Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
Artist: Qin Feng
Qin Feng in Venice – San Giorgio Maggiore
Booth: 1D 54
Date: 25 May – 29 May 2022
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
“Qin Feng in Venice – San Giorgio Maggiore” promotes cultural interaction and a greater understanding of our contemporary civilization through open dialogues. It aims to offer a glimpse of Qin Feng’s artistic achievements in cultural compatibility, so as to push forward the dialogues between the Eastern and Western cultures which were initiated in the exhibition titled “Waiting for Qin Feng” curated by Achille Bonito Oliva in San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice in 2016. The works on show include important creations of the artist - from the Desire Scenery series to the Fallen Angel series that were once showcased in Venice, which epitomize the pivotal stages of Qin Feng’s artistic career.
Qin’s paintings present emotional and explosive images that seamlessly blend ancient Chinese calligraphy with Western abstract expressionism. With best endeavors, Qin attempts to create a space for exchange between the Eastern cultural context and Western artistic expression, in the hope that viewers will be able to feel the same emotions he had when he first stepped across the boundary of civilization and entered a sacred realm.
As an artist and scholar that incorporate both Eastern and Western cultures, Qin Feng is a leading figure in revolutionizing traditional Chinese ink painting. His works go through and beyond the field of civilization; they merge the spirit of Chinese calligraphy and the romanticism in Western expressionism, giving rise to a unique artistic language and style.
Qin Feng (b 1961, Xinjiang, China)
Currently works and lives in Beijing
Graduated from Shandong Institute of Arts and Crafts in 1985, Qin Feng is a leading international ink artist and one of the foremost representatives of China's avant-garde movement. In 1996, the German Government invited Qin Feng to Berlin to promote cultural exchange between China and Germany; in 2006, Qin Feng founded the Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing. Qin was a guest lecturer in Berlin University of the Arts and Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He is currently a contemporary art researcher in Harvard University. His works have been exhibited internationally and collected by major museums and institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Museum of China amongst others.