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Statue of Confucius unveiled in Curitiba, Brazil

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2017-10-03 15:33

Statue of Confucius unveiled in Curitiba, Brazil

A bronze statue of Confucius was unveiled in Curitiba, Brazil, Sept 30, 2017.[Photo/Provided to]

A bronze statue of Confucius was unveiled Saturday in Curitiba, Brazil, Sept 30.

The sculpture, including the base, stands 4.5 meters high, and was created by Wu Weishan, director of the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. It is seated in the square in front of Curitiba's city government buildings. The square is now named China Square.

The statue was commissioned by Curitiba Mayor Rafael Greca, who said at the unveiling ceremony that Confucius' philosophical ideas have greatly influenced him.

The installation of the sculpture coincides with the ongoing Curitiba Biennial, which runs through Feb 25. China is the country of honor this year.

More than 200 works by contemporary Chinese artists and designers are on show, giving a glimpse of the diversity and dynamics of the Chinese art landscape.

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