Exhibition of the Zao Wou-Ki Donation to the musée Marmottan Monet in Paris

Exhibition of the Zao Wou-Ki Donation to the musée Marmottan Monet in Paris

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From November 01, 2016 until December 31, 2017

The Zao Wou-Ki donation, made by Mrs. Françoise Marquet-Zao to the French Académie des beaux-arts as a recollection of her late husband, has been given to the musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. The works are exhibited to the public in the museum since November 2016 and will remain during the whole 2017 year, before being deposited in the museum storage.

This donation includes eight India ink drawings and a sketchbook of ink and sanguine drawings, dating back to the years 1948-1949, while Zao Wou-Ki was studying at the académie de la Grande-Chaumière, immediately after his arrival in Paris.

This donation also includes Zao Wou-Ki’s academician sword, designed by Richard Texier and manufactured by Goudji.

The room where the works are presented has been officially opened on November 08th, 2016, by M. Patrick de Carolis, Director of the musée Marmottan Monet, and attended by Mrs. Françoise Marquet-Zao and M. Arnaud d’Hauterives, Secrétaire perpétuel of the French Académie des beaux-arts.

Sketchbook of Zao Wou-Ki (photo Christian Baraja)

Collective exhibition « Tokyo/Paris, Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art of Tokyo. Ishibashi Foundation Collection” at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris

Collective exhibition « Tokyo/Paris, Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art of Tokyo. Ishibashi Foundation Collection” at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris

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From April 5th to August 21st, 2017

The exceptional presentation of the Ishibashi Foundation Collection and of the Bridgestone Museum of Art of Tokyo, that has not been seen in France since 1962, is the occasion to see the painting entitled 07.06.85. It is the most important collection of work by Zao Wou-Ki in Japan (eight oils and six works on paper). The very deep ties that linked the painter to the Ishibashi family have led the Bridgestone Museum of Art to dedicate a room to Zao Wou-Ki to honor his memory after the announcement of his death in 2013.

07.06.85, oil on canvas, 114 x 195 cm, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo

07.06.85, oil on canvas, 114 x 195 cm, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo

Collective exhibition « From China to Taiwan. Pioneers of Abstraction (1955-1985) » at the Museum of Ixelles (Belgium)

Collective exhibition « From China to Taiwan. Pioneers of Abstraction (1955-1985) » at the Museum of Ixelles (Belgium)

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15 June – 24 September 2017

At the end of the 1940s, in the troubled political context of the Chinese civil war and the seizure of power by Mao Zedong, lots of Chinese left the mainland to seek refuge in Taiwan. In the new world that opened to them, the artists gradually discovered the abstract art of the schools in New York and Paris.

In 1958, the stay of Zao Wou-Ki in Hong Kong had a great impact on young Taiwanese artists who discovered, through the newspapers publishing his latest works that a compatriot who knew the modernity of Paris was following The Way of Abstraction. Abstraction became a means for them to become part of the international modernist movement, while expressing their deep cultural roots. At the crossroads of the East and West, they created a unique art that led to the regeneration of 20th century Chinese painting.

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Group exhibition « Stories from artists and their studios. From Courbet to Soulages » at theMusée Courbet in Ornans, Doubs – France

Group exhibition « Stories from artists and their studios. From Courbet to Soulages » at theMusée Courbet in Ornans, Doubs – France

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From July 1st to October 16th 2017

The Musée Courbet at Ornans presents and exhibition dedicated to artists and their studios, illustrated by pictures taken by Vincent Knapp and works of the artists who opened for him the doors of their studios. Zao Wou-Ki is, of course, one of them with the loan of a tondo dated 1988.

Zao Wou Ki's workshop © Vincent KNAPP, Peterzel GmbH

Zao Wou Ki's workshop © Vincent KNAPP, Peterzel GmbH

An exhibition entitled: “Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki” at the Asia University Museum of  Modern Art in Taichung (Taiwan)

An exhibition entitled: “Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki” 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. 

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung