Monday, 16 May - Sunday, 22 May 2022

Landscapes of the Mind




Landscapes of the Mind1

'Landscapes of the Mind and the Second Bronze Age of China' is a collection of works by contemporary Chinese ink artists together with a selection of post-classical bronzes from Song to the early Qing dynasty (1100-1900).

Chinese ink artists are profoundly relevant to contemporary Chinese society, but until recently have been largely neglected by curators and critics alike. They represent the link between China’s great past and the galloping pace towards her future. Their work incorporates a deep understanding of classical Chinese culture, which they believe to be essential in their quest to create a new pictorial language that expresses the fundamentals of today’s world. By bringing together contemporary ink paintings and vessels of the Second Bronze Age, the exhibition offers a space to explore the ongoing dialogue between China's classical past and the strive to negotiate and reinterpret that very tradition through a renewed contemporary pictorial language.