Monday, June 25, 2018

Art project expected to facilitate China-U.S. exchanges

The ancient Buddhist site of the Mogao Grottoes, in the desert of western China
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (Xinhua) -- A Stanford University professor's art project based on the ancient city of Dunhuang in northwest China is expected to promote the understanding of the Asian country in the contemporary age. Xie Xiaoze, the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art at Stanford University, presented his work-in-progress to the public Thursday night at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The project, called "the amber of history," is inspired by the artist's 25 days of artist residency in the summer of 2017 at the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, a historic site of Buddhist art on the ancient Silk Road. Mogao Grottoes are hundreds of cave temples carved more than 1,000 years ago in Dunhuang. The caves, decorated with Buddhist murals and sculptures, are a World Heritage site. [More]