28.7 C
Accra
Thursday, May 26, 2022
No menu items!

First Lady, Mrs. Akufo-Addo unveiled 2019 Silk Road Language & Art Exhibition

Must Read

Parliament is broke – Speaker 

By Augustus Acquaye The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has called on government to make available the budgetary allocation to...

No major buildings sited on water ways, says AMA PRO Gilbert Ankrah 

By Rachel Kakraba The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, AMA, has given its backing to the directive by President Akufo-Addo for MMDAs...

Corruption Watch Ghana advocates review of Ghana’s Assert Declaration Law; Petitions SP to probe property of Sir John

By Rachel Kakraba Corruption Watch Ghana has called for a review of Ghana's Assert Declaration law, to make it more...
  1. Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has unveiled the 2019 edition of the Silk Road Language & Art Exhibition.
  2. The exhibition carries forward Chinese art and culture, introduces foreign arts, and promotes international cultural exchanges.

Ancient and modern Chinese artworks and written languages were displayed inside the famous Confucius Institute Hall at the University of Ghana (UG) on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The exhibition is being organised by  Greenhouse International Development Ghana Limited, a Chinese group, and it seeks to, among other things, promote cultural exchanges between Ghanaians and Chinese, as well promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese arts and language.

A delegation of Chinese artists from the Chinese Behavioural Law Society spearheaded the paintings and drawings during the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

There were also charity activities undertaken by Chinese, coinciding with the exhibition.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mrs. Akufo-Addo thanked the Chinese society in Ghana for this “wonderful and delightful art exhibition.”

The first lady spoke about her remarkable impression with Chinese artistic works when she visited China along with her husband in September 2018.

She traced the history of art in Ghana to ancient times, recounting how it has evolved over the years.

She underscored that each country should treasure its cultural inheritance and learn from the cultures of others.

In July 1960, Ghana and China officially established diplomatic ties.

Since then, according to Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Edward Boateng, the Sino-Ghana relationship has remained solid and mutually beneficial.

Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang, in a statement, indicated that “Chinese painting is a concrete embodiment of Chinese cultural tradition for thousands of years and reflects the Chinese understanding of nature, society and philosophical of the artists.”

According to him, “It (painting) not only enjoys a long history but also has a unique style. Different from Western painting, Chinese painting seeks for the significance behind the paintings rather than the shape itself.”

He added that there are mainly three categories in Chinese painting, namely landscape painting, figure painting, and flower-and-bird painting.

The ambassador explained that “they reflect the relations between people and the harmonious coexistence between man and nature, which complement with each other and constitute the universe as a whole.”

Along the ancient Silk Road, he said, the skills and spirits of Chinese art spread, merge and develop with other civilizations.

He added that “in the new age with the increasing exchanges between China, Ghana and the world by the Belt and Road, Chinese traditional culture is not only the basis for artistic creation but also the platform for cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Parliament is broke – Speaker 

By Augustus Acquaye The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has called on government to make available the budgetary allocation to...

No major buildings sited on water ways, says AMA PRO Gilbert Ankrah 

By Rachel Kakraba The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, AMA, has given its backing to the directive by President Akufo-Addo for MMDAs to ensure the immediate removal...

Corruption Watch Ghana advocates review of Ghana’s Assert Declaration Law; Petitions SP to probe property of Sir John

By Rachel Kakraba Corruption Watch Ghana has called for a review of Ghana's Assert Declaration law, to make it more biting. According to Corruption Watch Ghana,...

Parliament’s Privileges Committee refuse live media coverage of Absentee Hearings over privacy issues

Story by: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH The Absentee Members of Parliament who have been accused of breaching the 15-day absence rule are expected to appear before the...

Beware of Lassa Fever- Ghana Health Service warns

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all healthcare facilities across the country to be on the alert for suspected cases of Lassa fever. It...

More Articles Like This