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Friday, Nov. 5, 2004

OF NOTE

Artists portray modern China

Some 40 works by two contemporary Chinese painters are the subjects of an exhibition set to open at the Japan-China Friendship Hall in Tokyo.

Leng Jun, 41, from Sichuan Province, specializes in oils and is known for his "surexpressionist" paintings of objects found in daily life. Forty-six year-old Yang Jinxing from Jiangxi Province, on the other hand, specializes in traditional Chinese painting and tends to depict ordinary people going about their daily lives, whether they are members of ethnic minorities in rural southern China or the urban youth of large cities. Both received the Japan-China Friendship Hall Grand Prix during the ninth "All-China Art Exhibition," an event held every five years in China.

"Gendai Chugoku Kaiga no Nininten (Duo Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Paintings)" at Nitchu Yuko Kaikan (Japan-China Friendship Hall) art museum runs from Nov. 10-Dec. 5 (closed Mondays); open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission free. The hall, at 1-5-3 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, is a 1-min. walk from Exit C3 of Iidabashi Station on the Oedo subway line, or a 7-min. walk from Iidabashi JR and subway stations.


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