Transformations: ACC and the Contemporary Calligraphy of Wei Ligang




2015-03-02

ACC Fellow Wei Ligang is one of China’s most outstanding contemporary calligraphers whose work combines the essence of Chinese traditional calligraphy with contemporary expressions to create abstract art that is inherently Chinese. He is a recipient of the 2005 Asian Cultural Council Dr. Joseph K. W. Li Arts Fellowship, and on this occasion, he will share about his creative process and conduct a live demonstration of calligraphy for participating art lovers. 

Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Time: 14:30 - 3:30 pm
Venue: ACC Hong Kong, 702 Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

The event will be conducted in English and Mandarin. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP: Christina Chung | cchung@acc.org.hk | 2895-0407 

 

About Wei Ligang

Born in Datong, Shanxi, in 1964, Wei Ligang has been at the forefront of contemporary ink painting’s development from its beginning. In 1981, at the age of 17, Wei was admitted to Nankai University in Tianjin to study mathematics and later moved to Beijing in 1995 to concentrate on his art. His training in mathematics has contributed to his abstract form of calligraphy. Many of his works are based on “Wei Squares,” a formula inspired by the squares printed on practice paper that is used when learning calligraphy. Different from his gold-ground paintings, in which individual brushstrokes are not discernable, the Wei Square calligraphic paintings subtly combine painting and calligraphy. He was awarded the ACC Dr. Joseph K. W. Li Arts Fellowship in 2005 to dialogue with peers in his field – including Brice Marden – and to conduct research on the development of abstract art.  His works have been included in the pioneering exhibition organized by Gordon Barrass at the British Museum in 2002, and has been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston amongst others.