As part of the New Year celebrations in St. Petersburg according to the traditional lunar calendar in the Chinese style in the Sheremetev Palace - the Museum of Music on February 7, the exhibition “Next Stop China-Petersburg” will open.
The project is dedicated to traditional forms of Chinese art, among which Chinese calligraphy occupies a special place. The heir to the great tradition is the master of Chinese calligraphy, Lo Lei, a native of Gansu. The artist has been engaged in the art of calligraphy for over 35 years, promoting his ideas and passing secrets to Petersburg students. Next to the works of master Lo Lei, made in different styles from Zhuanshu to Caoshu, will be shown the works of his students - Petersburgers of various professions who have touched the culture and art of China due to their participation in the events of the Chinese New Year for the last three years.
In addition to Chinese calligraphy, the exhibition will display works in the Jianzhi paper-cutting technique, carved Chinese prints, and traditional Gohua painting. Modern St. Petersburg professional artists will present graphics and paintings created under the impression of Eastern culture and synthesizing elements of Chinese and Russian traditions. The exhibition will be complemented by an installation illustrating the atmosphere of the work of the Chinese master calligrapher. With its help, visitors will get acquainted with the four jewels of the office - brush, paper, ink and ink case. Books with illustrations by Petersburg artists and Chinese calligraphy will allow tracing the connection between the cultures of the East and the West.
Finally, the symbolic center of the exhibition will be the modern sculpture "Pig", a badge of 2019, made by a young Petersburg artist of Chinese origin, Luo Xi. All visitors to the exhibition will also be able to go on a virtual tour of China - a VR cinema will function at the exhibition.
The exhibition will host master classes in traditional Chinese arts and crafts: painting Chinese lanterns, painting fans, Chinese masks, painting Guohua, Chinese calligraphy, painting on silk.