distinct French flavor
for the next few months, as it hosts major exhibitions featuring
artists from the European country.
"The Treasures of Baccarat" brings sparkling works of crystal,
while filmmaker and photographer Alain Fleischer shows his
Starting today, the renowned French luxury brand Baccarat,
creator of crystal objects since 1764, brings 300 masterpieces to
China from its heritagesome of which have never been shown outside
France. Through three themes Art and Light, Art and Design and Art
and the French Way of Life scenographer Jean Oddes designs the
layout of the exhibition especially conceived for the Beijing
Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition runs till June 7.
Paris-born Alain Fleischer's video and photography works will
also be featured at the museum from today until May 7. A filmmaker,
writer and photographer, Fleischer has made over 140 films of
different genres, from feature films to experimental films and the
art documentaries. In 2005, his work featured in the exhibition
"Paris-Shanghai, three generations of French photographers," which
was held at the Shanghai Fine Arts Museum during the Year of France
His work will also be exhibited at Guangdong Museum of Arts from
May 16 to June 11. More of his videos will be shown at a
joint-exhibition called China-France at Beijing's Dashanzi Arts
Festival from April 29 to May 7, together with works by young
filmmakers from France's Fresnov National Contemporary Art Studio
and China's Central Academy of Fine Arts.
French artist Braco Dimitrijevic's works will be on display in
an exhibit called "Memory and Oblivion," at Beijing's Guozijian,
the China Imperial College from June 10 to July 10. The 56-year-old
artist with Yugoslavian origins is a master of conceptual art.
(China Daily April 21, 2006)