Millions of Chinese have emigrated overseas since the 1850s.
Although known more for its pivotal position as a port city, Hong Kong was also a gateway for the Chinese diaspora, facilitating the migration of Chinese to over 135 different countries worldwide.
With their experiments in subject matter, material application and execution, and in introducing contemporary vocabulary such as mixed media, conceptual art, action painting and abstraction to ink art, these artists seek new possibilities to create a dialogue with contemporary art in other parts of the world.
Ink Painting And Construction Of Contemporary Chinese Art will be on view from January 22 through March 29, 2015.
Lead support for this exhibition and publication is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea?
It has now evolved into a platform encouraging students to explore their cultural heritage through the visual arts. These artworks not only demonstrate the participants’ artistic abilities; but also examine personal cultural heritage, family memories, immigration stories, and identity.
The theme of A Moment in Your Family History asked participants to discover a moment in their family history that helped shape who they are today. The biennial art competition is open to students from grade kindergarten to twelve.
*** This project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. emphasized the talents of two groups of artists separated by the Pacific Ocean but united in their shared passion for art.
The exhibition encouraged an ongoing dialogue about the Chinese diaspora; shared the stories, histories, and challenges that unite the community; and showcased the many ways in which the community cares for and empowers those with disabilities.