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The OCS is delighted to announce an intimate guided viewing of Intimate Encounters: An Exhibition of Handscrolls and Albums from the M K Lau Collection with art historian and curator Catherine Maudsley. The M K Lau Collection is one of Asia’s finest private collections of 20th century brush and ink paintings comprised of world-class pieces by pre-eminent Chinese masters including Ding Yanyong, Lu Yanshao, Pu Ru, Wu Changshuo, Wu Hufan, Yu Fei’an and Zhang Daqian.

Showcasing rare and superb examples that have been collected over three decades, the immersive exhibition of 50 handscrolls and albums from the 19th and 20th centuries is presented in a custom-designed setting. These works are intimate and participatory formats of Chinese ink art ”“ handscrolls are unrolled from right to left on a table, section by section, inviting the viewers to take an interactive journey, while albums are a group of distinct artworks brought together in a cohesive book form.

Catherine Maudsley, an art historian, advisor and curator who has lived in Hong Kong for more than three decades, has had a long association with the M K Lau Collection, for which she has and co-curated six exhibitions since 2013. Ms. Maudsley was educated in Canada, the United States, Beijing and Hong Kong. The recipient of over twenty academic awards, including two gold medals, she was a Connaught Research Scholar at the University of Toronto, a Canada-China Scholar at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Hong Kong. She has served on the Executive Committees of the University of Hong Kong Museum Society, the Oriental Ceramic Society (Hong Kong) and is currently a member of the Hong Kong Art School Council. A pioneering fine arts professional, she is privileged to work with distinguished collectors worldwide, providing a unique blend of integrated services: strategic overview and planning, collections management, exhibition planning, curating, researching, and writing. Ms. Maudsley maintains an active lecturing schedule and has published widely in leading Asian art journals.

The exhibition runs from March 24-April 5, 2018. For more information about the exhibition please click here.

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