2023 Hengshan Calligraphy Biennial

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Liu Kuo-sung

2023 Hengshan Calligraphy Biennial – ERA OF PRINCIPLE AND NO PRINCIPLE – Calligraphy as a Visual Form opens January 20, 2023 to April 24 at Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center at Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts. Curated by Wu Chao-Jen of Tunghai University’s Department of Fine Arts, the exhibition invites Taiwanese and international artists to explore calligraphy as a visual form in Contemporary art and its possible future development as a practice. 

The biennial includes important work from Liu Kuo-sung’s (Liu Guosong) Calligraphic Abstraction series (Fig. 1, right). Liu boldly breaks from tradition and explores the abstract qualities of classical Chinese calligraphy in a contemporary context, which eventually led to the creation of his later beloved series of Space Painting and Tibetan Suites

Fig. 1. Installation View, Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center, Taoyuan. Photo: Courtesy of Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts
Fig. 2. Installation View, Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center, Taoyuan. Photo: Courtesy of Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts

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