Art exhibition promoting culture, biodiversity kicks off on southern Chinese island
Web Editor:International Daily
A two-month-long exhibition, the 2022 Hainan Island Spring International Art Season, kicked off on Monday in south China's Hainan Province, promoting both culture and biodiversity.Nearly 30 main activities of four units including art exhibitions, art auctions, concerts, and fine repertory will be carried out at the exhibition. Many artists and performing groups are ready to present various splendid cultural feasts for audiences.One of the main sections of the art exhibition is hosted by the embassies and consulates of Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Britain in China.The "Born to be Wild" art exhibition, which brings images of wildlife alive, was first exhibited in Kunming City of southwest China's Yunnan province last October, during the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).The objective of the show is to make viewers fall in love with what they see, hoping they will be inspired to learn more about biodiversity and ecosystem conservation."We want to remind people of all of the fantastic animal life and the plant life that we have on this earth (through the exhibition), so that people can watch it, fall in love with it, and as we say ‘what we love we will protect,’ so I think this continues education and reminding people of what you have and our beautiful earth. It’s so important," said Knut Granli, Acting Norwegian Consul General in Guangzhou."I think what stands out about the exhibition is the combination of very, very beautiful photographs with informed research on behalf of the photographers themselves: three Nordic photographers and one Chinese photographer, and they are not only award-winning international photographers, but research activists in their own right, so this is a very nice combination," said Ola Johansson, counselor for Cultural Affairs of Embassy of Sweden in Beijing.The splendid exhibition will run until March.