Current Exhibition

Desiring: Post 97 Hong Kong Ink Art

06 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Central Gallery
Opening Reception
6 July 2017, Thursday, 6-8pm
Introduction
Co-curated by Daphne King & Eric Leung

In the presence of the artists

Talk: 8 July, Saturday, 3-5pm
Topic: Post 97 Hong Kong Ink Art
By Tang Hoi-chiu, Adjunct Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University;
Daphne King, Director; Wucius Wong, Cheuk Ka-wai Cherie, artists
Moderator: Eric Leung
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Upcoming Exhibition

Tai Xiangzhou & Zhang Yirong: One with the Universe

13 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Central Gallery
Opening Reception
13 September 2017, 6-8pm
Introduction
In the presence of the artists

Alisan Fine Arts is proud to showcase a joint exhibition of two celebrated young ink artists, Tai Xiangzhou and Zhang Yirong. The show features Tai’s ethereal landscape paintings and Zhang’s larger than life meticulous paintings of flowers and butterflies in painstaking detail. While Zhang’s works were featured in “Beyond the Jade Terrace”, a group exhibition orga ...
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Past Exhibitions

Walasse Ting: Symphony of Colours

10 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Central Gallery
Introduction
To be officiated by Mr Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
In the presence of Mia Ting and Jesse Ting, Walasse Ting’s children

Le French May Arts Festival Associated Project 2017

Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present a solo exhibition, Walasse Ting: Symphony of Colours, in our recently opened gallery space in Central. The exhibition marks the tenth solo exhibition Ali ...
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Yang Jiechang: This is still Bird and Flower Painting

20 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
Central Gallery
Introduction
Inaugural exhibition in our new location in Central
Address: 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Artist talk: March 20, starts at 6:00pm (as part of Hong Kong Art Gallery Night)

Alisan Fine Arts is excited to present the first exhibition in our new space in Central, Yang Jiechang: This is still Bird and Flower Painting. Writing about the inspiration for the show, Yang says th ...
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Images of Objects – Photographic Calligraphy by Chu Chu

25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Artist will be present and will give a calligraphy demonstration, overlaying ink on her photographs and speak about her creative process
Calligraphy demonstration starts at 4:30pm


In 2014, Alisan Fine Arts presented Beyond the Jade Terrace, showcasing four standout female artists, including Chu Chu, from China whose ink paintings offer a refreshingly new aesthetic sensibility. Images of Obje ...
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Variations in Ink — Selected works from Ink Asia

09 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present selected works from Ink Asia. On display will be works by four Chinese artists – Hao Shiming, Pan Gongkai, Wang Tiande and Zhang Yu – experimenting with line, form and media in ink painting. This curated selection traces first, the artistic lineage of Chinese ink painting and the variations in contemporary practices, and second, presents artists who re-imagin ...
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Celebrating 35 Years of Promoting Chinese Contemporary Art

02 Dec 2016 - 08 Dec 2016
Hong Kong Central Library
Introduction
Group exhibition of 35 selected gallery artists &
Book launch of a monograph detailing the gallery’s history

To be officiated by Mr CH Tung
Opening remarks begin promptly 6pm

Location: Hong Kong Central Library, galleries 1, 2 & 3 (66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)


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Wang Mengsha – Gardens

24 Sep 2016 - 05 Nov 2016
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong
Artist talk starts at 4:30pm

As part of South Island Art Day on 24 September,
there will be two dance performances at the gallery: 3pm & 5:30pm
Free shuttle bus available from Central to Alisan Fine Arts,
visit www.sicd.com.hk for more info

Also participating in Hong Kong Art Week-Art Day at South Island, Nov 5, Sat, 12-7pm
visit www.hk-aga.org
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Scenes from the Village

06 Aug 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present a group show featuring works by Li Huasheng, Nie Ou, Fang Zhaoling and Shi Hu this summer. On display are 11 works, which depict an idyllic and thriving countryside. The selected works are grouped around the four seasons: willow trees and kids riding cattle in spring, a girl in a floppy straw hat in summer, intrepid mountaineers in autumn, and twisting bare bra ...
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Pi Daojian + Yan Yong: Being and Inking — Documenting Contemporary Ink Art 2001-2016

05 Jun 2016 - 04 Sep 2016
Gallery D6, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou
Introduction
Following a successful exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre last September, Alisan Fine Arts has been invited to present "A Legacy of Ink: Lui Shou-kwan 40 Years On" as part of “Pi Daojian + Yan Yong: Being and Inking — Documenting Contemporary Ink Art 2001-2016” at the Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art in Guangzhou. Co-organised by the acclaimed art critic Pi Daojian, and academic Yan Yong th ...
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Gao Xingjian — Layers of Light, Ink in Mind

07 May 2016 - 30 Jul 2016
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Amongst ink collectors and academics Gao Xingjian is renowned as a distinguished artist, and globally as a canonical writer and playwright of the 21st century who was the first Chinese-born writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000. Self-exiled from China, he has lived and worked in France since 1987. In contrast to his controversial novels, his art combines elements of abstractio ...
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Is It Ink Art? Works by Liu Jian and Zhang Yu

19 Mar 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
The contemporary ink art discourse trends towards two principal questions: What is ink art? And is it defined solely by medium and/or philosophy? In answer to these questions Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present Is It Ink Art? showcasing new works by Liu Jian (b. 1961) and Zhang Yu (b. 1959), which will leave viewers questioning whether the artworks on display constitute the emergence of a new i ...
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Beyond Babel — Li Dezhuang

20 Feb 2016 - 16 Mar 2016
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Opening ceremony begins promptly at 3:30pm

To be officiated by Mr. George Yeo, Chairman of Kerry Logistics Network Limited.

