8 to 19, Hall Ségur) Exhibition “Pictorial
Art and Calligraphy of Contemporary China –
Chinese Light through the Century”
The exhibition, organised under the auspices of
the Chinese Culture Ministry, features some 100
works by 19 great painters and calligraphers
from 15 provinces and municipalities.
Traditional Chinese painting favours suggestive
and lyrical representation and each painting
lends itself to one or several allegorical
interpretations. Chinese calligraphy endows
abstract idiograms with a poetic and pictorial
message. The exhibition is representative of the
various styles and trends of Chinese art today.
The opening will take place on January 8.
Contact: Permanent Delegation of the People’s
Republic of China to UNESCO, tel (+33) (01 45 68
11 to 26, Salle Miró)
Exhibition of Georgian Painters
The exhibition shows works by 20
contemporary Georgian artists: David Alexidze,
Yuri Berichvili, Gia Bugadze, Levan Chogoshvili,
Gogi Chagelishvili, Mikhael Shengelia, Gia
Gugushvili, Michael Gogrichiani, Mamuka
Kakiashvili, Jemal Kukhalashvili, Levan Lagidze,
Giorgi Lazarashvili, Gela Manjavidze, Keti
Matabeli, Shalva Matuashvili, Lado Potshkua,
Irakli Sutidze, Leila Shelia, Konstantin
Sulaberidze, Mamuka Tsetskhladze. Contact:
Permanent Delegation of Georgia to UNESCO, tel
(+33) (0)1 45 68 25 27.
22, 8.30 p.m., Room I)
New Virtuosos Concert
The young Uzbek pianist Eldar Nebolsin (1st
Grand Prix of the International Santander
Competition - Paloma O’Shea), will play
Variations and Klaviersonate
12 opus 26), Ravel (Jeux
d’eaux, Pavane pour une infante défunte,
Alborada del gracioso) and Rachmaninov (Elégie and Cinq Préludes).
Tickets: FrF100; free of charge for children and
students. Contact: tel (+33) (0)1 40 28 48 68
(a.m.) and (+33) (0)1 45 72 05 50 (p.m.).
26, 8.30 p.m., Room I) Exceptional Concert in
Homage to Frederic Chopin
With a programme which features the world
premiere of the “First Concerto for Piano and
Orchestra in Homage to Frederic Chopin” by
Elzbieta Sikora of Poland, the concert is the
third and final event in the celebration of the
150th anniversary of the death of the great
composer organised in Paris by the Chopin
Society. The National Orchestra of Polish Radio, conducted by Antoni Wit,
will perform with the pianist Jean-Efflam
Bavouzet and the singer Olga Pasiecznik.
Tickets: FrF 100; a free ticket will be given
for every one bought. Reservations: FNAC, tel
(+33) (0)803 808 803, and Société
Chopin, tel (+33) (0)1 45 00 22 19.
29, 6.30, Room IV) Conference on the Museums of
Organised by UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage
Division, and the International Association of
the Friends of the Museums of Egypt, the
conference will feature a lecture by the head of
the Association, Diane Harlé, who is currently
preparing a guidebook to the Museums of Cairo.
30 to February 1st, Room IV) International
Symposium on "Ethics, Intellectual Property
The approaching completion of the sequencing
of the human genome confirms the important
economic stakes of genetic research and its
application. The symposium - organised by
UNESCO’s Division of Human Sciences,
Philosophy and the Ethics of Science and
Technology – continues the work undertaken by
UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee
(IBC). It will take stock of legal and
regulatory texts in force or under preparation.
Themes to be discussed will include: Ethics and
the Protection of Intellectual Property;
Specific Aspects of Gene Patenting; Legal
Framework to Ensure the Protection of
Intellectual Property in Genomics Research.
Contact: UNESCO Press Service, tel (+33) (0)1 45
68 17 48.
22 to 27, Kothmale (Sri Lanka)) Integrating
Modern and Traditional Information and
Communication Technologies for Community
This meeting, organised by UNESCO, Sri
Lanka’s Ministry of Information and the Media,
and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, will
be an opportunity to pool project experiences
concerning a promising area for the struggle
against poverty: the harnessing of new
information and communication technologies
together with community media – especially
radio – for community development and
empowerment. The meeting will be organised in
two parts. A four-day workshop will bring
together some 20 community radio and television
managers and project co-ordinators from Asia,
Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to
discuss their experiences and present case
studies. A two-day roundtable of international
partners, including development agencies and
NGOs, will focus on best practices, partnership
strategies and programme development.
Greetings from the Bureau of Public Information