THE NATIONAL GALLERY
SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY
A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING
On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian Diplomatic Relations
28 November 2019 – 26 January 2020
Opening on November 28 (Thursday), 6.00 pm – Palace, Pl. Prince Alexander I, Sofia
The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
The project is being implemented within the framework of agreements concluded between the National Academy of Art in Sofia and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. In December 2018, it was displayed at Imperial Museum of Art in Beijing, meeting with great interest on the part of the Chinese public.
A delegation of five professors from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) arrives for the opening: Prof. Luy Pinjing, Deputy President; Prof. Yue Qianshan, Party Secretary of the School of Chinese Painting; Prof. Chen Ke, Head of the Department of Sculpture at the School of Fine Arts, Prof. Liu Shangying, Deputy Director of the Oil Painting Department at the School of Fine Arts; and Yue Jieqiong, Director of the Office for Collaborative Innovation Centre.
The works of the Bulgarian artists are displayed on the first floor of the Palace.
The works of the Chinese artists are exhibited on the second floor of the Palace.