17/10/2008 - 09/11/2008
A BRUSH WITH LOVE
"Following on from a succession of awards and exhibits across Asia, Yun Zhang’s A Brush
With Love marks his first exhibition in Melbourne, and his first solo exhibition on this scale in
A Brush With Love draws from the incredibly legacy of poems created during the Tang
Dynasty, including those from Li Bai (李白) and Du Fu (杜甫), poets revered even to this day.
Yun Zhang’s work explores the intimacies of love and longing as appear in many of these
poems, drawing out the sentiment of the many kinds of love (for lovers, family, friends)that
exist within the love profusion.
As a contemporary artist, Zhang occupies a fascinating space in our region’s contemporary
art scene, in that his already prolific output at such a young age manages to keep alive the
traditions of an art form with a millennia long history."
A live calligraphy demonstration by Yun Zhang was hosted in the space on October 18.
The works draw from the poetry of the Tang Dynasty.
Translations have been kindly supplied by 邓伟健 [Deng Weijian] to enable local audiences the opportunity to fully appreciate these works.
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Dave Di Vito is a writer, teacher and former curator.He's also the author of the Vinyl Tiger series and Replace The Sky.
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