Shenzhen Government Online
‘Polyphony’ exhibition at Baijing Art Space | Until Oct. 8
From: Shenzhen Daily
Updated: 2020-07-29 15:07

Paintings by Chinese artist Cui Heling are on display at the “Polyphony” exhibition at the Baijing Art Space in Futian District.


p97083099-4.jpg

Paintings by Cui Heling. File photos


In music, polyphony is a type of musical texture consisting of two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody, as opposed to a musical texture with just one voice, monophony, or a texture with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords, homophony.


p97083099-2.jpg


So, Cui puts characters from the Renaissance Period into Chinese landscape paintings, or scenes from “The Classic of Mountains and Seas,” an ancient Chinese text, with a compilation of mythic geography and beasts. The text, called “Shan Hai Jing” in Chinese, is largely a fabulous geographical and cultural account of pre-Qin Dynasty (221-207 B.C.), as well as a collection of Chinese mythology. The text describes over 550 mountains, 300 rivers, 100 historical figures and 400 deities and beasts.


p97083099-1.jpg


Dates: Until Oct. 8


Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Venue: Baijing Art Space, 2/F, Building 523, Bagua Road 3, Futian District (福田区八卦三路523栋二楼白境艺术空间)


Metro: Line 7 to Bagualing Station (八卦岭站), Exit B


--