Zhiyuan Cong - "Beyond East and West" Exhibition

at the United Nations

July 27, 2003





The Chinese Cultural Foundation and the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China co-sponsored an exhibition featuring renowned artist Zhiyuan Cong entitled: “Beyond East and West” at the United Nations.


This event was held at the United Nations in New York City with an opening reception hosted by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yishan with more than 300 cultural, diplomatic and business leaders attended, includingAmbassador Chen Jian, Under- Secretary General of the United Nations and Emmy Award WinnerYue-Sai Kan.  


         "Professor Zhiyuan Cong's artworks embody the United Nations's spirit.  As the title of this exhibition which reflects and transcends the West and East.  It represents a growing awareness of the importances of art and culture in bringing people from all nations closer together."



Zhang Yishan

Chinese Ambassador to the UN

Ambassador Zhang Yishan, Yue-Sai Kan and Zhiyuan Cong
Zhiyuan Cong with Ambassadors
Ambassador Chan Jian, Under - Secretary General of UN at the exhibition
Zhiyuan's artworks attracted world wide audience
Zhiyuan Cong acknowledged the support of the Elizabeth Wang Gallery and the UN Chinese Mission
Ambassador Zhang Yishan hosted the exhibition
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