Charge d'Affaires Gao Chuanyan of the Chinese Embassy in Iceland Attends Rolling Snowball Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony

On 13th July 2019, Mme. Gao Chuanyan, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Iceland attended the opening ceremony of Rolling Snowball Art Exhibition in Djúpivogur of Iceland. The exhibition was co-organized by the Municipality of Djúpivogur and the Chinese European Art Centre. Mr. Gauti Jóhannesson, Mayor of Djúpivogur, Ms. Jökulsdóttir, senior advisor of Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland, and over 200 guests from all sectors of Iceland attended the ceremony.

In her remarks, Mme. Gao spoke highly of the artists from China and Europe to bridge the East and West through the unique language of art in today's culturally diversified world. The Chinese Embassy is willing to promote the exchanges and mutual learning of different civilizations between China and Iceland and the rest of the world, and work together to create a community of shared future for mankind.

Mr. Jóhannesson expressed warm welcome and sincere appreciation to all artists for their great pieces in the exhibition, and promised to remain committed to the further contribution of cultural and art exchanges worldwide.

Ms. Jökulsdóttir delivered a speech on behalf of Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland. She pointed out that the exhibition had well demonstrated that the Icelandic government attached great importance to the development of the culture and creative industry. Iceland was willing to work together with all parties to promote cultural development with broader perspectives and lead the new trend of future economic development.

Rolling Snowball Art Exhibition was initiated by the Municipality of Djúpivogur and the Chinese European Art Centre established by Madame Ineke Gudmundsson and Mr. Sigurður Gudmundsson in 2014, and has been held for 6 years in Iceland ever since. It has gained a wide-spread reputation as an important annual local cultural event. This year' exhibition staged visual art pieces of 25 talented artists from China and Europe, and were warmly received by the audience.