« Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki », solo exhibition at the Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung (Taiwan)

« Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki », solo exhibition at the Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung (Taiwan)

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September 15th 2017 – March 4th 2018

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung organizes an important exhibition which is the first large scale retrospective dedicated to Zao Wou-Ki in Taiwan since 1996. Taking full advantage of the richness of Taiwanese collections, both private or from museums, and also involving additional European loans, it presents a vision both comprehensive and original of the painter’s work : oils on canvas, watercolors and India inks on paper, ceramics. The catalogue includes several texts that go back to the time when the artist chose his own path and showing the uniqueness of his choices. 

"Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki": video made by the students of the Asia University, Taichung: Jeffrey Jing Pha Tsai, Mei Ling Lee, Jean Wang and Leo Tsai, supervised by Jade Lu, Fay Hui Min Li and Clay Yi Hsiang Chen

Images from the exhibition: All rights reserved

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung

 

 

Inaugural exhibition « Art Turns. World Turns. Exploring the Collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara » at the  Museum Macan in Jakarta (Indonesia)

Inaugural exhibition « Art Turns. World Turns. Exploring the Collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara » at the  Museum Macan in Jakarta (Indonesia)

Museum Macan Jakarta (map)

On November 4th 2017 the inaugural exhibition opened at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara – Museum Macan in Jakarta, Indonesia

The institution has been founded by the collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo. Among the 90 works of the exhibited collection is the painting 02.07.62 by Zao Wou-Ki (1962, 152 x 164 cm).

Museum Macan’s web site: 
http://www.museummacan.org/

“See Inside Museum MACAN, Indonesia’s First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum” by Sarah Cascone, Artnet News, November 7th 2017

https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/indonesia-unveils-the-museum-macan-1141112

Zao Wou-Ki, '02.07.62' (1962, 152 x 164 cm).  All rights reserved.

Zao Wou-Ki, '02.07.62' (1962, 152 x 164 cm).  All rights reserved.

'02.07.62' at the Museum Macan, Jakarta. All rights reserved.  

'02.07.62' at the Museum Macan, Jakarta. All rights reserved.

 

Inaugural exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum (Abu Dhabi)

Inaugural exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum (Abu Dhabi)

Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum (map)

On November 11th 2017, the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum, conceived by French architect Jean Nouvel, has officially been inaugurated, after several years of constructions. This first universal museum of the Arab world displays its own collections and exceptional loans coming from French national collections. Several prestigious museums – the Louvre museum, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Orsay, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Castle of Versailles, the Musée Guimet, the Musée Rodin, the Musée de Cluny, have all made it possible to organize this inaugural exhibition.


This is how the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum therefore allows to be seen in a same location a statue of Prince Gudea of Lagash (2200 BC), an Egyptian statue of the Pharaoh Ramses II (13th century BC), La Belle Ferronnière by Leonardo DaVinci (1499), La Femme au miroir (Woman with a mirror) by Titian (1515), one of Coronelli’s globes (1697), Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes (Bonaparte crossing the Alps) by Jacques-Louis David (1803), Le Fifre (The Fife) by Edouard Manet (1866), an Autoportrait (Self-portrait) by Vincent van Gogh (1887), Portrait d'une femme (Portait of a woman) by Pablo Picasso (1928), La Nature morte au Magnolia (Still life with Magnolia) by Henri Matisse (1941), Femme debout II (Standing Woman II) by Alberto Giacometti (1960), Big Electric Chair by Andy Warhol (1968).


The Centre Pompidou has also lent Vent (Wind) by Zao Wou-Ki, created in 1954, considered as his first fully abstract work. The artist said that it was “the first painting that did not tell any story, but only the evocation of the rustle of the leaves, or of the shivering of the surface of the water under the breeze” (Autoportait – Self-portrait, Fayard, 1988, p.117)
Presented side by side with Number 26 A, Black and White painted in 1948 by Jackson Pollock, this painting gives the full measure of Zao Wou-Ki’s belonging to the world of post war Western abstraction, as his originality drawn from his Chinese roots.

 

Contemporary gallery at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. Photo by Marc Domage. Reserved rights

Contemporary gallery at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. Photo by Marc Domage. Reserved rights

'Vent'  (Wind) by Zao Wou-Ki, lent by the Centre Pompidou to the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. Photo by E. Clavé  

'Vent'  (Wind) by Zao Wou-Ki, lent by the Centre Pompidou to the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. Photo by E. Clavé

 

Zao Wou-Ki and Jackson Pollock at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. Photo by E. Clavé

Zao Wou-Ki and Jackson Pollock at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. Photo by E. Clavé

New presentation of the permanent collections of the Paris City Museum of modern art in Paris (France)

New presentation of the permanent collections of the Paris City Museum of modern art in Paris (France)

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (map)

The new presentation of the permanent collections of the museum has been  unveiled  in the Maurice Amon room. Placed under the sign of abstraction, this selection includes Zao Wou-Ki’s large painting 06.01.68 (260 x 200 cm) which is presented side by side with the works of two of his best friends : Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages. The selection is completed by the painting A Galla Placidia by Simon Hataï, and works by Gérard Schneider and Christopher Wool.

Salle Amon, Hans Hartung, Zao Wou-Ki. Droits réservés

Salle Amon, Hans Hartung, Zao Wou-Ki. Droits réservés

Salle Amon, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Droits réservés

Salle Amon, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Droits réservés

Salle Amon, Zao Wou-Ki, Pierre Soulages, Simon Hantai. Droits réservés

Salle Amon, Zao Wou-Ki, Pierre Soulages, Simon Hantai. Droits réservés

Retrospective exhibition « Zao Wou-Ki’s. Space is silence » at the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art

The City of Paris Museum of Modern Art will organize from June 1st, 2018 to January 06, 2019 the exhibition « Zao Wou-Ki. Space is silence », first major retrospective of Zao Wou-Ki in Paris since the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in 2003. Organized in close collaboration with the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation, it will focus particularly on large-format paintings made by the artist throughout his career, large triptychs in oil or gigantic Chinese ink on paper.

http://www.mam.paris.fr/fr/venir

 

05.03.75-07.01.85, oil on canvas, 250 x 260 cm, coll. part. Reserved rights

05.03.75-07.01.85, oil on canvas, 250 x 260 cm, coll. part. Reserved rights