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2014-01-17

Hanart TZ Gallery and Hong Kong Arts Centre co-present: “Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies” Exhibition

Pao Galleries :  From Today to 3 February 2014

In celebration of Hanart TZ Gallery’s 30th anniversary, “Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies” exhibition is jointly presented by Hanart TZ Gallery and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. There will be a curated selection of 100 significant art objects presented in a two-part exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hanart Square, and a display on the conceptual framework at Hanart TZ Gallery. This diverse selection reflects an interpretation of Chinese modern art history that has engendered an academic project exploring the structure of the “Chinese contemporary”. The series of events is curated by Chang Tsong-Zung and Professor Gao Shiming together with researchers of the Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thought, China Academy of Art.

The Exhibition’s Opening Ceremony successfully took place this evening. Officiating guests included Mrs Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services; Mr. Johnson Chang, Director of Hanart TZ Gallery and Curator of the Exhibition; Mr. Nelson Leong, Chairman, Board of Governors, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Sir David Tang, KBE; Mr. Xu Jiang, President of China Academy of Art; Mr. Gao Shiming, Director of the School of Inter-media Art at China Academy of Art and Curator of the Exhibition, and Ms. Connie Lam, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. 
 
The conceptual framework of the Exhibition is the ‘3 Art Worlds’, which includes the globalised capital world of contemporary art, the world of literati art and the world of socialist art. ‘3 Art Worlds’ is critical of the segmentation of history as it creates hierarchies of power, thus putting on a par art from the familiar global capital world, art that pays homage to tradition and art from the socialist world. The exhibition features works by Yu Youren, Luis Chan, Liu Kuo-sung, Xu Jiang, Zhou Chunya, Mao Xuhui, Sui Jianguo, Wang Guangyi,  Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Zeng Fanzhi, Tsang Tsou Choi, Wucius Wong and many more. Visitors will find calligraphy by Yu Youren, traditional Chinese landscape drawings by Huang Binhong, and important artworks ranging from propaganda posters from the period of Cultural Revolution, political pop art, to the most sought-after contemporary pieces.

More information on “Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies” Exhibition

Exhibition I  
Venue: Pao Galleries 4/F, 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)  
Exhibition Date: 18 Jan – 3 Feb 2014
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm
Free Admission

Exhibition II 
Venue: Hanart Square (2/F Mai On Industrial Building, 19 Kung Yip Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Exhibition Date: 17 Jan – 15 Feb 2014
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6:30pm 

Conceptual Display 
Venue: Hanart TZ Gallery (401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong) 
Exhibition Date: 17 Jan – 15 Feb 2014
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6:30 pm




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