Chinese Art Exhibition

The Georgian National Museum presents a new exhibition titled ‘Chinese Art in Georgian National Museum,’ dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and a book on the theme by Irina Koshoridze, Marina Dgebuadze, Natia Demurishvili and Nino Simonishvili. While the exhibition will project the unique nature and beauty of Chinese art, it is also good proof of the century-long ties that connect the Georgian and the Chinese people.

Chinese culture has been recognized and appreciated in Georgia since the early medieval period, the Silk Road just one great example of the fact. Archaeological findings suggest that the best quality silk and porcelain were brought along this road.

The number and diversity of Chinese artifacts preserved at the Georgian National Museum give a unique chance for viewers to take a look at the development route of Chinese art from the early medieval period to modern times. Additionally, the variety of Chinese artifacts and their individuality show distinctively impressive artistic aesthetics.

It goes without saying that China, as a distinguished leader of Oriental civilization and culture, became a trendsetter in the field of architecture, fine art, decorative and applied art. The biggest and richest heritage, which was acquired by the world from ancient China, is a distinct confirmation of this statement.

While the exhibited objects, spread throughout three halls of the museum, carry high historical and artistic value, they also give a wide chronological range and demonstrate the friendship between the Georgian and Chinese people.

Posters dedicated to the anniversary of the People’s Republic of China will be on display in first exhibition hall. Works created with the inspiration of the Georgian theme in the 1980-90s by Chinese painters Chen Chuan and Jiang Shilung, who were visiting Georgia at the time, will also be exhibited there for the first time.

Artifacts from old Chinese culture: textiles, porcelain, paintings on silk and paper, embroidery, armory and Buddhist cult figurines, will be exhibited in the second hall.

Visitors to the third exhibition hall will get a look at the propaganda posters of the 1950s and 1960s that revive chronicles of the more recent history of the People’s Republic of China. These works are also being exhibited for the first time.

The exhibition will open on December 27 in the Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia and will close on February 2, 2020.

The project is supported by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Georgia.

By Nini Dakhundaridze

26 December 2019 19:17