Findlay Galleries and Robert Kuo Present: Art in the Age of Displacement, Exhibition and Panel Discussion

  • Kuo Ming Chiao – Untitled IX, 1984 – enamel on copper – 13 5/8” x 19”

    Kuo Ming Chiao – Untitled IX, 1984 – enamel on copper – 13 5/8” x 19”

    Robert Kuo Ltd.

  • Untitled 9, Chuang Che, oil on acrylic on canvas, 1983

    Untitled 9, Chuang Che, oil on acrylic on canvas, 1983

    Findlay Galleries

Findlay Galleries and Robert Kuo are pleased to announce their participation in Asia Week New York with Art in the Age of Displacement. This unique exhibition and panel discussion examines the visual impact of the radical disruption that transpired during the tumult of the Communist Revolution, and how this informs the perspectives of Chinese artists Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen.

In 1921, the genesis of the Communist Party in China launched a cultural upheaval which would span decades. Bound by this common backdrop, Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen came of age, turning to art to understand and come to terms with Civil War, collectivization, and revolution. Their art, a reaction to the turmoil of the time, is built from innovative ideas and techniques combining Western elements with traditional Eastern sensibilities.

Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen all utilize calligraphy in their works, weaving in and out of traditions, both turning away from and embracing their rich cultural history, and ultimately revealing the profound effect of the age of displacement.

“Findlay Galleries is pleased to be collaborating on Art in the Age of Displacement with Robert Kuo on this innovative and important exhibition and panel discussion. Three artists and their unique responses to the circumstances of time share the remarkable resilience of the human spirit to overcome and find the beauty through art; it’s all very impressive.” – James Borynack, Chairman & CEO Findlay Galleries.

“This period of Chinese art is exciting to me not just because it is my father’s era but also because it is very under-examined. We are discovering the common acquaintances of the artists and how small the world is despite being half a world away.” –Robert Kuo, CEO Robert Kuo & Associate

An artists panel discussion, moderated by Hui-Shu Lee ,will take place at Findlay Galleries, 724 Fifth Avenue on March 21st at 3:00 pm, with a cocktail reception at the Robert Kuo Showroom, 303 Spring Street, from 6:00–8:00pm.

 

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