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Special lunchtime guided exhibition viewing of The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+

The OCS is delighted to invite members to a last chance guided exhibition viewing of M+’s first exhibition on the subject of ink art with its curator, Dr Lesley Ma. Featuring works by more than forty artists from across Asia and beyond, The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+, is the museum’s first dedicated exhibition on the subject, highlighting the diverse explorations that have taken place within ink art since the 1960s. Through paintings, drawings, calligraphy, photographs, installations, and moving image works from the M+ collection, this exhibition explores how ink art is not merely a medium, but a crucial aesthetic in contemporary visual culture. The exhibition closes on 14 January 2018.

Before the guided exhibition viewing OCS Vice-President Tina Yee-wan Pang will give an overview of current developments at M+.

Lesley Ma is Curator of Ink Art at M+. Since joining M+ in 2013, she is involved in the planning, acquisition, and research of the M+ Collection and was involved in organising the 2015 Mobile M+: Live Art events. Ma previously worked as Project Director for artist Cai Guo-Qiang in New York, and was Curatorial Coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and science from Harvard University, a M.A. in museum studies from New York University, and a PhD in art history, theory, and criticism from the University of California, San Diego. She is a recipient of the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art.

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