"Aquarelles de Chen Chi" - A Retrospective Exhibition
Commemorating the World Cultural Summit
Palace of Versailles, France
June 15 - July 7, 2000
The Elizabeth Wang Gallery was honored to be asked to organize the first-ever exhibition of a living Chinese artist at the Palace of Versailles in France, commemorating the First World Cultural Summit.
Chen Chi, an internationally renowned watercolorlist, developed a unique style which bridges Eastern sensibilities and Western techniques as well as historical and contemporary settings.
This event highlighted the Gallery’s mission to promote cultural exchanges around the world. Li Zhaoxing, Chinese Ambassador to the United States provided the following letter of support:
“Congratulation to the Elizabeth Wang Gallery and Chen Chi, our great artist, for your combined achievements in promoting global cultural exchange at such a high level.”
A special report by the Art Times recorded this historic event of the First World Cultural Summit at the Palace of Versailles.
Chen Chi and Elizabeth B. Wang in front of Chen Chi's exhibition poster at the entrance gates of the Chateau de Versailles.
Ambassador Wu Jianmin, Chinese Ambassador to France, and Madam Wu greeted Chen Chi at the exhibition opening.
From left: Elizabeth B. Wang; Monsieur Hubert Astier, President of the Versailles and General Secretary of the World Cultural Summit; Chen Chi; Ambassador and Madam Wu Jianmin at the opening reception.
Chen Chi and Elizabeth B. Wang in front of the Palace of Versailles during the World Cultural Summit.
Mayor of Versailles, Monsieur Etienne Pinte (left), sharing a happy moment with Chen Chi during the Gala Dinner at the City Hall of the Versailles.
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