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[EXHIBITION 展覽] Hong Kong in Ink and Colour 香城墨色——香港大學美術博物館藏當代中國繪畫
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Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

“Hong Kong in Ink and Colour: Contemporary Chinese Paintings from the University Museum’s Collection” Exhibition

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) is pleased to present "Hong Kong in Ink and Colour", a half-century survey of Chinese paintings from the museum's collection from June 28 to August 27, 2017, with a focus on local artists and their visual testimony of the development of the Fragrant Harbour. All of the selected artworks count among the numerous recent acquisitions received by our institution. They tell the story of the university’s interest in collecting and documenting Hong Kong painters and their work, as well as the story of our community of artists and friends who have donated and thereby contributed to our continued growth.

Hong Kong’s steady development is mirrored at the University Museum by our collection of Hong Kong art, and this exhibition exemplifies the fascination of local artists with the ever-changing landscapes and seascapes. Furthermore, the variety of media employed—ink, watercolour and oil—to highlights the individual talents and interest in exploring various techniques, and then utilising their properties to best record lifelike and abstract depictions.

Over the years documented by our selection of paintings, Hong Kong has grown into a celebrated international art scene. Many of the artists exhibited in the UMAG collection have contributed to the development of local culture and to the training of aspiring students in Hong Kong and abroad. At the same time their artworks exemplify the materials, techniques and stylistic features that are receptive of, as well as influential in, a diversity of artistic environments.

《香城墨色——香港大學美術博物館藏當代中國繪畫》展覽

香港大學(港大)美術博物館將於2017年6月28日至8月27日舉辦《香城墨色——香港大學美術博物館藏當代中國繪畫》展覽。本展覽將呈獻近半世紀館藏中國繪畫,重點展出本地畫家及其見證香港發展的作品。是次展覽精選了本館近期入藏的佳作,展示大學在收藏及紀錄香港畫家及其作品方面的工作,並述說本館在藝術家與館友慷慨捐贈與支持下穩步成長的故事。

香港社會的發展其實也反映在港大美術博物館的香港藝術藏品中。本展覽正呈現了本地藝術家筆下的香港及其不斷變遷的陸上風景與海岸景觀,而水墨、水彩與油畫等多種媒介的作品,則說明了藝術家如何發揮才華,探索各種表現技巧,把香港的面貌以寫實或抽象方式描繪,加以記載。

是次展出的畫作,反映香港逐步發展成享譽國際的藝術都會。當中不少藝術家曾為本地文化作出貢獻,並參與扶掖本港及外地有志的後學。眾多作品的媒材、技巧以及藝術風格,呈現多元面向,可見不同的藝術環境相互接受,並互為影響。

Date/Time28/06/2017 to 27/08/2017 09:30-18:00
VenueFung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
LanguageEnglish and Chinese

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Contact Information

For further information, please visit:
http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Chelsea Choi by email at cchelsea@hku.hk