CHINESE NEW YEAR IN LONDON

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Celebration of Chinese New Year in London is the biggest event outside Asia with over 1000 performers preparing for 22nd February 2015.

 

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2015 will be the Year of the Sheep, a creature renowned in Chinese legend for its gentleness, kindness and warmth. The festivities begin at 10am on Sunday 22 February, with a New Year’s Parade spiraling ng through London’s West End, before reaching its final destination in Chinatown.

On this occasion, Artsper has selected 5 artistic venues that celebrate Chinese arts and culture. From exhibitions to permanent collections without forgetting contemporary art galleries, discover China’s greatest talents!

 

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The Ming age is renowned for its complex almost baroque decorated porcelain. However this dynasty was a lot more than just delicate porcelain. It was under their reign that China became the largest empire in the world with more than 90 million inhabitants.

This event studies 50 years of this dynasty. Many familiar pieces are exposed like the legendary delicate Ming vases and the decorated red lacquer ornaments and furniture.

If you dare to venture in the section on beliefs, you will be able to admire a tremendously detailed jade shrine and monastery tiles adorned with mythological creatures. This section features the most extraordinary pieces displayed. It is also a very inspiring part of the venue revealing the influence of many religions and beliefs during the Ming dynasty.

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

{Hua Gallery}

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Hua Gallery specialises in Chinese contemporary art. The gallery situated in Battersea  represents established contemporary Chinese artists as well as young Chinese emerging talents. Exhibiting their most creative works, Hua Gallery is a key location for Chinese arts.

Hua Gallery is situated on the Albion Riverside, a prestigious residential block on the Battersea riverside, designed by world-renowned architects Foster and Partners. With close to 2,000 square feet of gallery space, Hua Gallery is London’s only Chinese contemporary art gallery with a permanent exhibition space of this size.

Albion Computer Services, London SW11 4AX

{Ai Weiwei}

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Starting September 2015, the Royal Academy will present a milestone exhibition of Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. As the first major British retrospective of the artist, the exhibition will include his famous works as well as new material. Ai Weiwei has been working referencing Chinese art and culture through traditional materials as well as western contemporary art.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

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