For its first time participation in Taipei Dangdai, Galerie Vazieux holds an exhibition devoted to the pioneers of Chinese abstract art that focuses on the two major avant-garde movements that emerged in Taipei in 1957 - the Fifth Moon and Ton Fan groups. At the end of the 1950s, Taipei played a fundamental role in the history of art and was the cradle of the first fundamental renewal of Chinese painting.
Due to successive wars, many Chinese people sought refuge in Taiwan and it was in this new world, which was more receptive to the West, that the young artists discovered for the first time the art of their Western contemporaries, that is the abstract art of the schools of New York and Paris. These discoveries overturned their pictorial practices and led them to invent an entirely new form of abstract art that combined Eastern and Western approaches.
For this project Galerie Vazieux focuses on presenting historic works by artists Chuang Che, Fong Chung-Ray, Hsiao Chin, Hsiao Ming-Hsien, Ho Kan, Hu Chi-Chung and Tsai Hsia-Ling. A 27-minute documentary film that the gallery has produced about the pioneers of Chinese abstract art is screened on the booth.
Press release courtesy Galerie Vazieux.