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[EXHIBITION 展覽] From Two Arises Three 二生三:張洪與秋麥合作作品
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Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

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“From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney” Exhibition

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will present “From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney” from March 2 to May 6, 2018, an exhibition highlighting the extraordinary collaboration of artists Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney. The unbroken Chinese ink painting tradition has developed continuously over the course of more than a millennium, and this evolution continues into the present day, as evidenced by the current popularity of contemporary ink. While Chinese contemporary art has gained prominence over the past decades, there has been a clear dichotomy between purely contemporary works and those with a stronger connection to tradition. This division now appears to be fading as traditional aesthetics merges with newer forms of media.

Since 2009, Chang and Cherney have experimented with merging traditional ink with photography in a manner that remains true to the essence of traditional Chinese landscapes, while simultaneously bringing both media into the 21st century. At the edges where two worlds meet, where film grain and ink dots come together, the artists are able to look beyond specific cultures, definitions, borders and geographies.

The full range of traditional formats is represented in the exhibition—hanging scrolls, handscrolls, albums, individual prints and fans—while the collaborative pieces display a highly contemporary feel. By also presenting several individual works from each artist, a clearer understanding is gained of the journey that each artist has taken to their collaborative works.

《二生三:張洪與秋麥合作作品》展覽

香港大學(港大)美術博物館將於二零一八年三月二日至五月六日呈獻《二生三:張洪與秋麥合作作品》展覽,展示兩位藝術家精彩的合作作品。當下當代水墨的流行,印證出綿延千年不斷的中國水墨畫傳統直到今天仍在發展與演進。數十載以來,中國當代藝術名聞遐邇;但在純粹的當代作品、和與傳統緊密聯繫的藝術之間卻出現了明顯的二分。隨著傳統美學與新形式的媒體融合,這種分界似乎正逐漸消失。

自二零零九年起,在保持傳統中國山水畫的本質、同時將傳統水墨和攝影融入廿一世紀的原則下,張洪與秋麥嘗試糅合這兩種媒介來創作。當兩個世界相遇、膠片顆粒與墨點結合之際,二人的視野就能超越個別的文化、定義、界限和地域。

展品涵蓋各式各樣的傳統藝術形式,如掛軸、手卷、冊頁、獨立版畫及扇面等,卻又散發出濃厚的當代氣息。兩位藝術家的個人作品,亦清晰地呈現出那段引領他們攜手合作的個人藝術歷程。

Date/Time02/03/2018 to 06/05/2018 09:30-18:00
Venue1/F & 2/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
LanguageEnglish and Chinese

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http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/

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