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Sino-French festival continues to impress

2014-07-09 14:22:16

(China Daily)


The French Croisements 2014 has brought multiple live music shows to Beijing.

The Festival Croisements 2014, the annual campaign to promote French culture in China, will officially close this week, but that doesn't mean the end to exciting cultural events.

The festival will hold its closing ceremony on Thursday in Kunming, Yunnan province, but the cultural events will continue through the rest of the year and will expand to cities across China.

In just three months, Festival Croisements 2014 has brought some 180 cultural projects - including traditional and new-age art exhibitions, live music shows, cinematic events and literary talks - to 40 Chinese cities.

Along the way, the festival, now in its ninth year, has attracted some 1.2 million participants. The popularity is expected to grow as the festival launches a range of new events.

"Women from the Mediterranean Sea," a collection of sculpture, drawings and other works by Voltigerno Antoniucci, known as Volti, will be on display in the Beijing World Art Museum from July 8 to mid-August.

"Women" will then tour Tianjin, Chengdu and Wuhan before it comes to the China Art Museum in Shanghai next March.

"Glances of 20th Century Avant-garde," a select collection from the Museum of Unterlinden de Colmar, will open in Kunming and then make its way to Changsha and Wuhan by the end of 2014.

"Paris and Peking," a collection of photos by French photographers from 1894 to 2014, will travel to Kunming, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shenzhen in the next month.

"This year marks the fiftieth year of the Sino- French relationship. The timing has given a boost to the festival," said Anthony Chaumuzeau, the French Embassy's cultural counselor.

"I hope the closing session will not put an end to the cultural communication. More collaboration should come out of it."

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