Guided Viewing: Rue du Moulin Vert with Ms Catherine Kwai

Date :
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Time :
18:00 – 20:00
Venue :
Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, G/F, 20 Ice House Street, Central
Cost :
$100 Member and Non-member
Enquiries :
Rose Hofmann at [email protected] or 9280-8301

During the exhibition period of “Rue du Moulin Vert”, the associated project for French May 2018 organized by Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, an exhibition talk and guided tour will be held on Jun 7, 2018 (Thu) at 6 – 8 pm at Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery.

In 1948, Zao Wou-ki (1920-2013) and his artist wife Lalan (1921-1995) moved to Paris from China, and settled at a studio on Rue du Moulin Vert in the 14th district. Since then, Zao befriended many French abstract artists whom occupied an important role in the development of post-war abstractionism, such as Pierre Soulages (1919-), Sam Francis (1923-1994), Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955) and Georges Mathieu (1921-2012).

The exhibition “Rue du Moulin Vert” specially puts together the distinctive works by Zao Wou-ki, Lalan and their internationally celebrated artist friends, providing an exceptional opportunity for the audience to appreciate the wonderful masterpieces, and to understand each artist’s concept of creation and their unique characteristics.

During the talk, Ms Catherine Kwai, founder of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, will present an in-depth introduction of the works, the artists and their influence under the background and history of the Abstractionism in France.