In order to further implement the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and revive Chinese culture, the organizing committee has been invited by Singapore and Malaysia to jointly build a Belt and Road cultural community in the Nanyang region on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Singapore and the 49th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia. The aim is to deepen cultural and human exchanges among the three countries and construct a cultural and artistic bridge. Throughout Chinese history, there have been extensive connections and origins between the cultures of China, Singapore, and Malaysia. The historical interactions, including the “Nan Yang” journeys of coastal residents and the close cultural exchanges today, bear witness to the cultural identity and affinity among the three nations. This exhibition mainly responds to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, bringing together outstanding artists from the three countries to engage in artistic exchanges, enhance friendship, and promote traditional Chinese culture.
In recent years, with the strengthening of cultural and artistic exchanges between China, Singapore, and Malaysia, the appreciation of the arts by Singaporeans has improved, and their understanding of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy has grown. Looking back at the “Beautiful China” series of exhibitions in Singapore, they have gained recognition from the local art community and attracted more and more art enthusiasts and collectors’ attention and approval.
The “2023 Beautiful China: 9th China-Singapore-Malaysia Exhibition of Famous Paintings and Calligraphy” not only showcases the profound traditional heritage of Chinese art and culture but also displays the innovative artistic style and techniques of contemporary Chinese art. It also serves as an artistic feast in Southeast Asia.