Abstract Art in Asia, the Genesis and Evolution of the Oriental Style

Abstract Art in Asia, the Genesis and Evolution of the Oriental Style
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The more than 40 pieces presented in this collective exhibition belong to the museum’s private collection - one of the richest in all of China and in a constant state of expansion - which includes pieces from Chinese, Japanese and Korean artists. These works seek to retrace, both historically and academically, the Genesis and evolution of abstract art in Asia. Paying particular attention to the Oriental sensibility towards aesthetic and philosophy, the exhibition also highlights exchanges between the artists and movements of abstract art during the second half of the XX Century in all of Asia, depicting the unique properties of Asian abstract art. Kazuo Shiraga, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, as well as Ding Yi are some of the important artists featured in the exhibition which reflects on abstract art from conceptual, methodological and material points of views. While the exhibition surely offers a look at the language of abstract art on a global scale, it also shows how all the artists involved were able to create their own language, highly individualistic but also synonymous with an Oriental outlook which renewed and added new dimensions to abstract art itself.

Manuela Lietti - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai