Jing'an displays its culture

Over  30 art pieces are on show at a community center in Jing’an District. They have been chosen to compete in a contest for this year’s Shanghai Citizens Art Festival.
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A spectator touches a buffalo skin painting at a venue flooded in neon lights at the Jing’ansi Community Cultural Center in Jing’an District on Tuesday.

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Painting on buffalo skin and a handmade shikumen building model are among more than 30 art pieces displayed in a community center in Jing’an District.

They have been chosen by Jing’an to compete in a city-wide innovation contest, part of this year’s Shanghai Citizens Art Festival.

The exhibition, in the Jing’ansi Community Cultural Center, comprises works by residents, students and white-collar workers across the district. 

“Students from Shanghai YF Vocational and Polytechnical School painted or carved eight pieces, which show iconic scenes and popular attractions of Jing’an, like Jing’an Temple and Jing’an Park,” said Hu Jiawei, a member of a social group called Leyi that organized the event.

“We create a room filled with lights and hang these pieces, imitating the piyingxi (shadow puppetry) on show,” she said.

Another highlight is a shikumen building model. It took a group of white-collar workers, all fans of old buildings, a year to make it. 

“They built it based on a real building on 835 Shaanxi Road N.,” Hu said.

The exhibition will run to Friday.

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A shikumen building model

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A spectator admires art pieces displayed at the center.

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