Exhibitions & Displays: Future
Chinese Landscape from the Ashmolean Collection
9th February 2013 to 21st July 2013
To complement the Xu Bing exhibition, the Museum displays traditional Chinese landscape paintings from the Ashmolean collection, including rarely shown works by masters of the 17th century.
Together with calligraphy, ink landscape painting has been regarded for a thousand years as the most prestigious form of art in China, and the exhibition provides an insight into its distinguished history. The fundamental vocabulary - rocks, trees, mountains and waters - seen in these landscapes also offers visitors a departure point towards understanding the new works by Xu Bing in our temporary exhibition where he, as one of contemporary China's most creative artists, breathes new life into an ancient tradition.
Temporary Display | Gallery 11 | Admission Free