CAFA assists Chinese art debut at art biennale in Dakar, Senegal
The 14th Dakar Biennale was unveiled in Dakar, Senegal on May 19th. China was invited to hold a special show at the exhibition as the guest of honor. Xiao Han, Chinese ambassador to Senegal and Macky Sall, Senegal president addressed the opening ceremony. Xiao said this is the first time China, a non-African country, joined the Dakar Biennale as the guest of honor since the event launched 30 years ago. The show will further enhance the cultural exchange between China and African countries. Sall praised the cooperation between the two nations and expressed thankfulness to China for active engagement. As a country with thousands of years of great civilization, Chinese people have created countless exquisite art pieces and will provide inspirations to the artists in Senegal. Yue Jieqiong, curator of China's guest of honor exhibition, said that with the concept of "transition and active energy", the China Pavilion selected 24 works of 12 Chinese artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, images and other art categories, aiming to present the exploration of Chinese contemporary art ecology in a global and local context.