Dongdashan Art Festival set to open in Baotou
Original works of sculpture and oil paintings are prepared for display in the Dongdashan Art Area. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
The 2020 Dongdashan Art Festival – in Baotou city in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region -- is set to open online during the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival period on June 25-27, according to local media reports.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's session will be held as an online art display, with online livestreaming.
Paper cutting is one of the most significant types of Chinese folk craft, with a history that can be traced back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), when Cai Lun invented paper. Baotou paper cuttings were listed as part of China's cultural heritage in 2010. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
Officials said the online art activities will include folk art exhibitions such as Baotou paper-cutting, printmaking, dough modeling and pottery, as well as literary works appreciations and poetry recitals.
During the art festival, online livestreaming will be staged on Douyin to provide all-round online publicity and recommendations for artists who set up studios in the Dongdashan Art Area, a vibrant venue for folk artists in Baotou.
Officials said that in addition, a live video of art exhibitions held by the Contemporary Art Museum will be available.