21st Century Calligraphy: A Selection from the Nanshun Shanfang Collection (Opening Reception)

In conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2017, The Private Museum is proud to present 21st Century Calligraphy: A Selection from the Nanshun Shanfang Collection. The exhibition features 19 Chinese calligraphy works from 5 established Chinese calligraphers: Wang Dongling, Sun Xiaoyun, Wang Tiande, Wei Ligang, and Guan Jun.

Wang Dongling’s artworks illuminate the essence of gestural abstraction through his bold experimentations of embodied action and performance in Chinese calligraphy. Wang Tiande’s artistic practice explores the ambivalent relation between contemporaneity and the traditional. Wei Ligang’s background in mathematics contributes to his unique approach of the deconstruction and re-construction of Chinese characters in his artworks. Sun Xiaoyun’s emphasis on her brushstrokes and aesthetics, along with Guan Jun’s neoclassical style, portray distinctive interpretations of historical transcripts by renowned Chinese poets such as Du Fu and Su Dong Po.

Viewers will gain the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the wide array of calligraphy styles—reflective of their various artistic development and practices in breaking the conventional approach of Chinese calligraphy—displayed through this collection.

Artist Talk

Wang Dongling will discuss his experiences and journey on how he has developed a personal characteristic in his body of calligraphy pieces overseas and in China. This is an opportunity to meet the artist in person and understand more about his calligraphy practice.

Exhibition Programme

Opening Reception
Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 6.30pm

Hsieh Fu Hua
National Gallery Singapore

Please RSVP to both events by 6 Jan 2017 to
mail@theprivatemuseum.org call us at 6738 2872.

Tue Jan 10, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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