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15 July 2015

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Hunan Art Center Promotes China-France Art and Culture Exchanges

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Signing ceremony (Photo by Xie Zilong Image Art Center)
The Xie Zilong Image Art Center and Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, a Parisian arts center for modern and postmodern photography and media, signed a cooperation agreement on July 6. They will collaborate in establishing an international resource sharing platform, enhance exchanges and cooperation in art programs and with the arts organizations around the world, and promote artists and art talent training and exchanges. 
Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, which reopened as “France’s first national gallery of contemporary art” in 1991, has displayed works of such world-class artists, such as Picasso, Matisse, and Léger. It merged with the Centre National de la Photographie and Patrimoine Photographique to form the Association de Préfiguration for the Etablissement Public (EPIC) Jeu de Paume. It has a high reputation in international image art circles for its exhibitions of worldly famous photographers, such as Martin Paar, and Cindy Sherman, and for its annual artist publications. 
Visitors viewing the exhibits. (Photo by Xie Zilong Image Art Center)
The Xiezilong Image Art Center is China’s first private image museum. It has a collection of more than 10,000 historic images of China. Opened in September 2017, it has organized nearly 30 high standard international image art exhibitions and 314 public art educational events. It has had more than 700,000 attendees. 
The center cooperates with Chinese and foreign art organizations, including the Shanghai Center of Photography, the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, and the French Ministry of Culture. It has held several world-class art exhibitions. On April 2018, it collaborated with the Consulate General of France in Wuhan to establish China’s first China-France Image Art Exchange Center.  
“We also discussed future cooperation in exhibitions, education, and training, art exchanges, and art festivals,” said Xie Zilong, the center’s director. 
Group photo (Photo by Xie Zilong Image Art Center)
Chinese and French art circles have maintained friendly ties in recent years. The Croisements Festival, an important China-France cultural exchange campaign, is launching cultural and art events in 35 Chinese cities. They will include visual arts, dance performances, classic and modern music, films, and literature. 
The “Poétique des forms – Bruno Réquillart”, the 2019 Croisements Festival 2019 concluding exhibition, opened at the center that day. It is the first large exhibition of the great French photographer Bruno Réquillart in China. It has more than 80 photographs, images, and manuscripts on display. It remains open until Mid-October. 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government.
Translator: Pang Yuehui
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