The HKUMS is delighted to present this special guided viewing of Rendering Change: The Arts of New China 1949-79 with co-curator Catherine Maudsley. After the viewing, participants are invited to savour a 6-course lunch with Catherine among the exhibited art works at Duddell’s private dining room.
Exhibition — Rendering Change: The Arts of New China 1949-79
For more than twenty-five years, the M K Lau Collection has assembled one of the finest private collections of Chinese ink and brush paintings, calligraphy, watercolours and prints documenting defining moments of New China. The art explores this special era’s social landscape and promotes a multi-perspective view of the art, culture and history of New China through a comprehensive collection of exceptional works. Its exhibition of New China’s ink paintings, numbering over 100 works featuring 55 renowned Chinese artists, was shown to great acclaim in 2015 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Dadu Museum, Beijing and the Long Museum – West Bund, Shanghai.
Catherine Maudsley, a Hong Kong-based art historian, art consultant, curator, educator and writer, has had a long association with the M K Lau Collection. A multiple award winner, she was a Connaught Research Scholar at the University of Toronto, a Canada-China Scholar in Beijing and a Commonwealth Scholar in Hong Kong. She has published and lectured extensively on Asian art and culture. Catherine has taught at the Department of Fine Arts, The University of Hong Kong and has served on the Executive Committees of the University of Hong Kong Museum Society and the Hong Kong Oriental Ceramic Society and is a Council Member of the Hong Kong Art School.
Duddell’s is a cultural and social destination created for people who have an active appreciation of the arts. With interiors as noteworthy as the art on its walls, entering Duddell’s feels like being welcomed into the home of a great art collector – one that also happens to have an in-house Michelin-starred Cantonese chef and a lush 2,000 square foot Garden Terrace.