I will be presenting the essay ‘The Aura of Abstraction’ at Jiangsu Art Museum in Nanjing, China, in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century’, opening at Artall Gallery, Nanjing (also known as the Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum) in October 2017.
The Contemporary Masters exhibition is touring across China – the first showcase was held at the Yantai Art Museum (July – August); other hosts include Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum (aka Artall Gallery) and Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing (October – November), and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin (December 2017 – January 2018).
Jiangsu Art Museum (built in 1936) is China’s first modern national art museum.
“This fabulous museum had a massive and lavish extension in 2013 with a brand new, dramatically modern exhibition block added next to its traditional, temple-style hall. Alluring displays [include] Jiangsu landscape painting, ancient calligraphy (…) sculpture and much more.” – Lonely Planet China travel guide, 15th edn.
Read the essay ‘The Aura of Abstraction’ here: https://theauraofabstraction.wordpress.com
Image credits: Nanjing Travel and Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum.