All posts tagged: Luis Chan

Asia Art Archive 2021 Annual Fundraiser Preview Exhibition 

Asia Art Archive 2021 Annual Fundraiser Preview Exhibition This year’s auction features work by artists including Birdhead, Luis Chan, Elizabeth and Iftikhar Dadi, Simryn Gill, Jeff Koons, Andrew Luk, Sopheap Pich, Song Dong, Angela Su, Charwei Tsai, and Cecilia Vicuña. Oct 20 to 23, 2021 Christie’s Hong KongThe James Christie Room22/F Alexandra House18 Chater Road, Central http://www.aaa2021auction.com We are delighted to invite you to the preview exhibition of AAA’s 2021 Annual Fundraiser. Registration is not required for regular viewing hours as listed. Wed, Oct 20, 12nn–5.30pmThu, Oct 21, 10.30am–5.30 pmFri, Oct 22, 10.30am–5.30pmSat, Oct 23, 10.30am–3pm There are over forty-five works generously donated by artists, individual donors, institutions and galleries from across the globe for the auction this year. An essential source of funding for AAA, proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards building our library and research collections on the history of contemporary art in Asia and keeping the materials free and accessible for all. We look forward to seeing you at Christie’s Hong Kong. For bidders, online bidding will open from Oct 12 at 12 noon until Oct 29 at …

Crossing Hong Kong’s Harbour

By John Batten The very first art objects mass-exported from China to buyers in Europe, Asia and the Ottoman Empire were designed-to-order, ceramic and porcelain chinoiserie items, often purely utilitarian: crockery dinner sets, jars and storage urns. In the 18th century worldwide trade expanded due to growing demand, sturdier ships and established trading routes. Canton, as Guangzhou was then known, was China’s only port open for foreign trade, and encouraged by the success of the porcelain trade the earliest China Trade paintings were created there. This established the practice for visiting European traders and military personnel to buy or commission a painting as a souvenir of their visit or an export product. Executed by Chinese artisan painters, China Trade paintings were completed in a western landscape painting style, often naive and using rudimentary perspective. The paintings focused on depicting Canton life, including factories, trading houses, foreign diplomatic quarters, landscape scenes and visiting ships – subjects that appealed to Europeans. The monopoly on British trade with India and China held by the British East India Company for more than two centuries ended …

Luis Chan

Jazz with Luis By Winnie Lai A marriage between impeccable technical skills and confident spontaneity, jazz is a fitting musical analogy for Luis Chan’s fantasy world of colours and imagination, and provides the title of the veteran Hong Kong painter’s two-part retrospective at Hanart TZ Gallery, Jazz with Luis. It is divided into Landscape Fantasy, which opened on February 17, followed by Urban Figures on March 10. With a focus on his landscape paintings, Landscape Fantasy presents Chan’s works from the late 1950s to the late 70s, showing how he dealt with the subject in different media, and following the metamorphosis of his style from his early realist sketches to the iconic stylised works for which he is best known. The exhibition also features a detailed timeline and video interviews with the curator, scholars, and friends and the daughter of the artist. It paints a vivid picture of the fun, playful, passionate, carefree Chan, and illustrates the multifaceted impact he made to Hong Kong as an artist, writer, critic and cultural promoter and organiser.   Hong Kong became Chan’s home …