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Animation exhibition featuring modern artworks underway in Guangzhou
Update: 2021-08-10     Source: Newsgd.com

A painting highlighting medical workers and volunteers conducting nucleic acid tests in Guangzhou went viral on social media platforms some time ago. It took Chen Zhijie six days to finish drawing the scenes after the city launched mass testing for local residents in its efforts to prevent and control the coronavirus outbreak.

Painting featuring medical workers and volunteers conducting nucleic acid tests in Guangzhou by Chen Zhijie (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

A painting by Luo Jikun (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

"I wanted to show how medical workers and volunteers have been working hard and how local residents cooperate with the government in fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak," he said.

The artwork is currently on display in an animation exhibition entitled "The Era of Dream-Chasing: The First Contemporary Animation Aesthetics Exhibition" at the Guangzhou Library. The exhibition started on August 6, and will last until August 17. A total of 48 works are displayed, covering series of animations, comics, illustrations and picture books, with a variety of creative themes and forms of expression.

An illustration by Ye Luying for Luo Shen Fu, a love story based on the historical accounts of the Three Kingdoms period (AD220-280) when Cao Pi and his younger brother, Cao Zhi, competed for the throne and for the love of a woman named Zhen Mi. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

At its opening ceremony on August 6, a list featuring top ten animated artworks in 2021 were unveiled, with ten artists who have been devoting themselves to creation for a long time being awarded.

Importantly, "Bing Dwen Dwen", the mascot of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, also sparkles in this exhibition. Born in Guangzhou, this mascot was created by the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and its shape is a perfect integration of traditional elements and modern designs. If you are crazy about animation, don't miss out on this fantastic visual feast!

People visit the exhibition at the Guangzhou Library. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

People visit the exhibition at the Guangzhou Library. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Time:10:00-17:00, August 6 to 17, 2021, closed on Wednesdays

Tickets:Free

Venue:Basement floor, Guangzhou Library, No.4, Zhujiang Dong Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Nearest Metro Station:Take Metro Line 5 and get off at Zhujiang New Town Station, use Exit C

How to reserve:Scan the following QR code to search the WeChat official account of Guangzhou Library, and then make a reservation with your ID card or passport.

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