Gormley explained to what lay behind his works,many of which have caught the public imagination such as’The Angel of the North’which has been accepted as a symbol of post-industrial regeneration for a whole region n. It is quintessentially the art of participation and collective identification and in a sense since(Marcel)Duchamp the energy has always been in taking the bicycle wheel from the street and putting it in the gallery,
Britain’s leading opera company the Royal Opera launched its season of global live broadcasts of opera and ballet performances with a production of Giacomo Puccini’s’Turandot’.The live broadcast reached 1000 cinemas in 40 countries and regions s.
Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka in 236 BC and soon became the national religion. For 2,500 years, Sri Lanka has been the Sukhavati, or an important center for Pure Land Buddhism. And the city of Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka, lies at its core.For more than 2,500 years, every day in Kandy has begun with Buddhist chanting at temples across the city.
Entwining aboriginal culture within modern Australia and sharing its mystery and beauty is one of the objectives of Corroboree Sydney,an event that not only heightens awareness and appreciation of the key role aboriginal culture plays in the identity of Sydney,but will deliver about 21 million Australian dollars in direct economic benefits over the next three years s.
Amid the national campaign to improve the living standards of urban residents in run-down areas,Kaifeng initiated shantytown rebuilding in 2008,hoping to help relocate residents from shabby houses to bright apartments. They are dotted around among local dwellers’self-constructed homes in the city’s run-down areas. Such sites have left real estate developers unable to bulldoze every building and make new ones on an empty lot t.
BEIJING,Sept. 22()–The traditional Mid-Autumn Festival in China has been reduced in recent years to a networking opportunity,but this year,the national corruption crackdown has brought back some of the festival’s original flavor r.
The Marine Life Park at Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa plans to launch its dolphin interaction programs on Sept. 30, the resorts said on Wednesday.
A Century of Shanghai and Beyond in Pictures shows the city’s development of the past century,including some precious pictures of great historic values. And in the Shanghai-style Chinese Painting section,Zhu says visitors can find some best works from the best painters who are good at the unique shanghai style Chinese painting g.
Education is vital for fostering global citizenship and building peaceful societies, said UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon on Saturday.
67-year old Chan Tak Fai has taken part in the traditional Hong Kong fire dragon dance for more than 50 years. As the director-general of this popular event, Chan is busy directing the performance during this Mid-Autumn festival, as every year in the past 40 years.