Past Exhibition  01.05.2021 – 31.07.2021

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Mayoral Paris presents « The Youngest Among Us All: Zao Wou-Ki on Joan Miró », an original dialogue between Joan Miró (1893-1983) and Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), highlighting the parallel trajectory of these two great figures of Modern art. Salomé Zelic, the curator of the exhibition, brings together works that allow a conversation between the two artists to emerge. They shared friendships, common inspirations, a particular sensitivity for the gesture, sign and light, and above all, a profoundly poetic approach to their artistic practices.

The Youngest Among Us All. Courtesy Mayoral 2021
The Youngest Among Us All. Courtesy Mayoral 2021

Zao Wou-Ki and Joan Miró: Aesthetic Affinities by Salomé Zelic, text of the exhibition catalogue « The Youngest Among Us All: Zao Wou-Ki on Joan Miró », Mayoral, Paris

The exhibition « Eternal Seasons : Part II », opened on April 28, 2021 in Hong Kong, is the second phase devoted by Lévy Gorvy Gallery to how artists perceive and portray the changing seasons and the cyclical nature of life. The first exhibition featured a group of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterworks, from Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Edvard Munch and Pierre-Auguste Renoir to Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy and Pablo Picasso.

This second exhibition features a selection of works by post-war and contemporary artists such as Alexander Calder, Francesco Clemente, Alex Katz, Jutta Koether, Yayoi Kusama, Michael Lau, Joan Mitchell, Lari Pittman, Ugo Rondinone, Amy Sillman, Pat Steir, Tu Hongtao, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Jonas Wood and Zao Wou-Ki.
The two works by Zao Wou-Ki summarize the entire artistic journey of the artist during his career. The 1948 oil painting created in July 1948 in Paris, shows a landscape reminiscent of his Chinese memories. The large watercolor from 2007, a fantastic explosion of colors, clearly testifies to the mastery of the artist in this technique and his total freedom at the end of his life. These two works have in common a strong taste for color which creates space.
Zao Wou-Ki. Untitled, 2007, Watercolor on paper (66 x 101,5 cm). Courtesy Lévy Gorvy