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Top 10 highlights in China-UK Year of Cultural Exchange

By Xu Jing (Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2015-10-20 10:46 Comments

Top 10 highlights in China-UK Year of Cultural Exchange

Photos from exhibitions during the British Cultural Season. [Photos provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

5. Photography exhibitions around China

During the British Cultural Season, several photography exhibitions were held in different cities in China. Among them, "New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio" exhibition, documenting 50 years of British life, offers a window into the London-based practice, Heatherwick Studio, and features 1:1 scale prototypes, test pieces, drawings and photographs, providing a fascinating insight into the studio's exploration of new ideas and techniques.

World famous contemporary artist Martin Parr also held an exhibition on the unexplored history of Chinese photobooks in London and Beijing. This exhibition, named "The Chinese Photobook", combined a rare collection of original publications with materials mounted and projected on walls, and explored China's modern history.

From May to September, British-Chinese photographer Yan Preston reconnected with her motherland through China's most iconic waterway, the Yangtze River. Following a five-year development with images taken at 63 equidistant points along the river, Mother River, a remarkable exhibition brought to life the river's diverse scenery and communities.

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