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Performance & design Forbidden City, CN

© Studio JonOne | Gao's Gallery

Going to the Forbidden City has been a big dream of mine since I was very young. It’s incredible!”

For the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations, a major project was organized to honor the cultural exchanges of artists from both countries. Held in Beijing, the theme of the event was “The Doves of Peace on the Great Wall”. JonOne was invited to come and paint at the Palace Museum, the imperial palace of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties. It was the first ever performance by a foreign artist in the Forbidden City.

During his residency, the artist created three unique works, incorporating a strong Chinese influence into his signature style. These works are now part of the Gao’s Fine Art private collection.

2019, June
Forbidden City, Beijing, CN