The Flying Kite with the Unbroken Thread - Wu Guanzhong's Pursuit of Art: by Mr. Szeto Yuen-kit

27 Aug 2022
Hosted by Kwai Fung Salone in August 2022, The Art Talk Series is a series of conversations, lectures, and symposia that pay homage to the European tradition of the salon and the "age of conversation" which sparked many literary and philosophical movements.

The series brings together notable art collectors, experts and academics to share their knowledge, experiences and advice gathered over many decades in the field. Aiming to demystify different facets of the world of art, The Art Talk Series is for professionals and laymen alike.

   



SESSION 2
 

The Flying Kite with the Unbroken Thread - Wu Guanzhong's Pursuit of Art

Speaker   Mr. Szeto Yuen-kit
Moderator   Ms. Catherine Kwai

Date  Saturday, 27 August 2022

Time  4 - 6PM

Location  Kwai Fung Salone, Shop 03-G07, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun

Language  Cantonese


One of Hong Kong's most important curators and educators, Szeto's lecture coincides with the publication of his latest book, Wu Guanzhong ‧ Hong Kong ‧ Museum of Art (2022). The former Chief Curator of HKMoA will talk about the life and artistic development of Wu Guanzhong, one of the fathers of Chinese modernism, as well as share his insights into Hong Kong's art scene.



 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mr. Szeto Yuen-kit     Former Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of Art

Mr. Szeto Yuen-kit has worked in the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) as Chief Curator (and previously Curator), and was responsible for the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Collections including the Xubaizhai, Chih Lo Lou and Wu Guanzhong. He has organised several important exhibitions of ancient Chinese painting and calligraphy at various museums, and many solo exhibitions of 20th century masters including Qi Baishi, Li Keran, Lin Fengmian, Pan Tianshou, Feng Zikai and Wu Guanzhong. Since 1995, HKMoA has collected more than 450 paintings and archival materials of Wu Guanzhong. Mr. Szeto has recently consolidated these precious materials into his latest publication Wu Guanzhong · Hong Kong · Museum of Art.

Mr. Szeto received his Bachelor's Degree (Art Education) from the University of Warwick, U. K., and a Master of Philosophy Degree (Chinese Art History) from the University of Hong Kong. He was also granted a Diploma in Museum Studies by the University of Sydney, Australia. His major fields of research include Ming, Qing and 20th century painting, as well as subjects related to Chinese art education.



ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Ms. Catherine Kwai     Founder and CEO of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery
Since the gallery's establishment in 1991, Catherine Kwai has been motivated by a desire to further artistic and cultural exchange between the East and West. Over three decades Kwai Fung Hin has launched over 160 gallery exhibitions, 13 institutional exhibitions, 52 catalogues and monographs, and 133 series of lithographs, earning a reputation for its expertise in 20th century modern art and Asian contemporary art.

 


Speaker Disclaimer: Any information, opinion and views shared or expressed in the seminar are based on personal research and personal opinion and view of the individual speakers and not of Kwai Fung Hin and does not constitute an endorsement of any artists, products or artworks.