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.
The Cosmos of Liu Kuo-sung – National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
The Comos of Liu Kuo-sung – Multi-media Interactive Exhibition is now on view at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung and runs through Nov. 27. The interactive digital installation is inspired by the Museum’s comprehensive collection of the Father of Modern Ink’s artworks.
Installation View, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung. Photo: NTMOFA
Paving the Road to Contemporary Ink – Dechun Gallery
In celebration of Liu Kuo-sung’s 90th birthday, National Taiwan Normal University and The Liu Kuo-sung Archives presents Paving the Road to Contemporary Ink – Liu Kuo-sung Archives Exhibition 1940s – 1980s. Showcasing important letters, documents, and photographs from Liu’s extensive career of over seventy years, the exhibition runs from April 16 to May 11, 2022 at NTNU’s Dechun Gallery.
Liu Kuo-sung, Self-Portrait, 1951 © The Liu Kuo-sung Archives
To The Moon – Gallery Talk
On March 3 Elaine Suyu Liu, Director of Loftyart Gallery, will present a guided tour on the To The Moon – Liu Kuo-sung Exhibition in rooms 201 – 203 at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.
Liu Kuo-sung, Blue Moon Landscape, 1969 – 1990 © The Liu Kuo-sung Archives