Currently there’s an art exhibition that I’m hoping not to miss. I haven’t been, but it is definitely on my to do list. It is in the Hong Kong Museum of Art (which regularly houses great exhibitions, such as the Andy Warhol one in 2013).
This time, the focus is on Chinese artists that lived and worked in France for a while, before returning back home. The exhibition is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Musée Cernuschi, Asian Arts Museum of Paris and the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet and features artists like Liu Haisu, Xu Beihong, Lin Fengmian and Pan Yuliang, who all left early for France. They visited museums and learnt under the guidance of masters, acquiring Western painting skills and perceptions, and then they brought the new artistic trends from overseas back to China.
This exhibition showcases almost a hundred works, including oil paintings, Chinese ink paintings, sketches, lithographs, sculptures and more, demonstrating the impact and revelation of European art on 20th century Chinese painting. I’m really curious to see it!
The exhibition runs until September 21 and is at the Chinese Fine Art Gallery (4/F) in the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Entry fee is between 10 and 20 HKD, so I should really try to see it! Here’s more info on the exhibition from the SCMP.