Ink and play - The art of Chinese opera ink painting

Castle Garden Bazaar - Guards' Palace (Northern Palace)

Date: 09/December/2016 - 19/February/2017

The coloured ink drawings that represent characters from Chinese theatre lie at the intersection of two traditional art forms, as painters provide the heroes of drama with a new life. The dramatis personae of history and legends can be seen in special theatrical moments, expanded to symbolic importance. Yet they are contemporary reflections: today’s artists seek new viewpoints between tradition and modernity, a tension that is also one of the most involved problems of Chinese culture, one that is again provoking debate more and more often. This exhibition offers a momentary insight into this dynamic discourse, which never stops searching for new answers.