The Late Legacy of Hong Kong Ink Artist Wesley Tongson
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Learn all about Hong Kong ink artist, Wesley Tongson (1957-2012), and his acclaimed solo exhibition at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco at the evening book launch and talk by Catherine Maudsley, the curator of the exhibition.
The book, entitled Wesley Tongson–The Journey, features 23 works, including Tongson’s signature finger paintings, and a selection of Tongson’s never-before published personal notes. Included are new essays about the artist and his work by Maudsley, Mary Ann Milford, Carver Chair in East Asian Studies at Mills College, and Wu Song, Professor at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.
Maudsley begins this evening program with an account into the curation process behind the exhibition, the inspiration behind conceiving the exhibition as “A Journey”, and the meaning of Tongson’s art. This is followed by a conversation among Maudsley, Tina Pang, curator of Hong Kong Visual Culture at M+, and Cynthia Tongson, the artist’s sister and guardian of her late brother’s artistic legacy.