Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature is an exhibition which documents the Chinese artist’s travels across China from the 1960s to the 2000s in search of the best scenery. This is the first in a series of exhibitions in the Wu Guanzhong Gallery, dedicated to showcasing works by Wu in the National Collection.
Wu journeyed vastly through China in his lifetime, finding inspirations in the mountains, rivers and settlements. The sketches he made on these trips formed a strong foundation for Wu’s artistic practice, which spanned across five decades.
Featuring significant works like The Yellow Earth Plateau 黄土高原 (1989) and The Yulong Mountains at Sunset 夕阳玉龙 (2006), visitors can experience Wu’s search for beauty—not only in the landscape, but also within the painted forms in his works.
Wu is one of the most influential artists in modern Chinese ink painting. Through his paintings and writings, Wu has been a major advocate and forerunner of synthesising Chinese art and Western modernism.
The Wu Guanzhong Gallery is a dedicated space that showcases the works donated by Wu and his family. The most valuable donation ever made to a Singapore museum to date, this is the largest holding of his work in a public museum in the world. The Wu Guanzhong Gallery will host a series of exhibitions, updated on aregular basis, which highlight the wider context of ink aesthetics and art history.
Venue: Wu Guanzhong Gallery, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Hours: Sun-Thu: 10am – 7pm
Fri-Sat, Eve of PH and PH: 10am – 10pm
$15 Concession holders and children between 7 and 12 years
Free admission for Singapore Citizens/PRs and children 6 years and under
When: 14 Dec 2016 - 3 Dec 2017, 10am - 10pm