400 years ago, Tang Xianzu wrote the opera “The Peony Pavilion,” an enduring love story. Hou Qing uses traditional opera, modern dance and painting to re-interpret the story, emotion, and tradition, with a different perspective. This is similar to his previous 2009 solo exhibition, “Pipa,” an interpretation of “Lute Song”.
Hou Qing opposes the idea of solely Western progression in the arts and humanities, focusing his work on traditional Chinese history and perspective. He claims that tradition and innovation are not in opposition, rather choosing to present them together. This exhibition will also take the basic form of the traditional Kunqu (traditional opera) in order to portray multiple perspectives.
Venue: MAD Museum of Art & Design | 10 Tanglin Road # 01-01 / #02-01 Singapore 247908
When: 6 Mar - 8 May 2016,