Professor Pan Yaochang, Chinese Art Historian and author of “Beyond Babel” and the artist will be present at the official opening. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will go to the VIVA China Children Foundation, which funds treatment for children with cancer
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Tracing the Brush: Transformed Text — Selected works from Ink Asia

20 Jan 2016 - 13 Feb 2016
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
To celebrate the inauguration of Ink Asia, Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present “Tracing the Brush: Transformed Text”, a curated selection of calligraphic works by Chu Chu, Fabienne Verdier, Fung Ming-chip, Gu Gan, Wang Dongling, Wang Tiande, Wei Ligang and Yang Jiechang. In choosing the theme for this new art fair, Director Daphne King Yao seeks to examine position of calligraphy in Chinese con ...
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Un/natural Photographs by Stephen King and Ming Thein

05 Dec 2015 - 09 Jan 2016
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present the gallery’s first photography exhibition “Un/natural”, a joint show featuring works by Ming Thein and Stephen King. This curated selection of works examines the tension and similarity between natural and unnatural elements. In seeking to demarcate the line between nature and what we create from nature, the photographers’ works blur these distinctions and si ...
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What Goes Around Goes Around — New Works by Yi Kai

02 Nov 2015 - 02 Dec 2015
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Gallery talk:
Interior and Exterior Landscape in a Global World
by artist and David Pagel, Art Critic for the LA Times and Lifetime Professor at Claremont Graduate University, California
Starts 4:30pm
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A LEGACY OF INK: LUI SHOU-KWAN 40 YEARS ON @ Alisan Fine Arts

02 Oct 2015 - 28 Oct 2015
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Selected works by Lui Shou-kwan and his students from the Hong Kong Arts Centre exhibition will be on display at the gallery from the 2nd of October till the 28th of October.

Intrinsically linked to the milieu of post-war Hong Kong art and culture, scholars have credited Lui Shou-kwan with the establishment of New Ink Painting Movement, “a movement that has had far-reaching influence on modern ...
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A LEGACY OF INK: LUI SHOU-KWAN 40 YEARS ON @ Hong Kong Arts Centre

23 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts proudly presents “A Legacy of Ink: Lui Shou-kwan 40 Years On” an exhibition of Lui Shou-kwan (1919-1975) to commemorate the 40th year since his untimely death. Intrinsically linked to the milieu of post-war Hong Kong art and culture, scholars have credited Lui Shou-kwan with the establishment of New Ink Painting Movement, “a movement that has had far-reaching influence on modern a ...
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A LEGACY OF INK: LUI SHOU-KWAN 40 YEARS ON — A NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS @ Alisan Fine Arts

14 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
To coincide with our exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Alisan Fine Arts will showcase works by the new generation of artists at our gallery from the 14-30th of September

We have selected eight artists from CUHK, where Lui Shou-kwan taught, the Hong Kong Arts Centre, and several new emerging artists. Included are, Cheuk Ka-wai, Cherie, Ho Kwun-ting, Hung Keung, Kassia Ko, Lau Hok-shing, C ...
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Abstraction — Calligraphic works by Yang Xiaojian and Shao Yan

17 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present “Abstraction” a joint exhibition of calligraphic works by Yang Xiaojian (b.1960, Shanxi) and Shao Yan (b. 1962, Shandong). The title alludes to both artists push towards abstraction within the Chinese calligraphic tradition. On display will be works that challenge our perception of what conventional Chinese calligraphy is, demonstrating how both artists syste ...
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Yang Jiechang: Good Morning Hong Kong

26 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
Hong Kong Central Library
Introduction
Returning to Hong Kong after his last major solo exhibition “Enlightened Blackness: Ink Paintings by Yang Jiechang” at the University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong in 2001, the new solo show “Good Morning Hong Kong” at the Hong Kong Central Library will feature his most recent works. Through this exhibition, Yang wishes to bring positivity to Hong Kong, because he believes “we li ...
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Early Works by Yang Jiechang: 100 Layers of Ink

08 Jun 2015 - 18 Jul 2015
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
As part of Le French May 2015, Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to announce its forthcoming solo exhibitions “Early Works by Yang Jiechang – 100 Layers of Ink” at the gallery and “Good Morning Hong Kong” at the Central Library Exhibition Gallery, showcasing recent works by Yang. Included on display at the library are his signature pieces, a video installation, and the never before exhibited monumental ...
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Yang Jiechang: 100 Layers of Ink + selected works from Good Morning Hong Kong

08 Jun 2015 - 15 Aug 2015
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to announce that after a successful exhibition at the Hong Kong Central Library, selected works from “Yang Jiechang: Good Morning Hong Kong” and “Early Works by Yang Jiechang – 100 Layers of Ink” will be displayed at the gallery until August 15th.
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As last night twinkle stars, As last night blows the breeze — Oil Paintings by Leng Hong

04 May 2015 - 04 Jun 2015
Introduction
Opening Ceremony officiated by
Mr. Arnaud Barthelemy
Consul General of France in Hong Kong & Macau

In the presence of the artist
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Wei's Ink Garden: Wei Ligang

07 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
Introduction
Opening Ceremony officiated by
Mr. Hans Michael Jebsen
Chairman of Jebsen & Co. Ltd
Chairman of Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong Friend’s Committee


Wei Ligang is considered one of the leaders in the modern Chinese calligraphy movement. Recognized for his contemporary abstract ink paintings that are rooted in ancient calligraphy, he has been able to transcend the old to create works that a ...
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Early Works by Wang Chuan

