Curator and Executive Director of the Asian Art Coordinating Council, Julie M. Segraves, reviews Tai Xiangzhou’s solo exhibition Cosmoscapes: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou, currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Fu Qiumeng Fine Art's exhibition "Hisao Hanafusa: Nothing but Recollection" has been selected as the top five picks of NYC-Arts this week.
As an homage to masterful design, Brioni celebrates Salone del Mobile 2018 by collaborating with Hisao Hanufusa, the visionary craftsman. From 17th to 22nd April, Brioni will host a selection of the Japanese artist’s carpentry throughout its Milan store, sealed with a co-curated window display. Hanafusa's work uses an ancient Japanese joinery technique that binds the wood without nails or adhesive, to achieve a truly smooth, balanced finish.
Tai Xiangzhou’s solo exhibition Cosmoscapes: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou will open at the Art Institute of Chicago in March 2021. The show will last till August 2021. The exhibition is curated by Tao Wang, Pritzker Chair of Asian Art & Curator of Chinese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Fourteen works by Tai, including horizontal and vertical scrolls, screens, and album leaves, will be on view at the show.
Madame Figaro invited Fu Qiumeng to write a column about classical Chinese culture. In her article, Fu talks about how artists of the ancient and contemporary periods address the theme of reclusion, a classical theme in Chinese literati culture. She contextualizes this theme with the philosophy of Confucianism and Daoism. Based on this framework, she compares two sets of paintings—Wu Zhen’s Fisherman (《芦滩钓艇图》) (ca. 1530) and two photographs from Michael Cherney’s (add link to artist page) series Eight Views of the Xiao Xiang (Eight Views of the Xiao Xiang- Fishing Village in Evening Glow《潇湘八景之渔村落照》(2008–2009) and Eight Views of the Xiao Xiang- Mountain Market, Clearing Mist《潇湘八景之山市晴岚》(2008–2009)), Bada Shanren’s Simple and Solitary（《古澹萧寥》）(1864) and Yau Wing Fung’s (add link to artist page) Mirage VI (《蜃境-六》) (2019). According to Fu, reclusion does not necessarily mean the separation from society. Rather, it can be a gesture of resistance. By taking one step back, literati may find a profound way of connecting with their mind and nature, which inspires their cultural production in various forms.