Over fifty Chinese ink artworks from the Belgian artist Antoine Mortier (1908, Saint-Gilles-lez-Bruxelles – 1999, Auderghem, Brussels) have been selected to represent the artist at the Tsinghua Art Museum of Beijing from November 19th, 2019, to February, 23rd, 2020.
During three months, the exhibition, called « ANTOINE MORTIER. Ink made real», will be resonating with the ancient Chinese artistic memory and, more specifically, with the traditional and modern usages of ink in China.
Somewhere in between figurative and abstract, the artworks by Antoine Mortier link the intimate with the monumental, and interiority with the necessity to represent universal themes.
Mainly large formats have been selected for this exhibition. These reveal the precision of the painting gestures, rooted in a practice resembling Chinese calligraphy.
This university museum, often called “TAM”, was designed by the worldly known Swiss architect MARIO BOTTA and contains 9000 m² of exhibition space.
The exhibition is produced by the Antoine Mortier non-profit organization and the Antoine Mortier Fund created by the King Baudouin Foundation.