An Evening with Irene Chou: Documentary Screening, Q&A and More
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Asia Society Hong Kong bids farewell to their current exhibition, A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou with a documentary screening of The Universe of Irene Chou– In Her Own Words, Q&A and more.
Asia Society Hong Kong (ASHK) bids farewell to their current exhibition, A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou in this evening programme, beginning with a documentary screening of The Universe of Irene Chou – In Her Own Words, which was commissioned in 2004 to mark the influential Chinese artist’s 80th birthday.
The short film shows Chou speak about her life and art, allowing viewers to catch a glimpse of the character behind her paintings. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the exhibition’s curator, Joyce Wong, and independent curator Johnson Chang.
ASHK will also offer a guided tour of the exhibition and a cocktail reception towards the end of the evening.
Irene Chou, born in Shanghai in 1924, was a Chinese artist and one of the most influential exponents of the New Ink Painting movement in Hong Kong, which reinterpreted traditional ink paintings in a contemporary form.
Chou left China for Taipei in 1949 and eventually settled in Hong Kong, where she first formally studied Chinese painting under Zhao Shao’ang (1905-1998). Chou’s art are expressions of the spirit of her times, and representations of herself as a modern woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother and artist.