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Spring Fantasy 2021 Officially Unveiled at the Center

China Cultural Center in Den Hang

On 12 August, the opening event of "Spring Fantasy 2021: A Healing Journey Through Mountains and Waters" was held at the China Cultural Center Den Haag. The exhibition focuses on the theme of "Healing", featuring 24 pieces of Chinese calligraphy and paintings created by Dutch students of the first "Advanced Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Course" in the year 2019-2020. The eight participating artists and their families and friends were invited to the opening ceremony, which was also live streamed through Zoom and the Facebook page of China Cultural Center Den Haag.


Spring Fantasy 2021: A Healing Journey Through Mountains and Waters


Huang Hongchang, Director of the China Cultural Center in The Hague, began his opening speech by briefly reviewing the exciting moments of the past three years of the 'Spring Fantasy' series. He said: "Due to the pandemic, this year's 'Spring Fantasy' came late, but just as what the preface of this exhibition says, it is a late spring, but it is always better than never."

Director of the Center, Mr. Huang Hongchang, delivering his opening speech

Ms Marieta Reijerkerk, President of Pulchri Studio, was invited to the opening event, she mentioned that Pulchri is also trying to show what is happening in the art field of China at this crossover with traditional Chinese art and modern influences, “ it is also very interesting for me to see here today these Dutch artists creating paintings and calligraphy in the traditional Chinese way."

President of Pulchri Studio, Ms Marieta Reijerkerk, in her speech

Ms. Alisha Radjkoemar, as a representative of the eight participating artists, made a brief speech. "The theme of this exhibition is a healing journey through mountains and waters, and indeed it was a healing and it is still a healing journey. While the world is still struggling with the pandemic, we somehow try to connect and balance minds with nature… we were in an era of old masters from China, where everything was pure and simple, silent and sincere." She also expressed her special gratitude to Mr. Zhou Lesheng, the instructor of the course, “ He has brough a part of traditional Chinese painting to the Netherlands and he has made us a part of this rich legacy."

Ms. Alisha Radjkoemar in her opening speech

On the occasion of the opening ceremony, the Center held a simple ceremony to award certificates of completion to these eight artist trainees of the Advanced Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop 2019-2020.


At the end of the opening event, Yu Minhong, the co-curator of the exhibition, led the online audience in a live tour of the exhibition, in which the eight artists joined and introduced their exhibited works, and shared their thoughts of practicing Chinese painting and calligraphy.


Co-curator Yu Minhong leading the audience in a live broadcast of the exhibition


Participating artist Isaline Ritter in the live broadcast of the exhibition

Participating artist Hannah Kockx introducing her work

Please kindly note that due to the local Covid-19 regulations, the exhibition will be restricted to a limited number of visitors, and will be open by appointment only. The exhibition opens every Wednesday & Friday from 2pm to 5pm, please reserve your ticket via [email protected] You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information on the workshops.

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