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Love Letters: Everlasting Sentiments from the Xubaizhai Collection

24 March 2023 - 26 June 2024



Love has always been a source of inspiration for artists. Romance, family ties, teacher-student bonds, friendship, patriotism… all these forms of love provide artists with an endless wellspring of creative energy. Over the centuries, Chinese artists have often suffused their painting, calligraphy and poetry with sentiments. Like love letters, their works of art are intimate whispers of affection murmuring eternal emotions. With love letter as the theme, the exhibition features 28 sets of selected collections from the Xubaizhai Collection, inviting the audience to discover the reserved and implicit emotions encapsulated in Chinese painting and calligraphy.

In response to the sentiments found in the artworks of the Xubaizhai Collection, Hong Kong artist Tsang Kin-wah created a large-scale projection installation, Freezing Water: Between Here and There, connecting us to the emotional worlds of the artists now and then.

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