East Meets West
Ching Fung Chan x Tina Chan
The Two-Generations Joint Exhibition
|Date:||17 June to 3 July 2016||(Due to popular demand, the exhibition has been extended until 24 July 2016.)|
|Time:||10am to 6pm (Closed on Mondays)|
|Venue:||Hall 2 and Hall 3, The Gallery, Jao Tsung-I Academy|
Opening Day Salon Talk
|Date||：||17 June 2016 (Friday)|
|Venue||：||Hall 2 and Hall 3, The Gallery, Jao Tsung-I Academy|
|Speakers||：||Mr Ching Fung Chan and cultural friends|
|(Limited seats, reservation required)|
“In reality painting is simply painting, regardless of its origins or the era in which they were done, there exists only good and bad paintings. Paintings portray feelings; For thousands of years, Chinese art has been centered on philosophy, the ultimate goal being to reach a state of ‘Enlightenment’. This perceived ‘philosophy’, is a term that has been coined by outsiders, this actually refers to spirituality as being at the heart of Chinese culture.” – Ching Fung Chan
“The high and low points experienced in our lives can be reflected in the various changing states of the world around us, humans and nature somehow in tune along a similar frequency.” – Tina Chan
Ching Fung Chan is a seasoned cultural professional engaged in cultural work for more than five decades. He has published novels, essays, books and currently the Culture Development Director of the renowned Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery.
In 1984, Ching Fung Chan was introduced to follow the famous Lingnan painting master Yang Shan Shen, who enlightened Chan’s creative path. After the death of Yang, Chan decided to develop his painting style based on the foundation.
Chan published several books in recent years including “Life in the Dharma”, in particular merging his Buddhist experience and life experience, and share his views on Buddhism with readers. To commemorate the centenary of the birth of Yang Shan Shen, he wrote “The World of Art: Yang Shan Shen”, to share his various artistic techniques and life philosophy learned from Yang over twenty-eight years. In addition, he also published a number of essays on Yang Shan Shen by Lu Yanguang, Gerard Tsang, Chan Man-hung, etc.
Tina Chan was born in Hong Kong, and studied Communication and Art in Sydney, Australia. She was a former magazine editor and columnist therefore cultivated a good sense of pattern and color.
This year is the 70th birthday anniversary of Ching Fung Chan. This joint exhibition is one of the celebrations with his beloved daughter Tina Chan. The exhibition is a harmonious fusion of Chinese zen paintings by Ching Fung Chan and Western abstract paintings by Tina Chan. Through the works of two artists, resulting in a collision with East and West style dialogue effect, seemingly different but actually intricately linked.
There will be a salon talk on the opening day by Mr Ching Fung Chan and cultural friends on eastern and western paintings and contemporary cultural phenomenon. Public guided tours are available daily to introduce this exhibition and the historic site of Jao Tsung-I Academy.
Visitors may also purchase exhibits and books in supporting the exhibitions of Jao Tsung-I Academy.
Ching Fung Chan
|Organiser:||Jao Tsung-I Academy|
|Enquiry:||2100 2828 / email@example.com|