Capturing the Spirit of Antiquity in Ting Yin Yung’s Oil Paintings: The Other Hong Kong Modern Art
Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023
Time: 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Venue: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Speaker: Dr Shuo HUA | Assistant Curator, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Dr Kathy MAK Yim King | Assistant Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Assistant Professor of Department of Chinese Culture, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Host: Dr Florian KNOTHE | Director, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
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This lecture will consider Ting Yin Yung’s oil paintings in terms of how the artist sought to effectively merge classical Chinese and modern art, calligraphy and seal carving. By capturing the vitality and freedom of forms learned from ancient scripts and epigraphs, he communicated the immediacy of his emotions through diverse forms of brushwork. This fact invites reflection on two intersecting themes: the rise of international modern art in twentieth-century Hong Kong and the way that the Chinese aesthetic tradition has been used in practice.
Shuo Hua is currently Assistant Curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Her publications centre on modern East Asian art, exhibitions and collecting history in a cross-cultural context.