Loftyart is proud to present, from several important private collections, an exhibition of paintings by Cheng Tsai-tung (Zheng Zaidong), titled Revisiting the Past. Cheng worked and lived in Taiwan during the 1990s, leading the new literati painting movement, and as of 2000 has ventured to reside in Shanghai. Drawing his subject matter from daily life, as well as the search for its deeper meaning, Cheng portrays often himself into his work, forming a strongly recognizable and mysterious personal style. Revisiting the Past reconstructs the world of Cheng Tsai-Tung during the 1990s, and his emotional bond with Taiwan at the time.
Cheng Tsai-tung, Chu Youye, Hou Chun-ming, Huang Ming-che, Lin Pang-soong, Lin Wan-shih, Liu Dahong, Wu Jun, Yu Youhan September 20 – October 20, 2013 Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum November 22 – December 27, 2013 Cheng Shiu University Art Center January 8 – February 16, 2014 Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County March 7 – April 27, 2014 Luodong Cultural Working House of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County
Yu Youhan, 2012.12, 2012
Huang Ming-che, Straight to Beijing, 2008
Cheng Tsai-tung, Cat and Rock, 2008
Lin Pang-soong, Listening to Rain, 2013
Wu Jun, Click Series: Landscape No. 8, 2012
Liu Dahong, Neighbors, 2013
Hou Chun-ming, Eight Generations of the Hou Clan: 1978, 2007
Lin Wan-shih, Misty Morning, 2013
Chu Youye, Floating Clouds on the River, 2012
Contemporary Art is a constantly developing and changing, especially on different sides of the Taiwan Strait. Although Contemporary Art on the Mainland developed significantly later than Taiwan, the drastic social and economic changes bolstered its incredible development in recent years. Sharing a similar culture and language, and yet separated by the Strait, the differences and similarities on both sides are comparable and remarkable.
In art, cross-strait exchanges, whether trade or exhibition, have always been on unequal footing. Due to the overwhelming size of the Chines population and economy, the accessibility of Chinese art as a whole, always been difficult to Taiwan. After the economic rise of China, most Chinese collectors prefer to limit their collections on domestic artists, and is therefore challenging for Taiwanese artists to enter the Mainland Market. In terms fo exhibitions, the number of Chinese artists and artworks exhibited in Taiwan is far greater than that of Taiwanese artists and artworks exhibited on the Mainland.
This Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, Hui Aggregation brings together nine outstanding and unique Contemporary Artists from both sides of the Strait, and to tour in four museums and art centers in both Mainland China and Taiwan. The exhibition aims to promote a well-rounded exchange of Contemporary Art from both Mainland China and Taiwan, and encourage its development on both sides of the Strait.