Ink master Liu Kuo-sung is known for his experimentations with materials and techniques. He achieved sequential breakthroughs during the 1970s and 1980s by establishing painting techniques that did not require the use of brushes, such as "ink rubbing," "paper rubbing" and "water rubbing."
Led by curator Jennifer K. Y. Lam, this workshop will focus on a lecture script created by Liu before his retirement from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992. Join us and delve deeper into his experimental ink techniques through hands-on activities.
About the facilitator
Jennifer K. Y. Lam is Curator at National Gallery Singapore, where she actively contributes to the continuous research on art in Singapore and the ink medium. Her co-curated exhibitions include "Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection" (2017), "(Re)Collect: The Making of Our Art Collection" (2018), "Wu Guanzhong: Learning from the Master" (2019–2020), "Nam June Paik: The Future is Now" (2021), "Wu Guanzhong: Travelling with the Master" (2022) and "Liu Kuo-sung: Experimentation as Method" (2023).
About "Liu Kuo-sung: Experimentation As Method"
"Liu Kuo-sung: Experimentation As Method" is a major retrospective show that celebrates the ink master's artistic career spanning 70 years, from the 1950s to the 2010s. With a selection of over 60 works tracing his creative evolution, the show highlights the artist's significant innovations in modern Chinese ink painting, focusing on his experiments with the materiality of ink and paper, which were inspired by his own reading of Chinese art history beyond orthodox narratives.