Calligraphy Rhapsody - Retrospective Exhibition of Georges Mathieu showcases 14 major paintings spanning 40 years; from Mathieu’s early practices which emphasize the calligraphic gesture and speed in the 1950s to the paintings from the “cosmic shift” starting from 1984 which highlight his potent intrinsic energy, especially through the three pieces of six-metre-wide canvases that Mathieu specially created for his Grand Palais retrospective in 1978.
Join us on 10 & 17 June for a series of lectures on his life and work. As a “rebel dandy”, Mathieu embraced risks and challenged the world of order, inspirational for Graffiti artists today. His achievements thrived from the deconstruction of the past and reconciliation of the conflicts of the present: emotion and logic, spontaneity and model, chance and consistency, spiritual and physical, personal expression and shared experiences.
6 – 7 pm
Introduction to Georges Mathieu
In-Conversation between Catherine Kwai, exhibition curator, and Denise Tsui, Managing Editor of CoBo Social
– 8 pm
Screening of documentary Georges Mathieu or The Fury of Being (Georges Mathieu ou La fureur d'être)
6:00 – 7:30 pm
A lecture by Professor Frank Vigneron, Chair & Professor, Department of Fine Arts The Chinese University of Hong Kong
7:30 – 8 pm