張頌仁收藏重要中國當代藝術品上拍 | MASTERWORKS FROM THE JOHNSON CHANG COLLECTION

中國前衛藝術於1990年代出現,同步於世界藝術舞台崛起,代表著中國藝術創中國前衛藝術於1990年代出現,同步於世界藝術舞台崛起,代表著中國藝術創作和思想發展的重要時期;而張頌仁在開拓中國當代藝術的重大貢獻,更在藝術史寫下重要一章。

The advent of the 1990s Chinese avant-garde, and its simultaneous emergence onto the global art stage, marked a pivotal point in the evolution of artistic creation and thought in the nation.

張頌仁是香港知名藝術策展人、評論家及鑑賞家,亦是把中國當代藝術帶到國際藝壇的重要推手,成就卓著。

Johnson Chang’s pioneering efforts in championing the genre trailblazed a monumental legacy within this chapter of history.

今年秋季,香港蘇富比當代藝術拍賣將呈獻「先鋒經典:張頌仁睿藏」,帶來張氏珍藏的14件重要作品。拍賣由張曉剛的三聯屏鉅作《黑色三部曲:驚恐、沈思、憂鬱》領銜,這是作品自九十年代初以來首度完整曝光及上拍。其他亮點包括曾梵志、劉煒、方力鈞及余友涵等中國當代藝術大師的早期標誌性作品,所有作品自創作以來一直保存於張頌仁的私人珍藏。上拍的作品來源顯赫,歷史意義非凡,見證中國在1990年代初至2000年代期間,經歷美學風格與文化思潮巨大演變的關鍵時刻。

This Autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong is going to present “The First Avant-Garde: Masterworks from the Johnson Chang Collection”. The selection of 14 Chinese Contemporary artworks hail from the private collection of Johnson Chang, the eminent Hong Kong curator, critic and connoisseur, who is widely regarded for his groundbreaking efforts in placing the Chinese Contemporary art genre onto the international stage.

The prestigious selection is led by Zhang Xiaogang’s monumental triptych The Dark Trilogy: Fear, Meditation, Sorrow, which will be presented and offered in its entirety for the first time since the early 1990s. Other highlights include early works by iconic Chinese Contemporary masters Zeng Fanzhi, Liu Wei, Fang Lijun, and Yu Youhan, all of which have been kept in Chang’s private collection since their creation. Combining distinguished provenance with historical gravitas, the present assemblage encapsulates a momentous period of major aesthetic and cultural changes in China from the early 1990s to 2000s.

張頌仁表示:「本收藏的畫作焦點集中於人像的主題,反映在中國現代化浪潮的急劇衝擊之下,身心軀體所經歷的磨煉與演變。三幅張曉剛畫作追溯其創作歷程,最終定格在一副副冰冷的肖像上,借助畫中人的目光凝視歷史的深淵;曾梵志筆下的人物選擇將真我掩藏在面具之後;劉煒則從裡到外將人體剖開,有如《香蕉》裡糜熟的果肉。這些作品出自中國現代歷史的一個重要時期,跨越意識形態的分歧,邁向國際舞台。」

Johnson Chang comments: “This collection converges around the core theme of the human figure and how it withstood the surging tides of China’s rapid passage to modernity. Three works by Zhang Xiaogang reveal his artistic evolution that culminated in his impassive portraits that stare into the abyss of history; Zeng Fanzhi took to hiding his figures behind masks; while Liu Wei dismantled his bodies from within, as illustrated by the over-ripe Banana. These are just a few examples from the most significant period of recent Chinese history, when the nation crossed ideological divisions and engaged the global stage.”

蘇富比當代藝術日間拍賣及晚間拍賣
Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale and Evening Sale
Preview:
2020.10.3 – 2020.10.7
Auction:
2020.10.6 – 2020.10.7
Venue:
香港會議展覽中心
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Photo courtesy to Sotheby’s Hong Kong

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