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MUSINGS: THE LETTERS OF LIU HAISU AND LIU KANG

The Liu Kang Annual Lecture continues to present new research that spotlights a pioneering period of Singapore art.

In its third instalment, this year’s lecture explores Liu Kang’s influences and connections. By exploring letters and correspondences between Liu Kang and his lifelong friend and mentor Liu Haisu, it explores the artists’ beliefs, practices and relationship. It also discusses the wider connections between Singapore artists and the Shanghai literati during this formative period for Singapore art. These letters were published in late 2018 by the Liu Haisu Museum in Shanghai.

This year’s lecture is delivered by Dr Wang Xin, previously Vice Dean of the Department of Research at the Liu Haisu Museum and currently Dean of the Research and Collection Department at the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy.

This lecture will be delivered in Mandarin with simultaneous English translation.

鱼雁往来——刘海粟与刘抗书信里的艺术世界

刘海粟,中国新美术运动的拓荒者,现代美术教育的奠基人,上海美专的创办者。刘抗,新加坡现代艺术的创立者,曾就读和执教于上海美专,陪刘海粟同游欧洲,与刘海粟数十载师友情缘,被其师誉为“南天一柱”。自1929年刘海粟第一次欧游,在巴黎与刘抗、陈人浩、傅雷结伴同行,参观博物馆,拜访艺术名流,游览各地名胜之始,刘海粟与昔日上海美专的学生,此时正在法国留学的刘抗、陈人浩之间缔结了更为炽热亲近的师友情谊。与傅雷一见如故,结为莫逆,而后抵牾重生,难解心结。1931年,刘海粟先行结束游学回到上海,重理美专事务。从此无论是同在美专任职还是抗战爆发刘抗远走南洋,几十年间,师生的情谊互通靠往来鱼雁维系,艰难时世中从未间断。近两年来,新加坡刘抗家庭陆续整理出刘海粟刘抗间大量的往来书信,从1930年代到1980年代跨越半个世纪。书信所及内容包括刘海粟邀请刘抗来母校执教,探讨绘画艺术,困难时期刘海粟请刘抗代为鬻画补贴生活,同上黄山写生种种。信中的内容事无巨细,拉拉杂杂,三言两语间谈及了人和事的细节,这些记录不经意地成为历史的注脚。




ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Wang Xin (b. 1976) lives and works in Shanghai. With a Doctorate in Art History, she was previously the Vice Dean of the Department of Research at the Liu Haisu Museum and currently Dean of the Research and Collection Department at the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy. She specialises in research on Modern Chinese art history and Shanghai visual culture and has curated many highly-regarded exhibitions in Shanghai.

王欣,1976年出生,工作居住于上海。艺术史博士。现上海中国画院学术典藏部主任,曾任刘海粟美术馆学术部主任。研究方向,中国近现代艺术史和上海视觉文化研究。负责的摄影项目有:《艺气风发——来自刘海粟和刘抗的相册》摄影展及出版,《来自上海——摄影现代性检证》展览及出版,《逝影流光——张才摄影展》展览及出版,《上海祭忆1980s——七位摄影师的影像记录》展览及出版,《上海之像1990s》摄影展、出版及论坛。策展《2013上海青年美术大展青年摄影单元》。致力于刘海粟和上海美专的历史影像研究,负责出版项目《他们如何接纳摄影——刘海粟美术馆与摄影》。




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Date & Time: Saturday 27 April 2019, 3pm
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, City Hall Wing, Level B1




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