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Artist Spotlight

Hao Liang

December 8–14, 2021

In his intricately painted silk portraits and landscapes, Hao Liang filters the techniques, themes, motifs, and conventions of traditional Chinese guohua ink wash painting through a contemporary, cosmopolitan sensibility. Referencing projects and oeuvres from a variety of disciplines, periods, and contexts, he weaves together outwardly divergent influences, ranging from classical poetry to modern literature, film theory, and modern art. Much of Hao’s work is concerned with perspectives on temporality. He positions image making not simply as an exercise in technical skill and art historical knowledge, but also as a reflection of lived experience.

Launched in 2020, Artist Spotlight is presented once a month as a regular part of the gallery’s programming. Each Artist Spotlight highlights a work by an individual artist—made available exclusively online for forty-eight hours—together with new editorial features and selected archival content.

Artist Spotlight: Hao Liang features a new ink painting by the artist. For more information, please contact the gallery at collecting@gagosian.com.

Photo: Fan Xi

Photo: Fan Xi

Related News

Still from “Hao Liang on ‘Eight Views of Xiaoxiang’”

Video

Hao Liang on “Eight Views of Xiaoxiang”

In this video produced by the arts organization Kadist, Hao Liang speaks about his painting series Eight Views of Xiaoxiang (2014–16). In addition to discussing the tools and methods he uses, Hao discusses his practice within the context of Chinese art history, drawing parallels between ancient masters such as Wu Bin and Dong Qichang and major Western figures like Sergei Eisenstein and Claude Monet.

Still from “Hao Liang on ‘Eight Views of Xiaoxiang’”

Still from “Hao Liang on ‘The Virtuous Being’”

Video

Hao Liang on “The Virtuous Being”

In this video, filmed at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Hao Liang talks about his artistic process, his pictorial technique, and his notion of contemporary art, with a focus on The Virtuous Being (2015), a scroll painting that pays homage to the history of Chinese literati gardens.

Still from “Hao Liang on ‘The Virtuous Being’”

Hao Liang, Spring and Fall, 2020 © Hao Liang

Art Fair

West Bund Art & Design 2020

November 12–15, 2020, booth A102
West Bund Art Center, Shanghai
westbundshanghai.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in West Bund Art & Design 2020 with an extensive group presentation. Along with the gallery’s booth at ART021 Shanghai, on view between November 14 and 15, this will be Gagosian’s first in-person art fair since the covid-19 lockdown in March. The gallery’s participation was made possible by extraordinary support from the artists involved.

Hao Liang, Spring and Fall, 2020 © Hao Liang

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Museum Exhibitions

Hao Liang, The Chase of Apollo, Act I, 2021 © Hao Liang. Photo: Yang Chao Studio

On View

Hao Liang in
The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10)

Through April 25, 2022
Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

For its tenth edition, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art’s Asia Pacific Triennial looks to the future of art and the world we inhabit together. The Triennial includes sixty-nine projects—from large-scale installations and immersive multimedia artworks to sculpture, textiles, paintings, photography, and video—with new and recent work by emerging and established artists and collectives from thirty countries. Work by Hao Liang is included.

Hao Liang, The Chase of Apollo, Act I, 2021 © Hao Liang. Photo: Yang Chao Studio

Hao Liang, Eight Views of Xiaoxiang—Dazzle, 2015 © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

On View

The Dream of the Museum

Through September 17, 2022
M+, Hong Kong
www.mplus.org.hk

The Dream of the Museum examines the concept of found objects to show how artists use cultures as source material to update tradition. Beginning with four pioneers of contemporary art—Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Yoko Ono, and Nam June Paik—the exhibition brings together work by twenty-seven artists from across geographies and generations, including Hao Liang and Andy Warhol, who explore chance and found objects in their work.

Hao Liang, Eight Views of XiaoxiangDazzle, 2015 © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Hao Liang, Eight Views of Xiaoxiang—Snowscape, 2014–15 © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

On View

Duration
Chinese Art in Transformation

Opened September 25, 2020
Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
www.msam.cn

Duration: Chinese Art in Transformation attempts to show how every moment that stretches is an absorption of the past, and the endless possibilities of the future are based on the past and the present. The exhibition presents painting, sculpture, installation, video, animation, and more from the 1970s to the present. Work by Hao Liang, Jia Aili, and Zeng Fanzhi is included.

Hao Liang, Eight Views of Xiaoxiang—Snowscape, 2014–15 © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Hao Liang, Wedding of Lord of the River, 2019 © Hao Liang

Closed

Hao Liang in
More, More, More

July 6, 2020–January 31, 2021
Tank Shanghai
tankshanghai.com

Titled after a popular disco song from the mid-’70s, More, More, More features new commissions and existing artwork by twenty-eight international artists and groups. Like the song, the exhibition embraces an attitude of sensorial play, extra-linguistic excess, and mutable meaning. In addition to traditional media, it features works that open the field of artistic experience to a diversity of phenomena by incorporating mediums such as perfume, music, bacteria, and light frequencies. Work by Hao Liang is included.

Hao Liang, Wedding of Lord of the River, 2019 © Hao Liang

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