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Huang Rui: Ways of Abstraction

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Huang Rui: Ways of Abstraction
25 September–19 December 2021

798 Art District
No 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Chaoyang District
100015, Beijing
China

The largest solo exhibition in recent years by Huang Rui, artist and co-founder of pioneering avant-garde Stars Art Group, surveys important but often overlooked threads in the abstract painting practice from the beginning of his career to the present day.

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents “Huang Rui: Ways of Abstraction.” Since the late 1970s, Huang Rui (b. 1952, Beijing, lives and works in Beijing) has been active at the forefront of Chinese contemporary art as an artist and instigator, who notably co-organized the “Stars Art Exhibition” in 1979 and pioneered contemporary art practice in China. “Huang Rui: Ways of Abstraction” is the largest solo exhibition by the artist in recent years.

Exhibition view: Huang Rui: Ways of Abstraction, UCCA Beijing (25 September–19 December 2021). Courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art. 

Featuring more than 40 paintings and sculpture installations from the beginning of the artist’s career to the present day, this exhibition explores the language of abstraction and East Asian thoughts that have informed the artist’s practice for decades.

Exhibition view: Huang Rui: Ways of Abstraction, UCCA Beijing (25 September–19 December 2021). Courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art. 

Structured by five series—”Early Abstraction,” “Space,” “Space Structure,” “Experiments with Ink,” and “Installation Works”—works on view include the latest paintings created in 2021 in the “Heaven, Earth, Man” series, and exhibited for the first time, the oil paintings in the 2020 “Inside-out Dao” series. “Huang Rui: Ways of Abstraction” is curated by UCCA Director Philip Tinari with UCCA Assistant Curator Neil Zhang.

©2021 Huang Rui, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

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