Nanzhao birthplace –Wei Shan
Celebration for the 60th anniversary of the founding of New China
—Photo Exhibition for the famous historical & cultural city of China, Wei Shan
Sponsors: Yunnan Provincial Federation of Social Sciences, Dali Prefectural Federation of Social Sciences, The CPC Committee of Weishan County, The People’s Government of Weishan County
Organized by: TCG Nordica gallery
Exhibition duration: 2009/7/27–8/22
Opening time: 2009/7/27, 20:00
Address: TCG Nordica, xibalu 101, Kunming
As a lyric among numerous Chinese old towns, Weishan is no doubt the paradise for photographer. The unique geographical condition formed its magnificent landscape and the deep and rich humanities culture accumulated in its long history.
Weishan has also been added some other splendid charm by being titled as a famous national historical and cultural town, the birthplace of Nanzhao Kingdom, headstream of Honghe River, a famous state of literature, a holy land for Yi minority to worship their ancestors, the hometown of Yi folk song, an important town on the Ancient Tea-Horse Trail, and the hometown of Chinese tie-dye craft. Come to Weishan, you may not only learn about its centuries-old history and culture and its authentic minority custom, enjoy its fantastic natural scenery, but also appreciate an agreeable atmosphere of harmonious co-existence between human and nature. It is indeed an optimum site for travelers to enjoy the ancient and simple pastoral life.
For its profound history and culture, Weishan has become more and more popular and appreciated by people and artists during past years. Many artists and photographers came to Weishan one after another and created a number of excellent artistic works with great meaning and artistic value. Those artistic works are all attractive and affecting. In order to contribute to the program of building Yunnan as a big province highlighted in its minority folk culture, and to exhibit Weishan’s unique charm as a famous national historical and cultural town, the Photography Exhibition of Weishan, a Famous Chinese Historical and Cultural Town—to Commemorating the 60’s Anniversary of Founding of People’s Republic of China, conducted by Yunnan Provincial Social Science Cooperative, Dali Prefecture Social Science Cooperative, Weishan County Party Committee, Weishan County People’s Government, will present beautiful natural scenery, massive historical culture, colorful minority custom and exquisite special snacks, etc. of Weishan from different perspectives. And the exhibition will also hopefully be a special gift to the 60’s Anniversary of Founding of People’s Republic of China.
report from local media