19 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
Introduction
Wang Chuan, outstanding artist of contemporary Chinese ink, has been experimenting with ink, merges calligraphic forms with abstract shapes since late 1980s. He plays one of the important roles to the contribution and the development of Chinese ink art after the Cultural Revolution. By combining classical Chinese styles with inspiration from the West, Wang shows how Chinese ink on rice paper can b ...
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Calligraphic Art by Gu Gan

26 Nov 2014 - 16 Jan 2015
Introduction
Gu Gan a pioneer in revolutionizing Chinese calligraphy into a contemporary art form is probably best known as the first Chinese artist to have created a wine label for Mouton Rothschild in 1996. He joins other international artists Chagall, Miro and Picasso, and with this honour. Rooted in the age-old Chinese tradition of calligraphy, his paintings vary from bold calligraphic strokes to fine line ...
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Beyond the Jade Terrace

27 Sep 2014 - 08 Nov 2014
Introduction
In the 6th Century A.D., the scholar-poet Xu Ling assembled an anthology of love poems entitled New Songs from a Jade Terrace, the title referencing the luxurious palace apartments in to which upper-class women were often relegated. Since then, "Jade Terrace" has served as an abstract literary reference to an ideal, eternal place where immortal women gather to enjoy aesthetic pleasures.
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The Ink Discipline — A series of rare original prints by Fabienne Verdier

10 May 2014 - 07 Jun 2014
Introduction
As part of French May Hong Kong 2014, Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to present a solo exhibition of well-known French abstract artist Fabienne Verdier. Born in France in the 1960’s and having studied in Sichuan, China for over ten years in the 1980’s, where she explored the beauty of traditional Chinese art, culture and philosophy, has given Verdier a unique perspective of the East and West; all t ...
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MOUNTAINSCAPES — New Ink Art by Wang Tiande

03 Apr 2014 - 03 May 2014
Introduction
For the first time, Alisan Fine Arts will be participating in “Asian Art HK” organized by Orientations Magazine. For this special event, we are honoured to present internationally acclaimed Shanghai artist, Wang Tiande.
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A Passion for Horses

15 Feb 2014 - 15 Mar 2014
Introduction
To celebrate the ‘Year of Horse’, Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Shanghai artist Wang Dalin. Highlights include 4 oil paintings and 12 sketches-all of horses-including a series of 4 sketches in red ink that were produced especially for this festive occasion. The overall effect is powerful. The horse symbolizes freedom, strength and power. It can also symbolize nobil ...
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Flights of Fancy — Landscapes by TC Lai

20 Nov 2013 - 31 Dec 2013
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to present Professor TC Lai’s forth solo exhibition with the gallery. Born in 1921 to a family of scholars, Lai is a renowned Hong Kong artist and scholar. Like true scholars before him, he has mastered poetry, calligraphy and painting, known as the “Three Perfections” in Chinese culture. He has published more than 35 books on Chinese culture and art, including Chin ...
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LUI Shou-kwan — ZEN INK ART

04 Oct 2013 - 07 Oct 2013
Introduction
LUI Shou-kwan (1919 Guangzhou, China – 1975 Hong Kong) is recognized as Hong Kong’s pioneer in the “New Ink Painting” movement. In the early years, he focused on literati ink painting and the highly refined court style, but later he strove to free himself from the rigidity of classical tradition. Through his persistent experimentation and dedication, as early as the 1950s he established a new stan ...
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Rhythms of Creation — Recent Works by Chinyee

24 Apr 2013 - 30 Apr 2013
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to present recent works by Chinyee, a Chinese abstract expressionist artist based in New York. Chinyee has had a long career of solo and group exhibitions in the US and Asia since 1965. Her bold and colourful yet graceful works were included in the 1997 renowned traveling exhibition “Asian Traditions Modern Expressions: Asian American Artist and Abstraction 1945 – 1970 ...
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Fang Zhaoling: Vigorous and Fresh Chinese Ink Painting

09 Oct 2012 - 10 Nov 2012
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts will host Fang Zhaoling’s solo exhibition at the FINE ART ASIA 2012 4-7 Oct (Private Preview 3 Oct) (Opening ceremony 4 Oct 5pm-7pm, officiated by Mrs Anson Chan, GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP, Former Chief Secretary for Administration HKSAR), and then at the gallery 9 Oct-10 Nov 2012. An exhibition catalogue will be published.

Internationally known artist Fang Zhaoling (1914-20 ...
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Chloe Ho’s First Solo Exhibition — “Do You Know Me? The Art of Chloe Ho”

27 Mar 2012 - 27 Apr 2012
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present Chloe Ho’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Ho, a young, up and coming Eurasian artist belongs to a new generation of talented artists born in the 1980’s. Although she was born in USA, she has spent most of her formative years in Hong Kong and considers it home. Having said that, she is aware of the arbitrariness of cultural biases and believes that good ...
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Exhibition by Two Chinese Artists: Chang Chieh, Chinyee

14 Jan 2012 - 11 Feb 2012
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is welcoming the year of the dragon with a show of brightly colored works by two Chinese artists, Chinyee and Chang Chieh. Both artists left China early in their careers and settled overseas. While remaining true to their Chinese heritage, their works are also influenced by the West in the use of medium resulting in paintings that are brilliant and energetic, full of vigor and vit ...
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Enchanted Seasons - New Works by Leng Hong

19 Nov 2011 - 17 Dec 2011
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
In celebrating our 30th anniversary, Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present “Enchanted Seasons” a solo exhibition by Shanghai artist Leng Hong. Around 20 of his most recent abstract landscapes from his “Blue Mountains, Green Water” series will be on display. This series revolves around the four seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter, with an emphasis on spring.

