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Artists from CIIE committee contribute to COVID-19 containment Release date: 2022-06-29    Source:CIIE Artwork Experts Committee

Artists from the Artwork Experts Committee of the China International Import Expo have created many works and made donations to help combat the sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks.

Chen Qi and Li Lei, both vice-presidents of the Shanghai Artists Association, have created many paintings portraying anti-pandemic staff. Chen has also donated over 1 million yuan ($149,225) that he earned from selling the works to help with pandemic control.


A painting by Chen Qi. [Photo/CIIE Artwork Experts Committee]


A painting by Li Lei depicts a medical staff member performing a nucleic acid test on a child. [Photo/CIIE Artwork Experts Committee]

Jiang Tieli, also vice-president of the Shanghai Artists Association, has made a sculpture of medical workers who were sent from Shanghai to Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province in 2020 to aid the containment of local COVID-19 outbreaks.


A sculpture by Jiang Tieli. [Photo/CIIE Artwork Experts Committee]

Lu Guangzheng, honorary director of the wood carving special committee of the Chinese National Arts and Crafts Association, spent nearly a year working with a team of about 100 people to create a wood sculpture that features prominent figures from different sectors in China, including anti-pandemic medical workers.


An anti-pandemic medical worker is featured in a wood sculpture by Lu Guangzheng. [Photo/CIIE Artwork Experts Committee]

Ding Shenyang, president of the Shanghai Calligraphers Association, wrote a pandemic-themed poem.


A poem written by Ding Shenyang. [Photo/CIIE Artwork Experts Committee]