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The Art Programme at Duddell’s presents a new multimedia exhibition curated by MAP Office, Chinese 20th century ink brush masters and more

September 6, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Open to all cultural enthusiasts, Duddell’s year- round art programme includes leading exhibitions curated by prominent art personalities as well as a continuous series of discussions, performances and other events by Hong Kong’s cultural innovators.

As the globally-celebrated inaugural exhibition gives way to Liquid Asia by Hong Kong-based artists MAP Office in September, Duddell’s will continue to be home to an exciting series of displays and gatherings in the coming months. Spearheaded by cultural leaders Yana Peel, William Zhao, Chrissy Sharp and co-founder Alan Lo, the programme is committed to bringing the Hong Kong community inspiring food for thought that is a complement to Chef Siu’s inspiring cuisine.

For its second exhibition at the Salon on the upper level, Duddell’s presents Liquid Asia, curated by MAP Office from 7 September to 25 OctoberLiquid Asiaportrays a continent characterised by its waters may it be a river, a port, a boat, or an island. Screened initially at Circuito Off on 28 August, a festival founded in 2000 and that takes place during the first weekend of the Venice Film Festival. Each selected art work is defined by a narrative, a statement or a viewpoint that renders its own imagination, bringing water into play through projections, TV screens and photographs. The exhibition visually stimulates the mind to explore the experimental relationships between sea and land, cinema and art, fiction and reality with works by prominent artists from Asia: Ai Weiwei, Rajorshi Ghosh, Yuan Goang-ming, Ho Tzu Nyen, Jin Shan, Naiza H. Khan, Ken Matsubara, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, MAP Office, Sudsiri Pui-Ock, Yuk King Tan, Koki Tanaka, Xu Qu. 

To launch Liquid Asia at Duddell’s, Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix, the artist/architect duo of MAP Office will host a talk on the concept, curation and meaning behind their selection of art works of Liquid Asia on 7 September (Talk – 2:00-3:00 pm, Opening reception – 3:00-5:00pm with a tour led by MAP Office) at Duddell’s Library.

The third floor of Duddell’s, while serving as the dining room for authentic Cantonese cuisine under the direction of Chef Siu Hin Chi (of Michelin starred T’ang Court fame), continues to display the works from A Taste of the Masters: Paintings from the M K Lau Collection, co-curated by Catherine Maudsley. It showcases the work of China’s most influential ink and brush painters of the 20th century. Drawn from a distinguished collection, the show includes more than 60 works of art from over a dozen masters in the medium including Zhang Daqian, Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi. The exhibition celebrates the best of Asian art whilst presenting a welcoming introduction to those new to the genre.

Up next at Duddell’s, Ai Wei Wei will be curating an exhibition with local artists – opening end October, 2013

Album of Flowers and Birds- Yu Fei'an

Album of Flowers and Birds- Yu Fei’an

Memorial Project Vietnam

Happy New Year : Memorial Project Vietnam II- Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

Mist at Dawn - Zhang Daqian

Mist at Dawn – Zhang Daqian

Restore the Boundaries

Restore the Boundaries – Naiza H. Khan

Water Division - Jin Shan

Water Division – Jin Shan 

Liquid Asia will be exhibited from Sep 7 to Oct 25, 2013 and A Taste of the Masters: Paintings from the M K Lau Collection will continue until early 2014 at Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong. T: +852 2525 or

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