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

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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’”

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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’”

Museum Exhibitions

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 April 23, 2023
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

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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, A Thread of Sky, 2021 © Hao Liang

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Hao Liang in
ON | OFF 2021: Carousel of Progress

February 4–June 5, 2022
He Art Museum, Guangdong, China
www.hem.net.cn

ON | OFF revisits the narrative of a 2013 group exhibition of the same title at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, which reflected on the work of a generation of young artists who came of age in China’s era of opening and reform. Emphasizing the curatorial concepts of return, repetition, and the spiral, this new iteration features the work of around thirty Chinese artists from the “post-globalization” era and is divided into three sections: Gestures of Time, Chambers of Memories, and Multiple Echoes. Work by Hao Liang is included.

Hao Liang, A Thread of Sky, 2021 © Hao Liang

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

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

December 4, 2021–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, Wedding of Lord of the River, 2019 © Hao Liang

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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

Jia Aili, Mountain and Line, 2020 © Jia Aili

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On Sabbatical

July 25–September 6, 2020
West Bund Museum, Shanghai
www.wbmshanghai.com

The exhibition includes more than a dozen works that nine contemporary Chinese artists created over the course of their respective “sabbaticals” during the covid-19 outbreak in an attempt to convey their unique perspectives on the world, and to evoke a sense of affinity, solace, resonance, and reflection. Work by Jia Aili and Hao Liang is included.

Jia Aili, Mountain and Line, 2020 © Jia Aili

Hao Liang, The Virtuous Being, 2015 (detail), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Hao Liang, and Vitamin Creative Space

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Hao Liang in
Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China

August 26, 2017–August 4, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

Exploring the many uses of landscape in the Chinese visual arts, this exhibition showcases more than 120 Chinese landscape paintings in four rotations, offering insights into the tradition and revealing distinctions between types of landscape that might not be obvious at first glance. Work by Hao Liang is included.

Hao Liang, The Virtuous Being, 2015 (detail), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Hao Liang, and Vitamin Creative Space

Installation view, Hao Liang: Circular Pond, Aurora Museum, Shanghai, March 26–July 21, 2019. Artwork © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy Aurora Museum, Shanghai

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Hao Liang
Circular Pond

March 26–July 21, 2019
Aurora Museum, Shanghai
www.auroramuseum.cn

Circular Pond features a selection of recent works by Hao Liang inspired by the jade pieces in the collection of Aurora Museum. The exhibition is presented in two stages: the first showcases antique jadeware, collotype prints, archival documents, and paintings that aim to demonstrate Hao’s art-making process; the second features a 13-foot-long painting by the artist.

Installation view, Hao Liang: Circular Pond, Aurora Museum, Shanghai, March 26–July 21, 2019. Artwork © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy Aurora Museum, Shanghai

Installation view, Viva Arte Viva, 57th Biennale di Venezia, May 13–November 26, 2017. Artwork © Hao Liang. Photo: Italo Rondinella, courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

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57th Biennale di Venezia
Viva Arte Viva

May 13–November 26, 2017
Giardini and Arsenale, Venice
www.labiennale.org

Curated by Christine Macel, Viva Arte Viva is a Biennale designed by and for artists, about the forms they propose, the questions they ask, the practices they develop, and the ways of life they choose. The exhibition unfolds over the course of nine chapters, or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. Work by Hao Liang and Franz West is included.

Installation view, Viva Arte Viva, 57th Biennale di Venezia, May 13–November 26, 2017. Artwork © Hao Liang. Photo: Italo Rondinella, courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Installation view, BACA Projects: Aura—Hao Liang, How to look at art from China, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands, November 25, 2016–June 11, 2017. Artwork © Hao Liang. Photo: Peter Cox/Collection Bonnefanten

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BACA Projects: Aura—Hao Liang
How to look at art from China

November 25, 2016–June 11, 2017
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
www.bonnefanten.nl

This project provides a unique glimpse into Hao Liang’s take on the artistic crossroads between era and culture through a series of collotype prints that are on display for the first time. These are accompanied by a changing selection of works from the Bonnefantenmuseum’s collection that have inspired Hao, as well as works by Jan Van Eyck Academie residency participants SulSolSal and Damon Zucconi.

Installation view, BACA Projects: Aura—Hao Liang, How to look at art from China, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands, November 25, 2016–June 11, 2017. Artwork © Hao Liang. Photo: Peter Cox/Collection Bonnefanten

Hao Liang, Eight Views of Xiaoxiang—Scholar’s Traveling, 2016 © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

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Hao Liang
Eight Views of Xiaoxiang

November 4, 2016–January 8, 2017
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
ucca.org.cn

This exhibition features a cycle of eight large ink-on-silk paintings by Hao Liang that explore the dramatic landscape of the Xiaoxiang region (in present-day Hunan province) in Central China, which has been interpreted by painters time and again since the tenth century. Through research into the literature, aesthetics, and scholarship of Chinese antiquity, Hao seeks to revive a genre and its material artistry, while imbuing it with his own modern sensibility.

Hao Liang, Eight Views of XiaoxiangScholar’s Traveling, 2016 © Hao Liang. Photo: courtesy UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

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