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2019-03-27

【The Hong Kong Arts Centre】
Open Now: The 5th Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration
Traversing the diversity of Chinese contemporary art and collections

Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Date: 27 March – 22 April 2019

Organised byThe Hong Kong Arts Centre(HKAC), the 5th Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration is now open to the public until 22 April at Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre.

Curated by Ling Min, associate professor in art history at Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, the exhibition explores distinctive collections and Chinese contemporary art archives for audiences to understand the development of China’s contemporary art scene over the last four decades. Presenting the collections of three renowned collectors from China – Guan Yi, Lu Xun and Zheng Hao - alongside archives from prominent scholars and curators Fei Dawei and Gao Minglu to explore the development of Chinese contemporary art, the exhibition unravels the diverse features and history of contemporary art and collections in China.

A series of public programmes will be held during the exhibition, including screenings and guided tours. 

Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Date: 27 March – 22 April 2019
Time: Monday to Sunday, 10am – 8pm
Programme Enquiries: 2582 0200 | hkac@hkac.org.hk
Free Admission
**Some of the artworks in the exhibition contain nudity, children are recommended to be accompanied by guardians.

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The 5th Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration
HKAC - 5th CCC - Ling Min (Curator)  
Ling Min, Curator of the 5th Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration
HKAC - 5th CCC - Guan Yi (Collector) HKAC - 5th CCC - Lu Xun (Collector)
Guan Yi, Collector of the 5th Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration Lu Xun, Collector of the 5th Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration
 
Guan Yi
HKAC - 5th CCC - Wu Shan Zhuan_Today No Water_1985 (2005edition) HKAC - 5th CCC - Zhong Ming_He is Himself-Satre_1980

Wu Shanzhuan
Today No Water
1985 (2005 edition)
Paint on canvas
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Zhong Ming
He is Himself - Sartre
1980
Oil on canvas
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

HKAC - 5th CCC - Huang Yong Ping_Large Turntable with Four Wheels_1987 HKAC - 5th CCC - Wang Luyan, Gu Dixin_Tactile Art_1988
Huang Yong Ping
Large Turntable with Four Wheels
1987
Painted wood and wheels, ink on paper
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre
Wang Luyan, Gu Dixin
Tactile Art
1988
Silver gelatin prints, set of 15
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre
HKAC - 5th CCC - Zhang Peili_X_1987  

Zhang Peili
X?
1987
Oil on canvas
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Zheng Hao
HKAC - 5th CCC - Jorseph Beuys_We Are The Revolution_1972 HKAC - 5th CCC - Jorseph Beuys_White Rabbit_1979

Joseph Beuys
We Are The Revolution
1972
Print on polyester sheet
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Joseph Beuys
White Rabbit
1979
Silkscreen print on filing card
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

HKAC - 5th CCC - Markus Lüpertz_The Actor (Der Schauspieler)_1993-1995

HKAC - 5th CCC - Markus Lüpertz_Woman with Mirror (Frau mit Spiegel)_1993-1995

Markus Lüpertz
The Actor (Der Schauspieler)
1993-1995
Hand-painted bronze
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Markus Lüpertz

Woman with Mirror (Frau mit Spiegel)
1993-1995
Hand-painted bronze
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Lu Xun
HKAC - 5th CCC - Xu Zhen_Movement Field_2016
HKAC - 5th CCC - Lee Kit_Your Futures Bleak, Youre So Last Week_2014

Xu Zhen
Movement Field
2016
Photo documentation of installation
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Lee Kit
Your Future's Bleak, You're So Last Week.
2014
Print on paper
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

HKAC - 5th CCC - Steven Holl_Si Fang Art Museum_2019 HKAC - 5th CCC - Oscar Chan Yik Long_Wong Gu, Zi Jau Geng, Coeng Cin Gwai_2016
 Steven Holl

Si Fang Art Museum
2019
Architectural model
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

 Oscar Chan Yik Long

Wong Gu, Zi Jau Geng, Coeng Cin Gwai
2016
Ink on canvas
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Gao Minglu
HKAC - 5th CCC - China Avant-Garde Art Exhibition 1989 Opening Ceremony Photo HKAC - 5th CCC - China Avant-Garde Art Exhibition 1989 Commemorative envelope

China/Avant-Garde Exhibition 1989
Opening Ceremony Photo
Documentary Record
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

