Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi

24 Aug 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 | Honolulu Museum of Art

We are proud that the Honolulu Museum of Art has organised a retrospective exhibition of our represented artist Li Huayi titled Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi from 24 August 2019 to 5 January 2020.


This exhibition traces the artist’s career over three decades, through 33 paintings lent from more than a dozen international private collections. It will include recent works never before seen by the public, as well as highlights from various stages of his artistic growth, in formats from hanging scrolls and gold screens to installations. 


Shawn Eichman, HoMA curator of Asian art and curator of the exhibition, positions Li in the vanguard of artists who are defining what the values of a new artistic era will become. “He seamlessly merges painstaking technical skill with perceptive critical theory to challenge definitions of contemporary art. Can centuries-old technique be a vehicle for avant-garde abstraction? Can a visual language that developed in a highly specific cultural context be used to have a new conversation about international values? Do concepts such as individuality and sincerity have meaning in the Digital Age? His paintings suggest resolutions to these contradictions that offer a new way of thinking about art in the 21st century.”


For the purpose of sharing this exceptional exhibition, our gallery has produced a short video. Please click on the below link for viewing.






24 AUGUST 2019 - 5 JANUARY 2020


 The Honolulu Museum of Art


 Installation view of Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi


On 25 August, Li Huayi joined a panel discussion with Michael Knight, Asian Art Museum Foundation Curator Emeritus and HoMA curator Shawn Eichman, sharing his remarkable journey to become one of the leading innovators of contemporary Chinese ink painting.

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