Leng Hong is one of the most im ...
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“Selected Asian Cultural Council Fellows: Then and Now” Works by Gao Xingjian, Wei Ligang, Wei Qingji, Zhang Jianjun

12 May 2011 - 17 Jun 2011
Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong
Introduction
To launch its 30th anniversary celebration, Alisan Fine Arts (AFA) will join forces with the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) on May 12 to present a special exhibition of works by four artists working in ink who have been supported by fellowships from the ACC for their first visits to the United States on programs of cultural exchange.
“Selected Asian Cultural Council Fellows: Then and Now”, Works by ...
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Hong Kong Master of Ink Art

06 Apr 2011 - 30 Apr 2011
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents Lui Shou-kwan’s solo exhibition. Ten paintings dated from 1963 – 1971 will be displayed, including his well-known “Zen painting” and “Zen lotus”, together with his Taiwan landscape and Hong Kong harbour scene.
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A Limited Collection of Antonio Mak Sculptures

19 Feb 2011 - 03 Mar 2011
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Antonio Mak 麥顯揚 (1951-1994 Hong Kong) was part of a new generation of local artists in the 1980s who were raised in Hong Kong and educated in the West, most did not feel burdened to integrate Chinese cultural elements into their work. Mak is noted for paradoxical themes, ambiguity and folly by deconstruction and recombination – sculptures of that kind will be on display until 3 March 2011. Featur ...
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Walasse Ting I Love Flowers All My Life

16 Nov 2010 - 31 Dec 2010
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present a major show of world-renowned Chinese New York-based artist Walasse Ting (1928 – 2010) at Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Pao Galleries 5/F, from 16 to 22 November 2010. The last time Ting held a solo exhibition at Hong Kong Arts Centre was in 1993, 17 years ago.

This upcoming exhibition will consist of 35 pieces of works in Chinese ink & acrylic on paper and C ...
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Gao Xingjian, The Nobel Laureate & painter, New works ink on canvas & on paper

16 Sep 2010 - 15 Oct 2010
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to present the exhibition of Chinese Paris-based artist, and 2000 Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian. This exhibition consists of 11 new works, including 4 pieces of Chinese ink on canvas, which were finished in 2010, and 7 pieces of Chinese ink on paper.
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New Ink Art

01 Apr 2010 - 31 May 2010
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents “New Ink Art” an exhibition of works by 7 International Chinese artists consisting a total of around 30 paintings, installations and sculptures dating from 1990s to current exploring the development of “New Ink Art”. These artists seek to re-interpret ink painting in non-conventional ways. The end result is an art form that is contemporary yet strongly rooted in traditio ...
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March Exhibition on Two International Chinese Artists:

01 Mar 2010 - 31 Mar 2010
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents an exhibition on two international Chinese artists: Chinyee and Hsiao Chin.

Chinyee青意 (born 1929 Nanjing, China), a Chinese New York-based female artist whose work combines both Eastern spirit and Western expression, has been esteemed by critics as “Lyrical Abstraction”. Her gestural and loose brushstrokes reflect both Asian brush techniques and years of careful study ...
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New Works by Luo Qi

05 Dec 2009 - 31 Dec 2009
Aberdeen Gallery
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts will be holding a second solo exhibition for Hangzhou abstract artist, Luo Qi at our new location in Aberdeen (Room 2305 Hing Wai Centre, No.7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong) from 5-31 December 2009. Our first show for Luo Qi was in 2006 as part of the French May Festival in Hong Kong. This new exhibition consists of 10 works, including 6 that are part of his most rece ...
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Selected Hong Kong Artists

29 Jul 2009 - 18 Aug 2009
Introduction
During 2009 summer, Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present “Selected Hong Kong Artists”, in two consecutive shows. Over 50 artworks will be displayed: Chinese ink paintings, calligraphy works, oil paintings and sculptures. Amongst the artists exhibited, the shows will include the New Ink Art leader, Lui Shou-kwan and his followers, Wucius Wong, Pat Hui, Kan Tai-keung and Leung Kui-ting. Also inclu ...
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Ding Yi | Shen Fan | Yang Jiechang

13 Jun 2009 - 25 Jul 2009
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present a group exhibition of three Chinese avant-guard ink painters -- Ding Yi, Shen Fan (both from Shanghai) and Yang Jiechang (Paris-based). This exhibition consists of 18 abstract artworks spanning 1990-2005. Executed in Chinese ink or oil on paper, acrylic or oil on canvas, the works reveal different ways in which the artists express ‘new ink art’.
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Celebrating Zao Wou-ki

13 May 2009 - 06 Jun 2009
Introduction
Zao Wou-ki, the world-famous Chinese-French artist living in Paris since 1948, has had an endless flow of solo exhibitions punctuated with numerous retrospectives.
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Contemporary Calligraphy: New Works by Wei Ligang & Yang Xiaojian

16 Mar 2009 - 18 Apr 2009
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present a group exhibition of two Chinese contemporary calligraphers--Wei Ligang and Yang Xiaojian.

Yang Xiaojian
Born in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in 1960, Yang is now living in Shanghai. For many years, Yang Xiaojian did traditional calligraphic paintings, a practice through which the artist could less and less express his passion. From the 90s until 2004, his ...
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Scenic Sensibilities

01 Feb 2009 - 28 Feb 2009
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present Scenic Sensibilities, an exhibition of Chinese ink and colour on paper by 6 artists: Koo Mei (Hong Kong), Chang Chieh (Taiwan), Chu Ko (Taiwan), Lo Ch’ing (Taiwan), Bo Yun (Beijing), and Lee Chue Shuek (Hong Kong), six totally different unique and modern styles of landscape paintings.

