30 September 2018
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 3
Sunday, 30September, 4.30pm to 6pm
Panel Discussion: The art and legacy of Lui Shou-kwan
Lawrence Chu, Collector
Leung Kui Ting, Artist and former student of Lui Shou-kwan
Raymond Tang, Curator (Hong Kong Art), Hong Kong Museum of Art
Josh Yiu, Director, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Moderator: Carmen Shek Cerne, Specialist Head of Sale, Chinese Paintings Department (Chinese Contemporary Ink), Christie’s Hong Kong
The panel will discuss the continuing impact and legacy of Lui Shou-kwan within the contemporary art world.
Lawrence Chu is an entrepreneur, art collector, and the Founder and Chairman of BlackPine Group. He serves on many committees in finance, art and education, including the Hong Kong United Youth Association, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association serving on the Venture Committee, as well as Chinese International School as the Chairman of the Finance and Development Committee. Lawrence is a member of the Tate’s Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee, a Patron of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Council in Beijing, as well as governor of the Smart Museum Board of Governors at the University of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Economics.
Leung Kui Ting
Born in Guangzhou, Leung Kui Ting moved to Hong Kong at the age of 3. At 19, he began his studies in painting under Lui Shou-kwan. He later took graphic design classes with Wucius Wong. Leung has experimented with multiple media and techniques since the 1960s, including ink, oil, woodcut, sculpture and graphic design. He has focused on painting with ink since the mid-1980s. Influenced by his background in design, Leung focuses on the structural elements and compositions of his works. In his ink paintings, he combines traditional brushwork with geometric lines and shapes. In his recent oeuvre, Leung assimilates the technological vocabulary of the digital age into his landscapes to create a distinct artistic language.Leung Kui Ting’s work have been collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; Museu Luis de Camoes, Macau; Singapore National Gallery; and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University.
Carmen Shek Cerne
Carmen Shek Cerne is Specialist in the Chinese Paintings Department in Christie’s Hong Kong and Head of Sale for Chinese Contemporary Ink. She joined Christie’s in 2009 and in 2013 curated Beyond Tradition, Christie’s first exhibition devoted to Chinese contemporary ink paintings, which travelled to New York and Hong Kong. In 2014, she launched the twice-yearly auction for the category. Carmen works closely with collectors worldwide to assemble and manage their collection of Chinese paintings. She focuses on client advisory and business getting in Hong Kong and overseas, as well as catalogue and exhibition planning.Prior to joining Christie’s, Carmen was Assistant Curator at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. She was educated in Hong Kong, Italy and the UK, and holds a BA in Ancient History and Social Anthropology from University College London.
Dr. Raymond Tang is currently Curator (Hong Kong Art) at the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Curators Association. He received his PhD degree in Chinese art history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006. He also gained a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies (The University of Sydney & HKU, SPACE) in 2002. His research interests include Ming, Qing and 20th century Chinese painting and calligraphy, Guangdong paintings and calligraphy, and Hong Kong art. The most recent exhibitions he has organized are Ming and Qing Chinese Arts from the C.P. Lin Collection, Maritime Porcelain Road: Relics from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Museums, The Legacy of Liangzhu Culture: Neolithic Relics from the Zhejiang Provincial Museum and In Search of Zen: The Art of Lui Shou-kwan. In the past two years, he has led his team to implement the Jockey Club ‘Museum of Art on Wheels!’ Outreach Learning Programme.
Prof. Josh Yiu is the Director of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his BA in Art History from the University of Chicago, and completed his doctorate at Oxford University. From 2006 to 2013, he served as the Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum. At The Chinese University of Hong Kong, he has curated and supervised over twenty special exhibitions. A specialist in late imperial and modern Chinese art, his book publications include A Fuller View of China: Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum and Two Masters, Two Generations, and One Vision for Modern Chinese Painting: Paintings by Gao Jianfu and Lui Shou-kwan in The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford.