China Club Art Tour
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Date & Time:Monday, 31 Oct, 2016 9:30 amVenue:The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, CentralCost:HK$200 Members HK$300 Non-members HK$100 Young Friends CUHK Fine Art Students FOC (limited)Contact:Laure Raibaut at http://bit.ly/29Q1d9x

Dim sum brunch optional

The China Club opened on 30th June 1991 and its sixth anniversary coincided with the eve of the hand-over of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereignty. It is located on the top three floors of the Old Bank of China Building in Central Hong Kong. Designed with a strong sense of tradition and history, with motifs widely used in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the 1930’s and 1940’s, the Club premises contain paintings and sculptures by Chinese artists from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Some of these artists are already well established whilst others hold great promise. Some of the works were purchased by the Club, while some were kindly loaned by members.

The collection comprises masterpieces, such as paintings by Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Li Shan, or Lui Wei the elder, to name only a few, as well as comic strips, such as the cartoons of Master Q. The range of the collection is very impressive, covering Social Realism, propaganda from the Mainland, Hong Kong local artists, and representing both established and emerging artists.

On our visit, we will discuss a selection of the artworks giving context and in depth information about the practice of contemporary art, patronage and the evolution of the art scene.