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At home with 'calligraphy saint'
By Ye Jun (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-11-07 10:15

Serenity and Nature, a painting and poem exhibition by Chinese artist Tong Xi, is underway at Kuaixuetang Calligraphy Museum. It is the first exhibition at the newly opened museum.

At home with 'calligraphy saint'

Located inside an imperial courtyard house with three yards, Kuaixuetang was where Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) emperor Qianlong stored the stone inscription of Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317-420) "calligraphy saint" Wang Xizhi. This imperial courtyard was later adapted into a culture venue, with a beautiful yard, old trees, windows and desks.

Tong Xi, aka Zhang Bin, was born in 1970 in Fujian's Fuding. The works on display include paintings and calligraphy works of hers finished after she opened her private exhibition at the National Art Museum of China, in 2001. It reflects her pursuit of Zen, liberation from ink and paintbrush, to achieve spiritual freedom. Exhibition is free, but advance reservation is a must.

Until Nov 26 at the Kuaixuetang Calligraphy Museum inside the north gate of Beihai Park. 6406-2278, 1314-121-7717