Guangdong Museum of Art presents "Peng Wei: Feminine Space" featuring nearly 60 works

TEXT:CAFA ART INFO    DATE: 2020.7.7

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"I don't think I'm a 'feminist' as described in books, but I do realize that I need to speak out. As a woman, I wish people to develop empathy with my works." 

—Peng Wei

"Peng Wei: Feminine Space" was curated by Wu Hung, an internationally-noted art historian and professor at the University of Chicago. The show brings together nearly 60 works from "Seven Nights", "Hi-Ne-Ni", "Old Tales Retold", "Paragons of Feminine Virtue", and several other series that Peng has created recently. Through the careful layout of the exhibition space, the show aims to bring viewers into the multi-layered, multi-dimensional, and multi-sensory work of contemporary ink that Peng Wei has shaped using artworks that take a range of forms.

Peng Wei, Old Tales Retold, 2019; Ink on paper, 160x5000cm.jpg

Peng Wei, Old Tales Retold, 2019; Ink on paper, 160x5000cm

Peng Wei was born in Chengdu and currently she lives and works in Beijing. She graduated from Nankai University, obtaining a master’s degree in philosophy. She is a famous Chinese contemporary ink artist. Peng’s work has been collected by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Brooklyn Museum, M+, the National Art Museum of China,the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Guangdong Museum of Art, the He Xiangning Art Museum, the Beijing Fine Art Academy Museum, the Sigg Collection, and the DSL Collection.

Peng Wei, Seven Nights, The First Night, 2018; Ink on jute paper, 175x170cm.jpg

Peng Wei, Seven Nights, The First Night, 2018; Ink on jute paper, 175x170cm

About the exhibition

Peng Wei: Feminine Space

Dates: 2020.07.08-07.29

Venue: Galleries 5,6, Guangdong Museum of Art

Organizer: Guangdong Museum of Art

Supported by TKG Foundation for Arts & Culture

Curator: WU Hung

Exhibition Director: WANG Shaoqiang

Courtesy of the artist and TKG Foundation for Arts & Culture, for further information please visit www.gdmoa.org.