Friday, March 17
Tour 10:30–11:30am, followed by a coffee/tea reception
Join the Hunter College Art Galleries during Asia Week NY for a morning tour and reception of C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction. Led by exhibition co-curator Daniel M. Greenberg, this walkthrough will introduce viewers to the life and art of C.C. Wang (1907-2003). Born to a family of scholar-officials at the twilight of the Qing dynasty, Wang mastered the traditional ink and brush techniques in Republican Shanghai and immigrated to New York City in 1949. Although he is well known for his discerning connoisseurial eye and world class collection of classical Chinese art, Wang’s own artistic practice has long been overlooked. In this walkthrough, we will explore how Wang built upon both his deep knowledge of Chinese painting and the artistic climate in postwar New York to create distinctly cross-cultural works of modern American art.
Curated by Wen-shing Chou and Daniel M. Greenberg with Hans Hofmann Graduate Curatorial Fellow Margaret Liu Clinton.
C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction was developed through a two-semester curatorial seminar at Hunter College led by Professor Wen-shing Chou with M.A. Art History students Thais Bignardi-Engstrom, Carolyn Bishop, Rawls Bolton, Jeremy Gloster, Sophie Kaufman, Emerald Lucas, Lindsey Poremba, and Mia Ye.
C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction is made possible by the generous support of the James Howell Foundation, the Leubsdorf Fund, the Wolf Kahn Foundation and Emily Mason and Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation on behalf of artists Emily Mason and Wolf Kahn, and the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust.