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The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+

José María Sicilia

9 Dic 2017

M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

13.10.2017 – 14.1.2018

 

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 this fall. The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+ will explore the pivotal role of ink art in global visual culture, offering fresh perspectives using cross-disciplinary and transnational approaches.

 

Featuring painting, calligraphy, installation, photography and moving image by 42 artists from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, U.S., Spain, and others, the exhibition underlines M+’s interest in making existing boundaries more porous and in showing that ink art—endowed with the weight of traditions yet invigorated by the lightness of its material and the experimental vision of artists—possesses boundless potential.

 

Artists featured in the exhibition include Etel Adnan, Irene Chou, Chuang Che, Hidai Nankoku, Hsiao Chin, Hung Fai, Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Kan Tai-keung, Koon Wai Bong, Frog King Kwok, Lee Ufan, Leung Kui Ting, Li Huayi, Liang Quan, Richard Lin, Liu Kuo-sung, Lui Shou-kwan, Nick Mauss, Ni Youyu, Nam June Paik, Park Seo-Bo, Krishna Reddy, José María Sicilia, Tong Yang-Tze, Wucius Wong, Xu Bing, Yang Jiechang, and many others.

 

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