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ZHANG DAQIAN: THE MASTER

12 October – 9 November 2019| Hong Kong
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In celebration of the 120th anniversary of Zhang Daqian’s birthday, Sotheby’s will present a large-scale solo exhibition, Zhang Daqian: The Master, from 12 October to 9 November 2019, at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. Co-organised by Xi Zhi Tang Gallery, the exhibition will feature nearly 60 paintings sourced from the artist’s family and private collectors around the world. This exhibition will encompass important works from different periods of the artist’s oeuvre, with an emphasis on splashed ink paintings, many of which have been featured in major exhibitions and some have never before been seen in public.

Zhang Daqian was a remarkable artist from a young age, though his characteristic splashed ink painting technique was developed at a later stage in his life, during his long residency overseas when he found himself immersed in modern Western art developments and the pioneering output of the Abstract Expressionists. Combining Chinese painting materials and semi-abstract imagery, Zhang Daqian developed a new style that encapsulated an aesthetic rooted in traditional Chinese painting, while imbuing his compositions with a spontaneity to create ravishingly beautiful works with a strong visual impact, making his mark on the history of 20th century art.

A series of public events will be held during the exhibition period, including the launch of Professor Feng You-Heng’s new book, The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien, 1950-1983: From Traditionalism to Modernism, a talk by Professor Feng, and guided tours of the exhibition.

Exhibition Details

Date: 12 October – 9 November 2019, every Monday to Saturday

There will be a switch of paintings on exhibit:
Part I: 12 – 25 October
Part II: 26 October – 9 November

Venue: Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F, One Pacific Place, Admiralty

Opening Hours:
(Mon – Fri) 10am to 6pm
(Sat) 11am to 5pm

Exhibition Highlights

Events

Seats are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

12 October (Sat)

2pm Talk: Zhang Daqian Paintings: From Traditionalism to Modernism

Speaker: Feng You-Heng, Professor, Department of Painting and Calligraphy Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts
Language: Mandarin

4pm Book Launch and Book Signing

The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien, 1950-1983: From Traditionalism to Modernism by Professor Feng You-Heng

19 October (Sat)

3pm Guided Tour

Speaker: Fine Chinese Paintings Department, Sotheby’s Asia
Language: Cantonese

26 October (Sat)

2:30pm Talk: Zhang Daqian and his Overseas Travels

4pm Guided Tour

Speaker: Ms Chen Hsiao Chun, General Manager of Xi Zhi Tang Gallery, Taipei
Language: Mandarin

2 November (Sat)

3pm Guided Tour

Speaker: Fine Chinese Paintings Department, Sotheby’s Asia
Language: Mandarin

9 November (Sat)

2pm Guided Tour

Speaker: Fine Chinese Paintings Department, Sotheby’s Asia
Language: English

3pm Finale: Gallery Walk by Ms Chen Hsiao Chun, General Manager of Xi Zhi Tang Gallery, Taipei (Mandarin)

Due to popular demand, Ms Chen will run an additional session of guided tour.

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