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Open Parameters – late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s Chinese calligraphy and painting

April 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This exhibition explores the diversity and heterogeneity of late nineteenth and early twentieth Chinese calligraphy and painting from Zhou Cezong’s donation. It suggests that the long-established terms such as “traditionality” and ‘modernity” can no longer be seen as mutually exclusive concepts with fixed characteristics, but rather as fluid categories that existed in the vast crucible of cultural choices – choices made available by the influence of the late Ming literati and Western civilization. It motivates us to understand how open the parameters of cultural discourse were and how accommodating the Chinese cultural repertoire was at that crucial historical moment.

Opening reception with curator gallery talk is on Thursday, April 13, from 5 to 7 pm. Curated by Jingwei Zeng.
The exhibit remains open through May 11, 2023, Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Free and open to the public.