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3rd China Thangka Art Festival kicked off in Lhasa

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2016-09-13

On the afternoon of September 10, the 3rd China Thangka Art Festival kicked off in Shatra Compound, Barkhor Street, Lhasa City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Thangka is the most unique art form among outstanding traditional Tibetan ethnic culture and it is also China's important intangible cultural heritage. For a long time, the party committee and government of Tibet Autonomous Region have paid high attention to the Thangka art career and aimed to create Tibet as national Thangka art center. By further strengthening the protection, inheritance and innovative development of Thangka art, as well as positively creating Thangka industry as Tibet's cultural pillar industry, Thangka art shows a good momentum of development and prosperity.

Firstly successfully held in 2014, the influence and popularity of China Thangka Art Festival is widening continuously. What's more, its bridge and link impact also gradually emerge. Now it is an important art gala with wide domestic participants, highest level and rich contents. The 3rd China Thangka Art Festival not only builds a study and communication platform for Thangka artists at home and abroad, but also opens a window for people to have a in-depth knowledge of Tibetan culture and art as well as economic and social development.  In addition, participants indicate that they will make contributions to the protection and innovative development of Thangka art.

It is said that this year's Thangka Art Festival includes "boutique exhibition", "trade exhibition" and "high-end forum". It will be held from September 10 to 14 in Lhasa, while the "boutique exhibition" will lasted until to October 10. More than 300 guests at home and abroad have took part in the festival and 206 pieces of Thangka art since Yuan Dynasty receives highly social attention from all walks of life.

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