Past Exhibition  01.02.2021 – 31.04.2021

Exhibitions news

The National Museum of History and Art in Luxemburg (Luxemburg) presents two paintings by Zao Wou-Ki lent by private collections, as part of the presentation of its permanent modern and contemporaneous collections. 24.05.65 (162 x 150 cm), with its raw style and 24.09.71 (130 x 97 cm) in more acid hues, evidence these years when the influence of American abstraction meets with space research revivified by his Chinese roots. Zao Wou-Ki’s paintings are surrounded by paintings by Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages and Hans Hartung, artists he met in post-war Paris. 
For an immersive tour of the collections of the museum: 

National Museum of History and Art in Luxemburg, Modern gallery. Courtesy MNHA

The opening of the He Art Museum in Shunde, in the Guangdong province (China), scheduled in March finally happened in October 2020. The building, designed by the architect Tadao Ando, houses the collection of the He family, focused on contemporary international and Chinese art. It includes the painting La Mer (The Sea), painted by Zao Wou-Ki in 2004 (97 x 195 cm).

He Art Museum, Opening exhibition. Reserved rights / He Art Museum

He Art Museum, La Mer. Reserved rights / He Art Museum

Villepin Gallery for its part focuses on artists from all horizons who participated in what has been called the second school of Paris after World War II in the collective exhibition entitled The Art of Hope: New School of Paris from November 23rd 2020 to April 23rd 2021.

It exhibits works by Hans Hartung, Serge Poliakoff, Georges Mathieu, Jean Dubuffet, Nicolas de Staël, Pierre Soulages and Zao Wou-Ki. What these artists have in common is that they chose Paris as city of adoption and working place, also sharing their research for a non-figurative art.
The Art of Hope. Zao Wou-Ki. Courtesy Villepin Gallery
The Art of Hope. Hans Hartung, Serge Poliakoff, Jean Dubuffet. Courtesy Villepin Gallery