Huang Jun calligraphy exhibition opened at the National Art Museum of China on December 29, 2013. The exhibition consists of three parts, showcasing 120 of Huang Jun’s top works all created within a decade which showcase five writing styles: seal character, official script, regular script, running script and cursive hand. The exhibition will run through January 10. [Photo by Liu Fang]
A calligraphy exhibition displaying the work of Huang Jun opened at the National Art Museum of China on December 29, 2013. Titled With A Strong Willpower - Huang Jun Calligraphy Exhibition, the exhibition consists of three parts, showcasing 120 of Huang Jun’s top works all created within a decade which showcase five writing styles: seal character, official script, regular script, running script and cursive hand. The exhibition will run through January 10.
Huang Jun, born in Jiangxi province in 1961, is a famous calligrapher, scholar and poet. As a member of the China Calligraphers Association, Huang Jun has conducted a great deal of research on Chinese calligraphy, publishing more than 20 books. He is the youngest winner of the 1st Lanting Prize, the highest award in the field of calligraphy, and has been featured in the “Top Ten People in the Calligraphy Field” twice, in 2005 and 2012.
Huang Jun is highly skilled at all calligraphy styles, but particularly the cursive script. This new exhibition highlights Huang’s charm as a scholar and member of China’s literati, and also stresses his artistic conception, spiritual connotation as well as his own personal pursuit of high-grade art. Most of the works on display are poems and essays by Huang, but even when copying the poems of others, he still adds his own postscript.
The selection of calligraphy styles, brushwork and even mounting form is closely related to the meaning of the work, seeking a complete unity among the calligrapher’s temperament, verbal content and calligraphic version. Huang Jun is not only a calligraphy scholar who has stuck to both academic studies and practices for a long time, but is also an influential contemporary poet. This exhibition is aimed at presenting his unusual charm and significance in both academic and creative fashion.
A lecture by Huang Jun will be open to the public for free at the museum during the exhibition. The release of was also celebrated at the opening.
Show Time: 2013-12-29 to 2014-01-10
Venue: Halls 2, 4, 6 of the National Art Museum of China Museum
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (No Entry after 4:00 p.m.)
Admission: Free Add: 1 Wusi Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing