Exhibition « Zao Wou-Ki. Space is silence » at the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art

Exhibition « Zao Wou-Ki. Space is silence » at the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art

The exhibition at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris marks the big homecoming of Zao Wou-Ki’s paintings in Paris since the retrospective at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in 2003.

Organized in close collaboration with the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation, it proposes  the revisiting of the artist’s work, going far beyond the label of ‘Ecole de Paris’ which is partly erroneous. Its purpose is to highlight the big formats painted by the artist all along his carrier, huge tryptics on canvas or gigantic India inks on paper.

The visit intentionally starts with the first abstracts works of the middle of the 50’s and shows the artistic path followed by the Zao Wou-Ki towards the big compositions of the 60’s where the artist already merges the Chinese and Western traditions.


The discovery of abstract American painting reinforces his decision to chose big formats enabling him to work on and in an increasingly wide space.


Composed of loans from leading public institutions (Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne, Musée cantonal des beaux-arts in Lausanne, Folkwang Museum in Essen, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Musée des beaux- arts in Orleans, Hakone Open-Air Museum)  and also from several important private collections both in Europe and Asia, this exhibition brings together works - some of which have never been exhibited in France before - with an innovative and contemporary approach to discover or re-discover Zao Wou-Ki’s big formats.

 

http://www.mam.paris.fr/fr/expositions/exposition-zao-wou-ki

 

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Edition by the Société des Amis du Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris of the new collection on porcelain « Zao Wou-Ki » by the Bernardaud manufacture

Edition by the Société des Amis du Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris of the new collection on porcelain « Zao Wou-Ki » by the Bernardaud manufacture

On the occasion of the exhibition “Zao Wou-Ki. L’espace est silence”, the Society of Friends of the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art is releasing a new collection from the artist. The latter was made from a set of pieces painted directly on porcelain by Zao Wou-Ki in the Limoges Bernardaud workshops in 2005. During his visits, the artist became familiar with the constraints of porcelain colour glazes revealed only when fired.

The Society of Friends of the City of Paris Museum of modern art has chosen to release a large coupe and four plates to promote the work of Zao Wou-Ki at the Bernardaud manufacture.


https://www.bernardaud.com/fr/artistes/zao-wou-ki

 

 Bernardaud Large coupe Zao Wou-Ki (31,5 cm)

Bernardaud Large coupe Zao Wou-Ki (31,5 cm)

 Bernardaud Quatre assiettes Zao Wou-Ki (21 cm)

Bernardaud Quatre assiettes Zao Wou-Ki (21 cm)

Collective exhibition at the musée de l'Hospice Saint-Roch in Issoudun, France: « Works from Zao Wou-Ki's Collection . Lithographs from the Pons studio »

Collective exhibition at the musée de l'Hospice Saint-Roch in Issoudun, France: « Works from Zao Wou-Ki's Collection . Lithographs from the Pons studio »

After the exhibition « Zao Wou-Ki, the art collector » in 2016 revealing the donation by Ms Françoise Marquet-Zao of her husband’s private collection to the city of Issoudun, the museum proposes a selection of works from this donation: Henri Goetz, Hans Hartung, John Levée, Alfred Manessier, André Marfaing, Pierre Soulages, Mario Prassinos, Gérard Schneider, Bram van Velde, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva.

ZaoWou-Ki started this collection right after he settled in Paris in 1948. He went on enriching it during more than fifty years in parallel with his own work. His collection reflects the selections and the affinities of the painter among the works of his contemporaries and fellow artists.
On the occasion of this exhibition, the museum will also present a selection of lithographs by abstract artists, all coming from the studio Pons: Hans Hartung, John Levée, Alfred Manessier, Hans Reichel, Gustave Singier, Pierre Soulages, Kumi Sugaï, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva.

Site internet Musée : https://www.museeissoudun.tv/exposition.62.oeuvres-de-la-collection-zao-wou-ki.html

 Collections Musée d’Issoudun (DR)

Collections Musée d’Issoudun (DR)

 Collections Musée d’Issoudun (DR)

Collections Musée d’Issoudun (DR)

 Collections Musée d’Issoudun (DR)

Collections Musée d’Issoudun (DR)