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Shen Wei: Dance Strokes

20 March 2016 - 4 April 2016
Untitled No. 31, 2015. Oil and acrylic on canvas. H185 x W363 cm. Collection of the Artist.
Untitled No. 31, 2015. Oil and acrylic on canvas. H185 x W363 cm. Collection of the Artist.

Installed as a site-specific exhibition, Shen Wei: Dance Strokes is the first major solo presentation of recent large-scale oil paintings by Shen Wei (1968 - ) in Asia. Better known as a dancer and choreographer, Shen began his training as a traditional Chinese opera performer and painter at a very young age. During the 1980s, when China opened to the west, Shen began to explore oil painting and modern dance. After moving to New York in 1995, the artist continued to develop his painting as an autodidact. Shen’s large-scale oil paintings are conceived as extensions of his dance practice. The works evoke ink play, space and roiling forms suggestive of Chinese landscape traditions, while being a dancer’s wholly contemporary experiment with the material of energy. This exhibition is accompanied by a series of performances in the outdoor spaces of Asia Society Hong Kong Center by Shen Wei Dance Arts.

This exhibition is led by Curatorial Advisor, Dr. Alexandra Munroe, with Dominique Chan, Head of Gallery and Exhibition, and Joyce Hei-ting Wong, Assistant Curator, of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

About the Exhibition

Exhibition Period:
March 20, 2016 – April 04, 2016 

Exhibition Venue:
Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine,
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Opening Hours:

Monday – Sunday: 11am – 6pm (Except March 28)
Special Opening Hours during Art Basel Hong Kong (March 21 – 26): 11am – 8pm
March 24: 11am – 4pm

Free Admission

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