Gallery: A2Z Art Gallery
Opening / Event Date: 8 Aug, 2019
Closing / End Date: 31 Oct, 2019
VENUE: Hong Kong Central Library, Exhibition Galleries 1-3
Opening Reception officiated by Ms. Lilas Bernheim, Deputy Consul General of France.
Artist talk “Ink is Difficult” prior to the opening ceremony at 5:30-6:30pm, talk moderated by Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher, Asia Art Archive.
Exhibition co-presented by Alisan Fine Arts and Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau.
Returning to Hong Kong after Yang Jiechang’s last major solo exhibition “Enlightened Blackness: Ink Paintings by Yang Jiechang” at the University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong in 2001, the new solo show “Good Morning Hong Kong” at the Hong Kong Central Library (26 June-10 July) will feature his most recent works. Through this exhibition, Yang wishes to bring positivity to Hong Kong, because he believes “we live in a time of conflict and unpredictable change, where feelings of insecurity and disorientation prevail”.
Since his landmark exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Yang has lived and worked in Paris, producing an oeuvre that varies in style, medium and inspirations. He has had numerous major exhibitions across China, Europe and the North America. Most recently, 100 Layers of Ink paintings were showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in the exhibition “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China”.