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I Am in It - Contemporary Chinese Art Expressions

09 Dec 2008 - 20 Jan 2009
Prince Building
Introduction
With the special collaboration of Dr. Zhang Yiguo, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Executive Professor and Curator of Asian Art, Alisan Fine Arts is delighted to present I Am in It: Contemporary Chinese Art Expressions. The exhibition was first shown at Florida Gulf Coast University last January. The four participating artists are Shao Yan (b.1962 Shandong), Pu Lieping (b.1959 Sichuan), Lan Zhengh ...
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Chinyee, Gao Xingjian, Pat Hui & Wucius Wong.

01 Sep 2008 - 31 Oct 2008
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present a group exhibition of four contemporary ink artists--Chinyee, Gao Xingjian, Pat Hui & Wucius Wong.

Chinyee
Based in New York, Chinyee was born in 1929 in Nanjing, China, Chinyee was involved in the arts at an early age, and was rewarded a 4-year scholarship in 1947 to study fine arts at Mt. St. Vincent University, N.Y. followed by her receiving a Med from ...
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New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond

22 Aug 2008 - 26 Oct 2008
Introduction
Alice King, director of Alisan Fine Arts cooperates with Hong Kong Museum of Art to present the “New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond”, as an important exhibition in the “Hong Kong Art: Open Dialogue” exhibition series running from 2008 to 2009.
This ink art exhibition aims to explore the different facets and current development of the art through a display of ink paintings from local artists in c ...
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Abstracted Visions

01 Jul 2008 - 31 Jul 2008
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present "Abstracted Visions", a group exhibition of two Chinese contemporary ink artists--Wang Chuan and Jiang Dahai.

Wang Chuan
Born in 1953 in Chengdu, China, Wang began painting during the Cultural Revolution. After entering the Sichuan Art Academy in Chongqing in 1978, he studied traditional Chinese painting and also worked with oil in the Social Realist styl ...
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New Works by Gao Xingjian 2007-2008

22 May 2008 - 11 Jun 2008
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present the gallery’s fifth solo exhibition for Gao Xingjian. Coinciding with the Gao Xingjian Arts Festival organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts is joining once again in celebrating Le French May Festival 2008 by presenting 25 new ink works by Gao Xingjian that span from 2007-2008.

Catalogue available

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Walasse Ting 10th Exhibition

01 Apr 2008 - 31 May 2008
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to present its tenth exhibition of the world-renowned artist Walasse Ting. The exhibition will display 25 artworks. Alongside the artist’s noted vibrant colours, his black and white work on rice paper will also be exhibited. Both are equally appreciated by connoisseurs and collected by major museums around the world.
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Women Artists

01 Mar 2008 - 31 Mar 2008
Prince Building
Introduction
In celebration of International Women’s Week Alisan Fine Arts will be presenting the works of 7 Chinese women artist during the month of March.

These artists include artists Tseng Yu-ho, Chinyee and Hoo Mojong and Mary Chuang who having left China in the late 1940’s and 1950’s belong to the Chinese Diaspora. Other artists include Hong Kong artists Pat Hui and Man Fung- yi as well as mainland C ...
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A Lyrical Journey, Chinyee's 50 Year Retrospective

18 Dec 2007 - 12 Jan 2008
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts co-presents the exhibition A Lyrical Journey, Chinyee's 50 Year Retrospective with Shanghai Art Museum. Chinyee is a Chinese New York-based female artist whose work has been esteemed by critics as "Lyrical Abstraction". The exhibition will be held at the prestigious Shanghai Art Museum, China from 28 November – 9 December, 2007, and then continues to Alisan Fine Arts in Hong Kong. ...
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2007 November-December Celebrating the 20th Year at Prince's Bldg

01 Nov 2007 - 31 Dec 2007
Introduction
Alisan Fine arts was established in 1981 as one of the first professionally-run galleries in Hong Kong to promote Chinese Diaspora artists. In 1987, the gallery moved into the Prince’s Building with the first exhibition shown in the new space being “The Selected Works by Lui Shou-kwan (1919 – 1975)”. Since then, the gallery has organised more than 100 shows for international Chinese artists, artis ...
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One Hundred Layers of Ink - Yang Jiechang & Recent Works of Wei Ligang

01 Oct 2007 - 31 Oct 2007
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present a group exhibition of two Chinese contemporary ink artists--Yang Jiechang and Wei Ligang.

Yang Jiechang is a Chinese born, Paris resident who successfully breaks through traditional constraints using ink. Born in 1956 in Foshan, Guangdong Province, Yang Jiechang studied art and Taoism in Guangzhou before moving to Paris in 1989. Taoism has deeply influenc ...
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Summer Festival of New Ink Art

01 Jul 2007 - 31 Aug 2007
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present the ‘Summer Festival of New Ink Art’, an exhibition of abstract Chinese ink paintings during the months of July and August. The exhibition explores the new trend of ink art development from Mainland China and overseas.
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Paintings on Chinese Nautical Charts, New Works by Richard Texier

23 May 2007 - 23 Jun 2007
315 Prince's Building,
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts celebrates this year’s French May with French contemporary surrealist artist Richard Texier’s first exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition features 17 new works in ink and colour on original Chinese naval charts of the China seas from the 1970s mounted on canvas. Texier has had a lifelong passion for the ocean and the universe. The works in this exhibition depict sinuous and surr ...
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Landscape Transformations

