Beyond Ink

11 Nov 2018 to 5 Dec 2018 - China Art Museum

31 artists from around the world present their artwork for the purpose of showing a new evolution of Chinese ink painting.  With the traditional ink painting aesthetic and philosophy as a starting point, they extend Chinese tradition to the present to form a new ink-art history.

Organizer: Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. Co-organizer: China Art Museum, Academy of Contemporary Ink Art at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. Supporting Organization:  China Shanghai International Arts Festival.    

First showcase of ink art from the M+ Collection to debut in October (featuring work by Fong Chung-Ray)

M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority give global context to ink art with The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+

M+, the highly anticipated museum of visual culture at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, will exhibit selections from its exceptional ink art collection for the first time ever this fall. The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+ (The Weight of Lightness) will explore the pivotal role of ink art in global visual culture, offering fresh perspectives using cross-disciplinary and geographically diverse approaches. The exhibition will run from 13 October 2017 – 14 January 2018 at the M+ Pavilion.

From China To Taiwan – Pioneers of Abstraction (1955 – 1985)


The exhibition “From China To Taiwan”: Pioneers of Abstraction’ retraces for the first time in the West the origins and evolution of twentieth-century Chinese abstract painting. Aside from the works themselves, the exhibition also explores the fabulous and epic careers of these Chinese artists, who were obliged to leave their homeland in 1949 and seek refuge in Taiwan.

In 1950, the United States, fearing a conflict with mainland China, decided to take the island under its protection and introduced Western culture. In this new environment, the artists discovered Impressionism and the abstract art of the New York school in the magazines and books in the American Library in Taipei.

Abstract art then became a means for the artists to join the international contemporary movement and express their deep roots.

In 1956 and 1957, the two most significant avant-garde Taiwanese movements were formed: the “Ton Fan Group”, founded by eight of Lee Chun-Shan’s pupils, and the “Wuyue Group”—also known as the “Fifth Moon Group”—, some of whose members were followers of Chu Teh-Chun.

This exhibition was conceived by Sabine Vazieux, a Parisian gallery owner, who has spent the last five years travelling around the world to meet these artists. This is her tribute to them and their work, as the curator of the exhibition.

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Ashmolean Museum – Beyond the Brush: Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960

4 Apr 2017 to 28 Aug 2017 - Explore the abstract ink paintings created by leading Chinese artists, all members of the Fifth Moon Group – regarded as a forerunner of the modern art movement in Taiwan in the 1960s.

Chinese ink, acrylic and collage were combined to create vibrant images. Most ink paintings blended the brush strokes of Chinese calligraphy with the shapes and colours of modern Western art. Works by Liu Kuo Sung, Chen Ting Shih, Chuang Che and Fong Chung Ray will be displayed.

Image: Fong Chung Ray (b.1933), Abstract collage, 2008, Sullivan Bequest, © Fong Chung Ray

Gallery 29 | Admission Free

The Influence Of Abstraction – The Fifth Moon Group

Galerie du Monde is pleased to announce its participation in Art Basel in Hong Kong as part of the Insights sector in Booth 3D27, with a presentation of work by the Fifth Moon Group, alongside a concurrent exhibition at the gallery space. Highlighting the importance of the group in the history of Chinese contemporary and modern art, Galerie du Monde will showcase a series of rarely seen early works at Art Basel in Hong Kong in March.

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