A Dialogue on Painting：Liu Wei & Luc Tuymans
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 14:00-16:00
Moderated by Colin Chinnery
M WOODS is honored to bring two legendary artists into conversation ahead of a groundbreaking dual exhibition to be held at M WOODS in 2020. Antwerp-based Luc Tuymans and Beijing-based Liu Wei have known each other personally for over twelve years, and were aware of each others’ painting practices for years before this. Both artists are internationally renowned as painters whose works articulate the social environment of their times, with an at times subtle, but ever-present, power. They are held in the highest regard as academic artists, whose respective devotion to the medium of paint has endured for decades.
The exhibition at M WOODS is the product of a friendship and dialogue held over the years, and will be curated by Colin Chinnery, who was also present when the original idea was conceived. Moderated by Chinnery, the discussion will traverse the parallel trajectories of their painting careers, how the idea for the exhibition was brought about, social and political changes they have witnessed and how these have influenced their work, and finally touch on the content of their exhibition, opening in Autumn 2020.
The talk is part of M MEASURES, the education program of M WOODS, and is free to the public. Booking via WeChat is necessary as seats are limited.