Catherine Maudsley Talks about Curating Wesley Tongson Exhibition

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In this evening’s curator talk, Catherine Maudsley discusses the inspiration behind conceiving  the acclaimed solo exhibition of Hong Kong ink artist Wesley Tongson (1957-2012) in San Francisco.


“Wesley Tongson – The Journey” was held at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco from 12 October 2018 to 9 March 2019. This boldly curated exhibition of just 23 works used the power of contrast to convey the artist’s exceptional creative growth. In this evening’s curator talk, Maudsley explores the Hong Kong context that supported the ink artist’s deep inquiry into spiritual teachings from many religious traditions. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the fully illustrated, bilingual publication Wesley Tongson – The Journey.

Maudsley is Curator and Senior Advisor to a number of distinguished private art collections, including the M K Lau Collection and the Red Rock Studio Collection. Since 1994, she has been providing a unique range of art advisory services to collectors worldwide. Educated in Canada, the United States, Beijing, Hong Kong and Kyoto, she was a Connaught Research Scholar at the University of Toronto (BA Hons, MA); a China-Canada Scholar at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; and a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Hong Kong (MPhil)); and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellow. Catherine Maudsley publishes and lectures frequently. Her recent curatorial project includes “Intimate Encounters: Handscrolls and Albums from the M K Lau Collection” at Guardian Art Center, Beijing and PMQ, Hong Kong.

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When: 23 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019 Where: The Library, 4/F, Duddell's, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion – 1 Duddell Street – Central