The Executive Committee is pleased to organise a guided tour of two exhibitions at the K11 MUSEA. We will begin with a morning tour of The Art of Gold, 3000 Years of Chinese Treasures, follow with optional lunch nearby before an afternoon tour of Calligraphy Rhapsody – Retrospective Exhibition of Georges Mathieu guided by the exhibition’s curator Catherine Kwai.
(1) The Art of Gold, 3000 Years of Chinese Treasures
L’ECOLE Asia Pacific is featuring masterpieces from the Mengdiexuan Collection, showcasing 3000 years of Chinese gold craftsmanship. Curated with support from Professor Xu Xiaodong, Associate Director of the Art Museum, CUHK and Dr. Tony Yu, Sam, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Art Museum, CUHK, the exhibition illustrates four major techniques of hammering and chasing, casting, granulation, wire and filigree. From necklaces, bracelets and earrings to hairpins, brooches and belt plaques, the exhibits span three millennia from Shang dynasty to Qing dynasty, presenting goldsmithing techniques that still intrique connoisseur’s eyes in the modern days.
(2) Calligraphy Rhapsody – Retrospective Exhibition of Georges Mathieu
Co-organised by K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, with support from Comité Georges Mathieu, Calligraphy Rhapsody – Retrospective Exhibition of Georges Mathieu showcases 14 select paintings traversing four decades of the artist’s oeuvre on loan from important private collections. Curated by Catherine Kwai, Director of Kwai Fung Foundation. Georges Mathieu (1921—2012), a painter, a philosopher, and pivotal instigator of Lyrical Abstraction, turned against Geometric Abstraction and began the Art Informel movement in post-war Paris. He pioneered performance art, Happenings that compress energy and speed into the unleashed creative act.
Ms Catherine Kwai is the Founder and Managing Director of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery. She established Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery in 1991, motivated by a passion for art and her wish to bridge the cultural exchange between China and the West. Kwai Fung Hin reflects the strength and knowledge for the 20th century art in China and Europe. In the past 30 years, Kwai Fung Hin has organized over 100 exhibitions at the gallery and has collaborated and curated exhibitions with renowned museums and institutes. Kwai Fung Hin has collaborated with international publishing house Rizzoli to publish artists’ monograph. In 2011, Ms Catherine Kwai was made “Knight of the National Order of the Merit” for her contribution to the arts.