13 Apr 2007 - 05 May 2007
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts will be holding a second solo exhibition for Wang Tiande, the innovative Chinese avant-garde ink painter and scholar from Shanghai. The exhibition consists of 29 Chinese clothes in silk with ink and burn marks.
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Floating Reeds:An Installation by Ming Fay

01 Feb 2007 - 18 Apr 2007
Prince Building
Introduction
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New Works by Wei Ligang

09 Dec 2006 - 31 Dec 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Wei Ligang, one of the most significant artists of the postmodern calligraphy movement in China during the last 20 years, attempts to transform Chinese calligraphy into contemporary abstract ink painting. In 2005, as a fellowship grantee from Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong, Wei travelled to New York to do research on recent developments in contemporary art. Since the1980s, he has exhibited in N ...
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Fish & Chao Chung-hsiang

05 Nov 2006 - 30 Nov 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts proudly present "Fish & Chao Chung-hsiang".
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Calligraphy-Painting, Luo Qi

10 Oct 2006 - 31 Oct 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents "Calligraphy-Painting, Luo Qi". This is the fourth in a series of exhibitions related to calligraphy that Alisan Fine Arts has been presenting since the beginning of this year, in which we have attempted to trace the development of calligraphy from the traditional to the modern to the avant-garde. Through this series of exhibitions we have introduced artist such as Fung ...
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State of Transition: Contemporary Paintings from Shanghai Revisited

15 Aug 2006 - 21 Sep 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts was the first professional gallery to stage an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art in Hong Kong in 1987. The exhibition “State of Transition, Contemporary Painting from Shanghai” featuring 14 Shanghai artists was presented at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Among these artists, Liu Jian was then only 26 while Chen Jialing, the oldest was 50. We are happy to announce that starting f ...
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Kong Baiji: Modern Master Innovations In Oil on Rice Paper

23 Jun 2006 - 22 Jul 2006
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present New York-based Shanghai artist Kong Baiji's recent work, an exhibition displaying 30 works of "Oil on Rice Paper"with various genres including, landscape, still life, portrait, and Bodhisattvas.
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Painting & Calligraphy - New Visions Recent: Work by Jiang Dahai

19 May 2006 - 10 Jun 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts proudly presents News Visions, Recent Work by Jiang Dahai, his first exhibition in HK. It is an honour for us to be part of the French May. In fact, we have been partner with the French May since its inception 14 years ago in 1993. And all these years we have introduced to the Hong Kong public many Chinese artists living in France. Some of them are Zao Wou-ki, Chu Teh-chun, Gao Xi ...
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Recent Work by Chinyee

10 Apr 2006 - 06 May 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is honored to present “Recent Work by Chinyee,” a Chinese New York- based female artist whose work has been esteemed by critics as “Lyrical Abstraction.” The exhibition features around 15 of her recent work, including oil paintings, watercolor, and collage. Her colors are playful, yet controlled, with compounding layers of meaning referencing to the Eastern concept of “nothingness ...
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Painterly Calligraphy, John Way

16 Mar 2006 - 08 Apr 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present “Painterly Calligraphy, John Way,” from 16 Mar to 8 April 2006, featuring around 15 paintings by John Way, a Shanghai-born (1921) San Francisco-based artist, dated from 1974 to 1998. His exhibition of calligraphy and oil painting will be at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii, USA from May 4 to July 2.

John Way’s painting language is benefited from tradi ...
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Recent Work, Fung Ming Chip

10 Feb 2006 - 28 Feb 2006
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present “Recent Work, Fung Ming Chip” from the 10th to the 28th of February as a fringe program of the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005-06. This exhibition displays more than 20 of Fung’s works, including four from the most recent airplane landscape series.

Calligraphy is an Art unique to China and is gradually increasing in exposure and popularity. A recent ...
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Hon Chi-fun: A Hong Kong Icon

07 Jul 2005 - 28 Jul 2005
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts proudly presents "HK Icon: Hon Chi-fun". This exhibition includes of Hon's 30 works in oil on canvas & acrylic on canvas from 1950's to 2005. Hon (b. 1922 Hong Kong) is one of Hong Kong's great masters who still playing an active part in art scene.
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French May: Encre/Chine: Ink Paintings by Jean Degottex, Gao Xingjian and T’ang Haywen

20 May 2005 - 26 Jun 2005
Introduction
As part of French May this year, Alisan Fine Arts is presenting an exhibition with an “East-West” theme featuring two French-Chinese artists, T’ang Haywen (1927-1991), Nobel Laureate for Literature, Gao Xingjian (b. 1940), and a French artist, Jean Degottex (1918-1988). T’ang and Gao both explore the power of Chinese ink on rice paper, bringing to mind the abstraction of the West; while Degottex’s ...
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Poetry/Caliigraphy/Painting, Wucius Wong & Pat Hui

03 Mar 2005 - 24 Mar 2005
Prince Building
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is organising an exhibition of "Poetry/Caliigraphy/Painting, Wucius Wong & Pat Hui" from 3 March - 20 March, 2005.

The famous Hong Kong artists, Wucius Wong & Pat Hui were both students of Lui Shou Kwan (1919-1975) from 1950's to 1960's, and have shared a common interest in poetry, calligraphy and painting since they met 43 years ago. It is a delight to witness their collabo ...
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Gao Xingjian: Contemplating an Inner Vision

16 Mar 2004 - 27 Mar 2004
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to present Gao Xingjian’s first solo exhibition in New York City since he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Held at Artemis Fine Arts, New York, the exhibition will showcase 29 paintings created between 2001 and 2003.

