Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday celebrated in many Asian countries, including China, Japan, and South Korea. Our video editor Jia Guo filmed the festivities in the coastal city of Qingdao at the start of the Year of the Rooster. For more on the Spring Festival TV Gala, see our review of this year's program.
Zeng Fanzhi, creator of the iconic ‘Mask’ paintings, gets an exhibit in Beijing offering a retrospective of his 30 years of art
The artist's famous "Mask" paintings were made starting in the 1990s in Beijing and expressed the alienation that he and many others felt in a rapidly changing society. The most prominent piece in that series was sold in 2013 for $23.3 million, and it is not included in the retrospective exhibit at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing.
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