A highlighted digital immersive exhibition opened in Beijing to display the glamour of Mogao Caves on Friday.
Mogao Caves, a cluster of Buddhist caves dating back to the fourth to 14th centuries in Dunhuang, Gansu province, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a key witness to cross-cultural communication along the Silk Road. The caves are best known for their exquisite frescoes.
The exhibition Meet Dunhuang was co-organized by Art Exhibitions China, a national-level institution in charge of the promotion of cross-cultural communication through cultural relics, and China Arts and Entertainment Group at Hi-Up, a shopping district in the Wukesong area. Chang Shana, the famous 90-year-old scholar on Dunhuang studies, has been invited to be the adviser for the project.
Thanks to high-definition projection mapping technology, artworks on the Mogao Caves have been unrolled in the exhibition space, which covers over 1,500 square meters.
According to Chang, the project offers a creative format, blending traditional Chinese culture with modern technology while promoting high art to the public.
Over 200 artworks created by Chang and other famous Chinese painters, which are replicas of frescoes in the Mogao Caves, have been added to the digital exhibition, which runs through Oct 18.