China/Avant-Garde Exhibition 1989
Commemorative envelope
Documentary Record
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

HKAC - 5th CCC - China Avant-Garde Art Exhibition 1989 Letter  
China/Avant-Garde Exhibition 1989
Letter
Documentary Record
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre
Fei Dawei
HKAC - 5th CCC - Chine Demain pour Hier 1990 Clipping HKAC - 5th CCC - Chine Demain pour Hier 1990 Manuscript

Chine Demain pour Hier 1990
Clipping
Documentary Record
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

Chine Demain pour Hier 1990
Manuscript
Documentary Record
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

  HKAC - 5th CCC - Exceptional Passage 1991 Letter  
Exceptional Passage 1991

Letter
Documentary Record
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre


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About Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) - The relevant destination for arts and creative inspirations in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Arts Centre is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing home grown talents abroad. The HKAC stimulates innovation and promotes creativity. Being Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, the HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations. Come to the HKAC to experience, appreciate, learn and be inspired by arts.
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About Curator
Professor Ling Min is an associate professor in art history and tutor of graduate students in modern and contemporary art history at Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University. She also served as research scholar in art curation at Goldsmiths, University of London, visiting lecturer in art curation at Liverpool John Moores University, and participated in leadership placement for Liverpool Biennial.

About Collectors
Guan Yi, born in 1966 in Qingdao, began his involvement with Chinese avant-garde literary and artistic scenes in the 1980s, he was deeply influenced by the "85 New Wave" which leads him towards art and began collecting Chinese contemporary art in 2000. His collection has grew to more than 2500 pieces up until now. He has been dedicated on collecting and sorting documentation of the “85 New Wave”, with the attempt on establishing a professional archive of the Chinese conceptual art development through collection of contemporary Chinese art. In 2004, he opened the Guan Yi Contemporary Art Archive in Beijing to display and research on his collection. He participated as a speaker for Art Basel in 2005 and was selected as “Power 2008” top 10 in Art + Auction (US) in 2008. In 2014, he has donated 37 significant Chinese contemporary artworks, including the major pieces from “Canton Express” exhibition to M+ of Hong Kong. Guan Yi currently resides in Shanghai.

Lu Xun lives and works in Nanjing. He is a collector of contemporary Chinese and international art. In 2013, he founded the new Sifang Art Museum. He worked closely with architects and artists to plan and commission more than 40 buildings and art installations in the Sifang Collective. Lu has been selected for "The World's Top 100 Art Collectors" by artnet. He is currently a board member of Acquisition Committee of the Tate Modern and a founding member of Delfina Foundation's Asia Pacific Committee.

Zheng Hao, a cultural entrepreneur, he is committed to building an art complex integrating with art, design, technology and education. He established HOW Art Museum in Wenzhou and Shanghai in 2013 and 2017 respectively, creating a new design cross-border integration platform which facilitates cross-fields exchanges and cooperation. He continues to present public education and outdoor art projects to the public, leading a new lifestyle which integrates art, design and technology.

Fei Dawei, born in 1954, is a first-generation curator and art critic in China. Fei studied art history, and later lectured at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. In the beginning of his career, he has participated in the curatorial of Les Magiciens de la Terre at the Centre Georges Pompidou in France and China/Avant-Garde Art Exhibition in China in 1989. Fei participated in cultural exchange programmes, international symposiums, and academic presentations, and academic committee of different museums. He curated several large-scale contemporary Chinese art exhibitions overseas, including Chine Demain pour Hier (France) in 1990; Exceptional Passage (Japan) in 1991; and Le Moine et le Démon (Lyon) in 2004. In October 2002, FEI was appointed the director of The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation. He was the founding director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing and also curated ’85 New Wave retrospective exhibition.

Gao Minglu, born in 1949, Tianjin, is a research professor in the Department of Art History and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1978, he was admitted to the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, received his master’s degree from the Chinese National Academy of Arts and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China through the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991. He then studied art history at The Ohio State University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. From 1984 to 1990, GAO served as editor of Art magazine and assisted in the editorial work of Fine Arts in China. During this period, he engaged in a wide range of writing and curatorial projects relating to the development of experimental art in China, and especially curating '85 Youth Art Movement Large-scale Slide Show and Academic Symposium (Zhuhai Conference, 1986) and China/Avant-Garde Art Exhibition in 1989, to promoting the ’85 New Wave Art movement.