Two Masters, Two Generations, and One Vision for Modern Chinese Painting: Paintings by Gao Jianfu and Lui Shou-kwan in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford

7 December - 15 May 2014
Art Museum, CUHK

To celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Art Museum of CUHK joins forces with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, to organize an exhibition on two well-known Chinese artists of the twentieth century.  Drawing exclusively from the university collections, this exhibition features 50 masterpieces of Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) and Lui Shou-kwan (1919-1975) to demonstrate two ways to modernize Chinese painting in the twentieth century. 

Gao’s incorporation of western painting techniques and Lui’s appropriation of Abstract Expressionism represent two approaches endorsed by two generations of Chinese ink painters working actively from the early to mid-twentieth century. A scholarly catalogue investigates how the two universities became important repositories of Gao and Lui's works, and sheds new light on these celebrated artists.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (closed on public holidays)

Exhibition Venue
Gallery I, Art Museum, CUHK

To coincide with the Exhibition, the Art Museum will organize a distinguished opening lecture.  Details are as follows:

Topic: Hong Kong and Oxford: Lui Shou-kwan's paintings at the Ashmolean Museum
Speaker: Ms. Shelagh Vainker, Curator of Chinese Art, Ashmolean Museum
Date: 6 December (Friday)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: L1, Institute of Chinese Studies