Manhattan Cultural Events: Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong

About the Artist

Wu Guanzhong is recognized as one of the most significant Chinese artists in the twentieth-century. He was born in the Jiangsu Province of China and studied at China’s Academy of art and also in Paris. He later went on to become a teacher at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and produced many controversial works throughout and prior to the Cultural revolution. Wu Guanzhong’s oil paintings were not supportive of the political avocations.

In the midst of it all, Wu Guanzhong proceeded to create eloquent artwork that gained him recognition as a monumental contributor to Chinese culture from China natives and others worldwide. Guanzhong is not only known for his works but also for his rousing outline on art and ingenuity that was known to engage intellectual arguments among artists and students of the arts.

Wu Guanzhong developed  masterpieces that were the basis of the major transformation and debates in Chinese art. He push the boundaries and aroused questions regarding cultural beliefs, identity, and formality.

Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong entails some of the most recognized works of Wu Guanzhong’s sixty year career, covering close to four decades from the 1970’s until the early 2000’s.  Wu Guanzhong decided to work primarily with ink in the 1970’s which was a remarkable feat since many artists of this era followed other influences.

Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong outlines the growth of Guanzhong’s paintings throughout this era and sheds light upon the value his ink paintings were to Chinese tradition. Wu reconditioned our comprehension of how the accustomed expression of ink can be used.

About the Asia Society Museum

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Through various installations and engaging outreach programs, the Asia Society Museum has continued to thrive as a successful nonprofit educational foundation. They have high tech galleries in both Hong Kong and Houston while operating offices in California, Philippines, Australia, and Washington.

Dates for Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong are April 25 – August 5 and event times are daily at 11:00 A.M.

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