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Chao Chung-hsiang Travelling Exhibition 2004

04 Mar 2004 - 26 Oct 2004
Introduction
From March to October 2004, Alisan Fine Arts presents a travelling exhibition of paintings by Chao Chung-hsiang(1910-1991). The destinations includ Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Paris and Hong Kong. The exhibitions consist of over 80 works by Chao painted from the mid 1950s to the late 1980s and catalogues are being produced. This will be Chao's first show in Beijing.
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Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Hong Kong Art 2004

15 Jan 2004 - 07 Feb 2004
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Hong Kong Art 2004, featuring Hong Kong artists Fang Zhaoling, Ha Bik-chuen, Hung Hoi, Kan Tai-keung, Kwok Man-ho, Leung Kui-ting, Lui Shou-kwan, Tien Chi and Wucius Wong. Their contemporary ink paintings reinterpret the Chinese painting traditions and updated this ancient art form in ways that connect with the modern world. This exhi ...
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Tseng Yuho- A Visual Symphony of Form, Line & Dot

18 Nov 2003 - 13 Dec 2003
Introduction
During the months of November and December, Alisan Fine Arts will be showing twenty-six paintings by Tseng Yuho, in its first exhibition for this internationally acclaimed artist, distinguished scholar and educator, that have come from her 2002 retrospective at the National Museum of History in Taipei.
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Watercolours by Zao Wou-ki

19 Sep 2003 - 11 Oct 2003
Introduction
During the months of September and October, Alisan Fine Arts is delighted to be showing the watercolours and some early oil paintings by Zao Wou-ki.
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Ink for the 21st Century

04 Apr 2003 - 26 Apr 2003
Introduction
In the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong for this exciting young ink painter and scholar, Alisan Fine Arts will be showing twenty-eight paintings by Wang Tiande.
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New Works by Gao Xingjian

03 Oct 2002 - 29 Oct 2002
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present the gallery’s third solo exhibition for Gao Xingjian presenting 19 paintings created between 1998 and 2001.

“Public awareness of the extent of Gao’s artistic talent has soared since the Nobel Prize was conferred on him in 2000, and there has been a corresponding surge of popularity for his painting. But Gao remains essentially unaffected; a solitary figure ...
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Celebrating the Year of the Horse

15 Mar 2002 - 15 Apr 2002
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to present the solo exhibition of the world-renowned artist Walasse Ting. Ting’s famous subjects: alluring ladies, bright pink flowers, yellow birds, colourful fish, cats, gorses, and florescent green landscape, reflect his joy of life, love and beauty.
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The Black and White World of Walasse Ting

28 Apr 2001 - 25 May 2001
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is again showing recent paintings by the internationally acclaimed artist, Walasse Ting. This is the eighth exhibition for Ting since the gallery started representing him in 1986. The artist will be present at the opening.

Less well-known, but equally appreciated by connoisseurs, are his exuberant works in black acrylic on rice paper. Without his usual colour to distract the e ...
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Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Hong Kong Artists 2001

18 Dec 2000 - 20 Feb 2001
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts is proud to exhibit paintings by local Hong Kong artists in “Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Hong Kong Artists 2001”. Coinciding with the 2000 exhibition of contemporary art at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, this show features works by Chui Tze-hung, Fang Zhaoling, Ha Bik-chuen, Kan Tai-keung, Leung Kui-ting, Lui Chun-kwong, Lui Shou-kwan and Wucius Wong.

The artists have either left ...
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Chao Chung-hsiang:His Singular Legacy

26 Nov 1999 - 07 Jan 2000
Introduction
To usher in the new millennium, Alisan Fine Arts is staging an exhibition of this renowned Chinese artist who lived in New York from the mid-1950's through the 1980's. This exhibition of 80 to 10 paintings was the inaugural exhibit for the Zhejiang Westlake Art Museum(part of the Zhejiang Provincial Museum). The new building is dedicated to Western modern art. This is the fifth major exhibition th ...
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His Utopian World

17 Oct 1998 - 06 Nov 1998
Introduction
In October, Alisan Fine Arts will once again present the latest works of internationally acclaimed artist, Walasse Ting. The works displayed will also include a selection of paintings published in his latest book, “A Very Hot Day” which was printed for his show last year at the Shanghai Art Museum. Walasse Ting will be coming to Hong Kong especially for the opening.
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Gao Xingjian: Recent Works

27 Jul 1998 - 22 Aug 1998
Introduction
To coincide with Gao Xingjian’s visit as a guest lecturer in the Youth Literary Arts Camps at the University of Science and Technology, Alisan Fine Arts will be presenting 20 recent paintings by Gao. He last exhibited at Alisan Fine Arts in September, 1996.
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The Art of Enlightened Pleasure

17 Nov 1997 - 06 Dec 1997
Introduction
In conjunction with the publication of Chao Chung Hsiang's second major catalogue, Alisan Fine Arts is staging an exhibition of this renown Chinese artist who lived in New York from the mid 1950's to 1980's. This is the fourth major exhibition the gallery will be holding for Chao since 1985.
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The Chinese Root: Works By Mainland and Overseas Chinese Artists

08 Jul 1997 - 22 Jul 1997
Introduction
From July 8 to 21, 1997, Alisan Fine Arts presents in Shanghai, jointly with, and at the Shanghai Art Museum an exhibition of a 102 Chinese paintings. The 55 Hong Kong and overseas Chinese art pieces are offering by Alisan Fine Arts, while the 47 oil and ink paintings of Mainland Chinese artists are from the Museum collection. This exhibition aims at taking overseas artists from different geograph ...
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Walasse Ting

