One of China’s most prestigious orchestras, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, undertakes its first UK tour under the baton of its esteemed Music Director, Long Yu, hailed by The New York Times as ‘the Chinese Karajan’ and the ‘Titan’ of China’s Western classical music scene.
The Firstsite commission will see Zhang cover the gallery’s 140-metre curving wall with swathes of pulsating colour, washed, scrubbed and stroked into place with expressive brushstrokes.
Tingxin meaning ‘Courtyard of the Soul’ in the Chinese language – can be seen as an ode to her beloved water lilies through an exploration of light and colour.
What shapes LGBTQ+ identities in 2017 China? Dr Trude Sundberg will share her first-hand experience of building an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ groups in China.
In the interests of balance and in recognition of the rise of China and her taking a new role on the world stage…