Being and Inking – Documenting Contemporary InkArt (2001-2016)

Curator: Pi Daojian \Yan Yong

Duration: 2016.6.5-2016.8.8

Venue: Hall 1/2 / 5, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)/D6 Gallery , Redtory Art District

Organizer: Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)


Organized by Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA), curated by the famous art critic Pi Daojian and young scholar Yan Yong, the large international art exhibition "Being and Inking – Documenting Contemporary InkArt (2001-2016)" was launched on Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art at the afternoon of June 5, 2016. At the date of the opening ceremony, the following art critics Liu Xiaochun, Wang Huangsheng, Lu Mingjun, Hu Bin, Yan Yong, Wei Xiangqi, and so on who will be invited to attend the academic dialogue with the special topic of "The Ink Character in InkArt".

This exhibition is the most important special subject literature study show followed after "China: 20 years of ink experiment (1980-2001) " of Guangdong Museum of Art in 2001 planned by Pi Daojian and Wang Huangsheng, who was the curator. The artistic work will be divided into two big special subjects, that is, "Being and Inking", followed by five units, including "Savoring Hsiang", "Viewing Tao", "New World", "Substance-Function" and "Circulation-Alternation". The 61 participating artists came from China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the United States and other regions and countries. The curator believes that the InkArt is an important channel increasing "some other modernities" for the numerous and complicated pictures of the contemporary world by oriental traditional culture essence since the new century, under the numerous and complicated vision and the complex context where oriental and occidental cultures communicate back and forth, make present and intercomparison with each other. The purpose of such exhibition is try to reveal the diversity of contemporary art from the angle of "the world", make out various on-going changes in InkArt field in the situation of "Departing-Arriving", thus clearly showing an open, future-oriented and global-vision InkArt system and its development trend.

The exhibition will show more than 60 items on display including painting, image, installation, behavior and so on. There will be two behaviors occur on opening ceremony, one is the installation and behavior art work of artist Sherman Lin who will invite the curator and some famous artists and critics with significant contribution for InkArt development to finish his work together; another one is artist Song Dong’s the new work of installation and behavior, Blank Stele, which will interactive with the audience. The exhibition will show the works of 60 artists through 4 display units with support by each other coordinated action. The exhibition will also introduce a special case that the exhibition "A Legacy of Ink Lui Shou-kwan 40 Years On" as part of it. The documents of the exhibition will record important exhibition activities and art events related to InkArk during 2001-2016, accompanied with important discussions of InkArt in art critics.

The Organizer will hold an academic dialogue with the special topics of "The Contemporariness of InkArt" (by the end of June) and "On ways and senses of Circulation-Alternation and Substance-Function of Contemporary InkArt" (in the middle of July) during the exhibition period.

The exhibition will last until August 8. 

Participating Artists

Cai Guangbin, Cui Zhenkuan, Dang Zhen, Gu Wenda, Hang Chunhui, Hu Youben, Huang Guowu, Huang Yihan, Jiang Ji'an, Jin Weihong, Li Gang, Li Huichang, Li Jin, Li Jun, Li Xiaoxuan, Liang Quan, Sherman Lin, Lin Yusi, Liu Qinghe, Liu Yiyuan, Liu Zijian, Nan Xi, Nicholas Hanna, Peng Wei, Qiu Anxiong, Qiu Zhijie, Michael Cherney, Shao Ge, Shen Aiqi, Shen Qin, Song Dong, Sun Xun, Tian Wei, Wang Dongling, Wang Huangsheng, Wang Jingheng, Wang Shuye, Wei Qingji, Man Fengyi, Wu Yi, Xu Lei, Ye Jianqing, Zeng Jianyong, Tseng ting yu, Zhang Quan, Zhang Yu, Zheng Qiang, SHIMURAbros, Zhou Yong, Zhu Jianzhong, Zhu Wei

Exhibition of HK Alisan Fine Arts: Kassia Ko, Koo Mei, Ho Kwun-ting, Kan Tai-keung, Leung Kui-ting, Wucius Wong, Chui Tze-hung, anothermountainman (Stanley Wong), Cheuk ka-wai, Cherie 

SHIMURAbros | Trace Tree

Mirror-polished stainless steel 

with transparent color coating, tree, soil

150x150x120cm  2016


Gu Wenda | Yanhuang DNA Landscape 1 &  Ink Alachemy Studio


Lin Xueming | The Wall

Used rice paper, ink

Variable size  2016


Liang Quan | Hidden Fish in a Clear StreamⅠ

Ink, color and rice paper collage

140x200cm  2013-2015


Peng Wei | The Best Things in Life Are Free 1

Ink on rice paper

72x38cm  2015


Zhou Yong | Clown Playing the Role of Dinghua

Ink and color on paper

36.5x110cmx4  2015


Sun Xun | Some actions which

haven’t been defined yet in the revolution


12’22”  2011

The Interaction of Blank Stele Performance and Installation

Artist: Song Dong


Venue:Hall 5, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)

The Blank Stele interaction performance Scene

Visitors experience the interaction of The Blank Stele performance Scene

The behavior creation of The Wall

Artist: Sherman Lin/Pi Daojian,/Wang Huangsheng, etc.


Date: 2016.6.5

Venue: Hall 1, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)

The behaviors creation of The Wall

Artist: Sherman Lin

Audience participation in the consumption "wall" behavior

Audience participation in the consumption "wall" behavior


【Academic】The Ink Character in Ink Art - Savoring Hsiang and Viewing Tao

Speaker: Host: Pi Daojian

Guests: Liu Xiaochun,/Wang Huangsheng,/Lu Mingjun,/Hu Bin/Yan Yong/Wei Xiangqi


Date: 2016.06.05   

Venue: Hall 1, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)


Host: Pi Daojian

Liu Xiaochun

Hu Bin

Wang Huangsheng

Lu Mingjun

Wei Xiangqi

Yan Yong

Zhang Songren

Michael Cherney



【Academic】The Contemporariness of Ink Art: The Shapes of Being 

Host: Pi Daojian

Guests:Wang Lin,Chen Dong,Yang Wei, Fan Lin


Date: 2016.07.24

Venue: Hall 1, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)

Chen Dong

Fan Lin

Lv Fengya,Feng Mingqiu

Wang Lin

Wen Fengyi

Pi Daojian、Chen Dong

Yan Yong


 Dialogue Scene


【Academic】Departing-Arriving: On ways and senses of Circulation-Alternation and Substance-Function

Speakers: Host: Pi Daojian

Guests: Sun XiaoFeng/Hang Chunxiao/Sheng Wei/Liang Quan/Yan Yong    


Date: 2016.08.27, 2016

Venue: Hall 1, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)

Hang Chunxiao

Jia Fangzhou,Pi Daojian

Liang Quan

Shen Ruijun

Sheng Wei

Sun Xiaofeng

Host: Pi Daojian

Yan Yong