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Dialogue between Liu Kuo-sung and Lee Chun-yi, Ink Asia Lecture Hall , 4-5pm

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4 October, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Lecture: 4 Oct, Fri 4-5pm, Lecture Hall Ink Asia

Dialogue between Liu Kuo-sung and Lee Chun-yi: The Cultural Inheritance of Contemporary Ink Art (in Putonghua with simultaneous translation into English)

Speakers: Liu Kuo-sung, Lee Chun-yi

Moderator: Lesley Ma, Curator of Ink Art, M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Contemporary ink art has attracted worldwide academic and commercial interest. This talk will explore the historical and cultural significance of ink art as well as the complicated issues regarding its contemporary cultural identity.

Lee Chun-yi’s ink work is exhibited at Booth K1 (Brushing Nature, Landscape Paintings by Alisan Fine Arts) at Ink Asia


Liu Kuo-sung, Artist

Born in Bangbu, Anhui province, Liu Kuo-sung moved with his school, Nanjing National Revolutionary Army Orphan’s School, to Taiwan in 1949, at the age of 17.  Liu later graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University. In 1956, he co-founded the Fifth Moon Society, a. progressive group that sought to create a new language of ink painting by synthesising Western and Chinese artistic practices. Liu’s use of vibrant colour, textured papers and distinctive collage method are significant contributions to modern ink painting. Since as early as the 1960s, Liu’s works have been widely exhibited in Hong Kong, Europe and the USA. In the past year, Liu Kuo-sung has received three prestigious awards: he was elected by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) as a Foreign Honorary Member – the first Chinese artist to earn this honour; he was inducted into The China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) as an Honorary Member; and he received the Taiwan National Cultural Award for his lifetime achievements in art.

Lee Chun-yi, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1965, Lee Chun-yi moved to Hong Kong in 1970. He studied modern Chinese ink painting with Liu Kuo-sung at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Graduate School of Fine Arts of Tunghai University, Taiwan. He received his PhD in Chinese art history at Arizona State University. Lee currently teaches at Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University.

Lesley Ma is Curator, Ink Art at M+, Hong Kong. She leads the museum’s collecting, exhibiting, and research of ink art and is on the core planning team of the opening exhibitions and publications. She curated the critically acclaimed exhibition “The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+” in 2017. In 2013, she co-curated “The Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan” at Para Site, Hong Kong, which toured to Tokyo and Mexico City. Previously she was project director at Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio in New York and worked at MOCA Los Angeles. A member of the 2019 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders and a recipient of the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art, Ma is a graduate of Harvard College and received a PhD from the University of California, San Diego with a dissertation on abstract painting in postwar Taiwan.




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