06 Jun 1997 - 27 Jun 1997
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents the latest works of internationally acclaimed artist, Walasse Ting. Ting’s vibrant colours and carefree brush strokes of bright pink flowers, yellow birds, florescent green landscapes and alluring women are enjoyed by collectors and museums worldwide. Prior to coming to Hong Kong, Ting’s paintings will be exhibited for the first time in China at the Shanghai Art Museum, M ...
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Gao Xingjian

16 Sep 1996 - 05 Oct 1996
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents Gao Xingjian’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
The exhibition is to be opened by Mr. Philippe M. Reliquet, Cultural Attache of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau and Mr. T. T. Tsui, Chairman of The New China Hong Kong Group Ltd and CNT Group Ltd.
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Zao Wou-ki

04 May 1996 - 24 May 1996
Introduction
The second exhibition after Alisan Fine Arts represents Zao Wou-ki's artworks. Alisan Fine Arts was one of the first galleries in Hong Kong to exhibit Zao Wou-ki’s works on canvas and paper, and began representing him in 1993.
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Lui Shou-kwan and His School (In commemoration, 20 years later)

26 Sep 1995 - 14 Oct 1995
Introduction
This exhibition is devoted to the late Lui Shou-kwan and the important role he played in the arts in Hong Kong in the 60s and 70s. Since 1984 Alisan Fine Arts has been the only gallery to represent this major artist. The show celebrates the 20th anniversary of his death. It will include 30 of his major works showing the development of his style – from semi-abstract landscapes to his famous pure “Z ...
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Wonders of Chinese Abstraction

06 Apr 1995 - 29 Apr 1995
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts collected 11 artists to present a visual feast of Chinese Abstract Art. They are Chao Chuang-hsiang, Chu Teh-chun, Chu Ko, Chuang Che, Hon Chi-fun, Hsiao Chin, Huang Rui, Liu Jian, Wang Chuan, and Zao Wou-ki.
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The Mystery of Absence

14 Mar 1995 - 31 Mar 1995
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents Xu Lei’s solo exhibition “The Mystery of Absence”, featuring 24 of the artist’s latest works. Xu Lei’s paintings, with their exquisite details, their extremely refined colours, bring back to us the China of the old days, making us feel nostalgic for a time gone for ever. The space in paintings has been described as “A stage. Or a photographic studio. Rich curtains isolat ...
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The Magical World of Walasse Ting

22 Oct 1993 - 06 Nov 1993
Introduction
“The Magical World of Walasse Ting” is the third solo exhibition of Walasse Ting organised by Alisan Fine Arts. It is shown simultaneously at Hong Kong Arts Centre, from October 22 – 31, and at Alisan Fine Arts through November 6.
A preview of the exhibition takes place in the Pao Galleries, 5/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, on October 22, 1993.
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Recent Works

05 May 1993 - 19 Jun 1993
Introduction
During the months of May and June, 1993, Alisan Fine Asts will proudly present Zao Wou-ki's first exhibition since his retrospective in 1982 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. This will be Zao's first ever solo exhibition in Hong Kong. On show will be 15 of his lyrical abstraction painting done in the last few years.
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Between Two Cultures: The Paintings of Chao Chung-hsiang

02 Oct 1992 - 09 Oct 1992
Introduction
During the month of October, Alisan Fine Arts Ltd presents a major exhibition of painting by Chao Chung-hsiang. Occurring at two separate sites during overlapping weeks, the exhibition shows over 70 works by Chao--a Chinese artist who straddled, bridged, and sometimes slipped between East and West.
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Cui Zifan: Master of the Unbridled Brush

10 Mar 1992 - 24 Mar 1992
Introduction
Cui Zi fan, the well-known master of modern Chinese painting whose spontaneous style and versatility has been likened to that of Qibaishi, will be showing at Alisan Fine Arts during the month of March, 1992.
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The Enchanting World of Walasse Ting

13 Jun 1991 - 04 Jul 1991
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents “The Enchanting World of Walasse Ting”. More than 30 of Ting’s recent works painted in the Netherlands, New York and Brazil will be exhibited.

Meet the artist at the opening of his exhibition on June 12, 1991.
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Selected works by Lui Shou-kwan

04 Mar 1988 - 19 Mar 1988
Introduction
To mark the opening of its new premises at 315 Prince’s Building, Alisan Fine Arts will be organizing an exhibition of Chinese paintings by Hong Kong’s prominent avant-garde artist Lui Shou-kwan from March 4 – 19, 1988. Exhibition will include about 30 works ranging from his early wen-ren (literati) style to the abstract paintings of his final period.
This is the second exhibition of Lui Shou-kwa ...
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Rice Paper Painting by Walasse Ting

07 Nov 1986 - 29 Nov 1986
Introduction
Alisan Fine Arts presents Walasse Ting’s new exhibition “Rice Paper Painting”.
Born in Shanghai in 1929, Walasse Ting studied at the Shanghai Art Academy before he left for Paris at 19 in 1948. In a career spanning over 45 years, he has had more than 40 solo exhibitions in major art galleries and museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Israel Nation ...
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Recent Works by Ha Bik-chuen

07 Oct 1986 - 21 Oct 1986
Introduction
During the month of October in 1986, Alisan Fine Arts will present you a Hong Kong artist, Ha Bik-chuen of her recent work 
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Paintings by Lui Shou-kwan

21 Nov 1984 - 10 Dec 1984
Introduction
An exhibition of selected works by Lui Shou-kwan will be held by Alisan Fine Arts at the Société Générale, 2nd floor Gloucester Tower, The Landmark from 20th November to 10th December 1984. On display are representative works from different periods of the artist’s life, reflecting the evolution of his style through persistent experimentation. In the development from a traditional wen-ren (literati ...
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