Museum dedicated to Chinese artist opens in Tokyo

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Added On January 10, 2020

A private art museum designed by famous architect Kengo Kuma and named after Chinese artist Wang Chuanfeng has opened in downtown Tokyo.

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The Wang Chuanfeng Museum aims to promote Chinese art and contribute to cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.
 
The five-storey building's exterior wall is covered by aluminum alloy bars that sensitively display Wang Chuanfeng's artwork and blend into the surrounding context of downtown Tokyo.
 
Wang was born in east China's Shandong province and lived in Japan for almost 30 years.
 
Japan chose his fish-themed artwork for a commemorative stamp in 2008 that marked the 30th anniversary of China and Japan's Treaty of Peace and Friendship.
 
In 2011, Wang was named as the "Envoy of friendship between Japan and China" by the Chinese government.
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): WANG CHUANFENG, Chinese Artist
"I hope Chinese around the world can make greater contributions to mankind, and to society. I'm very happy to have this opportunity."
 
The museum's inaugural exhibition showcases 20 artworks that date back to the 1990s. Wang plans to change the theme every two or three months to attract more international artists and connect China to the rest of the world.