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Awakening of a Dream, exhibition of traditional Chinese paintings

Anna Donchenko's exhibition of traditional Chinese paintings launched on February 17 on the 2nd floor of Zelenograd Cultural Centre. The opening was accompanied with a Chinese calligraphy workshop to let everyone try their hand in this fascinating art.

Between February 17 and March 14 Zelenograd Cultural Centre together with the educational centre Albion holds an exhibition of traditional Chinese paintings called The Awakening of a Dream. The exhibition, authored by Anna Donchenko, an artist and employee of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences, is designed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relationships between Russia and the People's Republic of China. As an employee of the Institute, Anna has been into Chinese paintings for many years, actively contributing to promote this incredibly beautiful, elegant and sophisticated art in Russia. Both Russian and Chinese experts saw the true value of her talent and invited Anna to complete a long-term internship in the Chinese Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. When she returned to Russia, she continued with doing and teaching Chinese painting. Her works became a part of the Chinese landscape artists catalogue, published in Beijing in 2018, and also were put on display in the permanent exhibition of Daming's Art Museum in Nantong, Jiangxi province. All of the above serve as an undoubted success and appreciation of Anna's merits and talent.

The exhibition features vivid artworks in various genres (“flowers – birds” and “mountains – waters”) and techniques, the majority of them were created during Anna’s trips to China. On top of the paintings, a selection of original painted porcelain made by Art-Modern Keramika factory, will certainly enrich the exhibit.

The Awakening of a Dream exhibition is a part of a larger project aimed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relationships between Russia and the People’s Republic of China, and also to promote the culture of China in Russia. The grand project has been devised and organized by Alexey Shaburov, Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, and backed by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Moscow. In September the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Sokolniki will host a large-scale exhibition named The Great Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, which will feature works by the most renowned contemporary Chinese artists and calligraphers.


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