Monday, 5 January 2015

Exhibition | Chinese Ink Works from Lee Kong Chian Collection of Chinese Art

[Gallery impression, Lee Kong Chian Collection of Chinese Art, NUS Museum, 2015]

Exhibition period: 6 January 2015-ongoing
Venue: Lee Kong Chian Gallery

The Lee Kong Chian Gallery of Chinese art reopens  in January 2015 after renovation, with a new feature in the gallery: a long-awaited area for the permanent display of the Chinese paintings and calligraphies in the NUS Museum’s Chinese collection. The Chinese ink works in the Museum’s collection comprise mostly works from the Qing dynasty period (1644-1911), but there are a couple of exceptional handscrolls from the Ming Dynasty period. Using works from the Qing Dynasty as a starting point to introduce viewers to the general history of Chinese ink traditions, the permanent display is conceived to go hand in hand with the Scroll and Paper Study Room in the new Resource Gallery on the top level of the Museum, catering to both visitors with a love of Chinese art, and to researchers and scholars with more specialist interest. Along with the more classical ink works are also displayed examples of modern Chinese ink work movements, and paintings made by Singapore and Malaysian artists, from the Nanyang Style to the contemporary.

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