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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta


National Pavilion


Cultural attractions breathe life into texts and images, which, in turn, preserve and extend culture through the rethinking and reconstruction of texts and images. This exhibition seeks to investigate a web of texts and images, inviting the audience back into history to explore the boundless possibilities of “writing” about cultural attractions. Join us as we retrieve lost memories in history, experience the magic of time, and create a shared spiritual civilization together.


YAN Weixin
Director of Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, China. Member of the National Arts Fund Expert Committee Project judge, Deputy Director of curatorial, Professional Committee of Guangdong Artists Association, Director of curatorial Committee of Guangdong Museum of Art, Honorary chairman of Professional Committee of Shenzhen Illustration Association, Vice Chairman of Shenzhen Art and Design Alliance, Director of Shenzhen Artists Association.


YAN Shanchun
Yan Shanchun, born in 1957 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, holds a bachelor’s degree in printmaking and a doctor’s degree in history and theory from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts). A distinct style has been born through Yan’s practice of paintings and etchings: clear and lofty, remote and profound, tempered and classic. His works are collected and exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Museum of China Academy of Art and other institutions.


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