Asia Society

2:30-6pm | Symposium + Reception

Asian Abstractions/ Global Contexts

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki and co-organized with Colby College Museum of Art, this symposium considers the significant contributions of Zao Wou-Ki and other diasporic East Asian artists to the international abstraction movement during the middle of the twentieth century. Speakers address a number of issues related to East Asian culture in the works of these artists, including the role of ink painting and calligraphic traditions in abstract art, and the coalescence of Asian and western techniques within postwar painting. Reception to follow. Visit for registration.
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Above: Zao Wou-Ki. Pavillon Rough (Red Pavilion), 1954. Oil on canvas. 25 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. Picker Art Gallery, Golgate University, Gift of Dr. Harvey Picker ’36, 1994 .2.3. © Zao Wou-Ki ProLitteris, Zurich. Photography: Picker Art Gallery, Golgate University.