Jiading district of Shanghai is to have a new art exchange center affiliated to the China National Academy of Painting, local media reported on Dec 28.
Shanghai-based Chengde Culture and Art Exchange Co, Shanghai North Hongqiao Construction and Development Co, and Jiangqiao town sign a rental agreement on Dec 27, allowing Chengde to renovate an old factory in Jiangqiao into an art exchange center. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]
The center will be renovated from an old factory located in Jiading's Jiangqiao town according to a rental agreement signed between Shanghai-based Chengde Culture and Art Exchange Co, investor of the project, Shanghai North Hongqiao Construction and Development Co, owner of the factory, and Jiangqiao town, on Dec 27.
An artist's view of a new art exchange center affiliated to the China National Academy of Painting in Jiading district, Shanghai. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]
Taking up nearly 20 mu (1.3 hectares), the center is designed to be a base for the China National Academy of Painting. When it is completed, it will serve as a platform for painters, sculptors, artists specializing in different art forms, photographers, producers, musicians, and writers to exchange ideas.
The center is expected to boost the development of Jiangqiao's culture, sports and other industries and push forward the construction of a demonstration zone of the North Hongqiao Central Business District.