People's livelihoods celebrated in caricatures
The first Exhibition of Caricature on People's Livelihood has opened at the Sunshine International Art Museum in Beijing's Songzhuang Art Zone.
The exhibition features 320 works of 90 caricaturists from around China, including 94-year-old Fang Cheng (pictured), one of China's most renowned caricaturists.
The exhibition is organized by the Chinese Artists' Association and government of Tongzhou district of Beijing to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
A song titled Livelihood by Jackie Chan, Liu Yuanyuan and Doudou was also released at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
First anniversary of art development foundation
The first anniversary celebration and award ceremony of Founder Art Development Foundation was held recently at Capital Theater.
The foundation was co-founded by Beijing People's Art Theater and Founder Group in June 2010 with the idea of encouraging new creations and providing international exchanges for Beijing People's Art Theater personnel.
After voting, more than 10 awards, such as "Audience's Favorite Actor/Actress" and "Excellent Creative Director" were announced at the ceremony. Founder's CEO Li You, Beijing People's Art Theater's director Zhang Heping, and several performing artists, presented the awards.
Slovenia marks China ties and National Day
The "Slovenia-Boris Podrecca Contemporary Architecture Exhibition" was held on June 26 at the Unique Art Center. It was the center's opening exhibition.
Co-organized by Unique Cultural Group and the Slovenian Embassy, the exhibition features 40 works by renowned Slovenian architect Boris Podrecca, in pictures, videos, models and books. The Slovenia Pavilion he designed for the 2010 Shanghai Expo won the golden award of the Expo Creative Presentation.
The exhibition is one part in a series of activities to celebrate the National Day of the Republic of Slovenia, as well as the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Slovenia and China.
Three Gorges project documentary a revelation
China Three Gorges, a documentary on the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, is now broadcasting on CCTV's Channel 1, 4, 6, 9, and its Hong Kong and English channels.
The documentary has rare footage, such as scenery along the Yangtze River in the 1930s, comments on the project by former leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, and how more than 1 million residents were moved to pave the way for the project.
The film will also be screened soon in regions involved in the project, such as Hubei province and the city of Chongqing.
Bid to put nation's best rural teachers in spotlight
Guangming Daily and Beijing Radio and TV Station launched the "Looking for the Most Beautiful Country Teachers" project recently in Beijing to celebrate the contributions of the estimated 8.46 million teachers in rural China.
All teachers in rural areas and those who know them can submit articles, photos, and audio-visual materials to the project's official site, www.gmw.cn, before Aug 1.
The final 10 "Most Beautiful Country Teachers" from among 100 qualified candidates will be announced in early September.
TV content report highlights most influential
China Radio and TV Association, Communication University of China, Minzu University of China, and Nankai University released on June 25 the 2011 Report on China TV Content's Influence on the Internet.
The four institutions started research in 2007. It examines how frequently the studied content is watched, discussed, and searched online, and how positive the Web users' feedback is. It used to focus on content related to TV, but now has extended to the film scene.
The 2011 report finds that in 2010, the most influential director was Jiang Wen, whose Let the Bullets Fly grossed nearly 700 million yuan ($107 million). Xie Na, a variety show hostess of Hunan TV, was the most influential TV presenter.
(China Daily 07/05/2011 page20)