Central Academy of Fine Arts
Shang Hai Minhang District
Administration of Culture and Tourism
Powerlong Art Foundation
策 展 人：孙周兴
Academic Host: Hanbi
Exhibition Director: Yan Shanchun
Curator: Sun Zhouxing
Duration: 2019.11 .9-2019.11.26
Opening: 2019.11.9 3 pm
Address: Powerlong Museum
No.3055 Caobao Road, Minhang District,Shanghai
"Liu Yanhu's New Works" exhibition reveals the artist's journey to back to the origin of characters that underlie modern calligraphy, and builds new connections between this writing and the current era. By combining the classics of calligraphy with the contemporariness of the text, he finds that we can stimulate a fresh experience of text reading (aesthetic), and discover new paths to advance the frontier of Chinese contemporary calligraphy in the context of the modern age and globalization.
Matrix ? Shangcheng chan、Zhongyong dao、Afternoon tea
This exhibition is not only a new interpretation of the traditional context, but also a visual experiment to introduce writing and text into the contemporary space. And Liu Yanhu is decidedly different from the traditional calligrapher and the general contemporary artist. His special academic background and excellent creative ability allow the exhibition to also present a new pattern, and create new paths, for the traditional calligrapher and the seal carver within contemporary life. Liu Yanhu's creation of ceramic seal profoundly examines the cultural value of seal art, yet then breaks through the pattern of hundreds of years of literati seal cutting schools - the works establish a new type of communication with the audience in public space; the calligraphic works take the combination of three words as the starting point, take the voice cues of the characters and the language reconstruction of the network as the opportunity, take a series of means such as juxtaposition, listing and repetition, and focus on Independence. Independent text and form. What is the possibility of writing in today's so-called "picture reading era"? What kind of interaction and collision between the traditional art of calligraphy as the spiritual symbol of Chinese people and the present era and culture? This exhibition might well bring you some new thinking; perhaps even, some fresh conclusions.