Saudi Arabia Culture Week opens in Beijing World Art Museum
An exhibit featuring the best of Saudi Arabia’s folk arts, calligraphy, paintings and costumes, opened in Beijing World Art Museum on Wednesday. It signals the opening of Culture Week of Saudi Arabia in Beijing.
The event which will run until Sunday, features a wide range of well chosen contributions that represent the art and culture of Saudi Arabia. Traditional Saudi Arabian attire and glittering accessories, exquisitely carved sculptures and Arabic calligraphy and paintings are some of those featured. The exhibit gathers both veteran and emerging artists from Saudi Arabia.
Officials and representatives from both China and Saudi Arabia joined together in the ribbon cutting during the opening ceremony of the Saudi Arabia Cultural Week.
Visitors are greeted at the entrance of the World Art Museum by traditionally clothed artists from Saudi Arabia. Song and dance performances fill the Museum with authentic Arabic atmosphere.
The exhibition also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Saudi Arabia.
“China and Saudi Arabia established their diplomatic relationship on July 21, 1990. Over the past two decades, the two nations have developed a strategic cooperative relationship and the growing cultural exchange programs between the two peoples have strengthened Sino-Saudi ties.” Zhao Shaohua, vice minister of Ministry of Culture, China, said.
Contemporary Saudi Arabian movies showcasing the country’s unique customs and practices are also being shown in the said event.