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Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023

Time: 16:00 - 17:00 hrs 

Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Fee: Free for ASHK Members; $1,600 for non-members to receive 1-year individual membership

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Jan 12, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (GMT+8)

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Pao Galleries
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Harbour Road 2

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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15:50     Registration and mingle

16:00    Start of Members' Guided Tour

17:00     End of Members' Guided Tour 

Members' Guided Tour - All the World’s A Stage: The Art of Luis Chan Flagship Exhibition

    Follow Asia Society Hong Kong Center on a guided tour to Hong Kong Arts Centre's current exhibition, All the World's A Stage: The Art of Luis Chan Flagship Exhibition.


    About The Exhibition

    Luis Chan (1905-1995) is widely regarded as Hong Kong's pioneer of modern art. Chan was known for his exquisitely-drawn realistic landscape paintings in watercolour at the beginning of Chan's artistic career, earning a reputation as the 'King of Watercolour'. Later, Chan's works were mostly imaginative and colourful, depicting dreamlike scenes with whimsy. Developing his distinct artistic style, Chan transcended any genres of the art and culture. Chan's works are matched by an equally vibrant personality.

    Coinciding with the Hong Kong Arts Centre's 45th anniversary, this flagship exhibition explores Chan's art and legacy in a thematic survey that highlights the artist's perceptive portrayal of daily urban drama and identity, his love of narrative and storytelling, and his uplifting spirit throughout the tumultuous 20th century.

    This exhibition is divided into four chapters—'The Artist and the Critic', 'Hong Kong Through the Looking Glass', 'Luis in Artland', and 'Vision is a Many-Splendored Thing'—featuring Chan's paintings from 1950s to 1980s where different visual expressions can be discovered in different state of creation. The exhibition presents Chan's kaleidoscopic creative trajectory, inviting the audience to the fantastical stage of Luis Chan.


    This exhibition provides an opportunity to enrich extant research on the artist with new archival materials and a long overdue institutional monograph since the artist's passing.  


    ASHK Member
    Member Price Complimentary

    1-year Individual Membership

    HKD 1,600

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