“Painting Language of Silk Road” Art Exhibition Held at Confucius Institute at University of Ghana (UG)

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana [Time]    2019-04-22 12:53:43 

On April 6 local time, “Painting Language of Silk Road” Art Exhibition, held at the Confucius Institute of the University of Ghana, showcased nearly a hundred masterpieces of 24 artists from China and Ghana.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Ziblim Barri Iddi, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Edward Boateng, Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Albert Yankey, Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mary Chinery-Hesse, Principal Representative of the University of Ghana, Wang Shiting, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Zhang Baoxin, Artist Representative, and Gao Jian, Entrepreneur Representative were present. Celebrities from all walks of life in Ghana, students and teachers from the Confucius Institute, Chinese and Ghanaian media and some overseas Chinese in Ghana attended the event.

Guests visiting the exhibition

Wang Shiting, on behalf of the Chinese Embassy Ghana, extended warm congratulations to the successful hosting of the art exhibition. Noting that art is a language shared by all mankind, he added, Chinese and Ghanaian artists exchanged ideas through this exhibition, leading to deeper mutual understanding and friendship of the two peoples. This is of great significance to furthering cooperation and development in people-to-people and cultural exchanges.

Wang Shiting delivering a speech

Rebecca Akufo-Addo, in her remarks expressed that more Chinese artists are welcome to bring traditional Chinese paintings to Ghana, and more cooperation and exchanges are expected in a wide range of areas. She also received a gift from the Confucius Institute and expressed her great interests in participating in Chinese cultural activities held by the Confucius Institute.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo delivering a speech

China and Ghana have always maintained close ties despite the long distance between us, spreading much-told stories in terms of China-Africa cooperation and exchanges. This exhibition, jointly launched by the artists of the two countries, featured the essence of culture and art of both countries in such an unprecedented scale that it enjoyed tremendous support from both Chinese and Ghanaian governments and Chinese-funded enterprises.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana remains committed to presenting to the world a real and dynamic China in all dimensions through teaching Chinese language, promoting Chinese culture and carrying forward Chinese spirits. Held at the Confucius Institute, the “Painting Language of Silk Road” Art Exhibition was just an effort of the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana to forge a closer China-Ghana friendship and promote cultural exchanges.

The two-day exhibition attracted up to a thousand visitors from different countries including China, Ghana, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Congo, Liberia and Nigeria. It was also widely followed by the society as people.com.cn, the official website of the Chinese Embassy of in Ghana, Anhui News, Ghana National Television, Daily Guide Network and many other Chinese and foreign media outlets covered the exhibition, receiving overwhelming response and much acclaim.