In conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2017, The Private Museum is proud to present 21st Century Calligraphy: Selections 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.
Where 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. In contrast, Wei Ligang’s background in mathematics contributes to his unique approach of the deconstruction and re-construction of Chinese characters in his artworks, and 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.
In this exhibition, 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 throughout this collection.
Please RSVP by 6 January 2017 via email, or call The Private Museum at +65 6738 2872.
Opening Reception @ The Private Museum
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 | 6.30 pm
The Private Museum
51 Waterloo Street #02-06
Saturday, 14 January 2017, 11 am @ The Private Museum
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.
The Private Museum is a registered charity and a registered Institution of a Public Character (IPC) founded by Singaporean philanthropist and real estate developer, Daniel Teo. Situated in the heart of the museum precinct in an arts and cultural centre, 51 Waterloo Street, the museum focus on providing a space for art collectors to showcase their collection in a curated display as well as an alternative platform for artists to push boundaries in the expressions of various art forms, the museum’s public outreach program also aims to bring the collectors and artists closer to the general public and to help foster interest and the support for art.