Insightful Charisma group show at Himalayas Art Museum
Himalayas Art Museum Shanghai
3F, Zone A, No.869, Yinghua Road, Shanghai (Inside Zendai Himalayas Center)
The inaugural exhibition Insightful Charisma consists of five segments: Shen (Spirit) – Classic Works, Li (Reason) – Chinese Cube, Jing (Imagery) – Urban Gardens, Qi (Internal Force) – Contemporary Art, and Yun (Rhythm) – The Origin of Chinese Operas: Kunqu Opera. Highlighting the spirit of landscape as a theme line, the exhibition tries to explore the inherence and development of art through the dialogue between traditional and modern/contemporary art and the interrelation between people and environment, while imbuing “insight” with charisma.
Jing (Imagery) – Urban Gardens (Curator: Fang Zhenning) Integrating the imagery of natural landscape with urban architecture, contemporary architecture masters manage to redefine the concept of dwelling through the creation of architecture radiating charisma of eastern humanistic spirits and urban gardens that are aesthetically and practically comfortable.
Qi (Internal Force) – Contemporary Art
A new picture of contemporary landscape spirit is to be unfolded. The concept of “Qi” contributes to the uniqueness of Chinese culture. It is a source of dynamic creativity that constantly drives the oriental spirit of contemporary art to develop in various forms (installation, video, multi-media and performance, etc.) and to make breakthrough innovations (both on the conceptual level and expression level).
Shen (Spirit) – Classic Works
A group of classic Chinese painting and calligraphy works will be put on display. Covering a wide time span, this part throws light on the unique beauty and magnificence of Chinese art.
Yun (Rhythm) – The Origin of Chinese Operas: Kunqu Opera
Featuring courtyard and pavilion-like setting and combining singing, dancing, narrating and acting, Kunqu Opera is known for its elegant rhythm and sense of poetry. By integrating traditional performance with interactive multi-media expression, artist Zhang Jun will bring the imagery of Chinese classic culture into life with an appealingly contemporary vibe.
Li (Reason) – Chinese Cube
Initiated by Zendai Wuji Institute, “Chinese Cube” embodies an insight into the rational thinking mode and methodology of Chinese philosophy. Through the adoption of an interactive and multi-media installation, it intends to reveal the essence of Chinese culture and the outlook of Chinese people.
Seven Gallery artists are part of the show:
Academic Support：Gao Minglu
Organizer：Himalayas Art Museum Shanghai
Exhibition Date：10th June－September
Location：Himalayas Art Museum Shanghai
Address：3F, Zone A, No.869, Yinghua Road, Shanghai (Inside Zendai Himalayas Center)