Shen Wei: Dance Strokes | 沈偉：舞繪
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 (b.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.
《沈偉：舞繪》是沈偉（1968年-）在亞洲的首個近期油畫大型個展。沈偉一直以舞蹈和編舞家的身份所廣爲人知，但其實他在兒時開始訓練中國傳統戲劇同時，已有學習山水畫以及書法。1980年代中國對外開放，沈偉的視野亦擴展到西方油畫和現代舞蹈。1995年移居紐約後，沈偉依然繼續自學油畫。他近期的大型畫作把舞蹈語言融入視覺藝術。它們結合了意象中的中國傳統山水水墨與西方抽象的表達，以形態與空間，質感和力量呈現出一個全新而當代的視覺。本次展覽也包括一系列由沈偉舞蹈藝術（Shen Wei Dance Arts）出演的環境舞蹈。
Discussions and Lectures 座談會及講座
Workshops and Performances 工作坊及表演