A poster of the exhibition. [Photo/Guangdong Museum]
Without traveling all the way to the Netherlands, but right here at your doorstep in Guangzhou, you can now enjoy fascinating works by Armando, one of the greatest Dutch artists.
Born in Amsterdam and grew up in Amersfoort, Armando is one of the greatest and most important Dutch post-war artists. Hailed as a modern-day uomo universale, he is a painter, sculptor, writer, draughtsman, documentary filmmaker and theatre maker.
His creations involve a variety of fields, such as painting, sculpture, music, poetry and novel. His works have been exhibited and collected by many famous museums.
The exhibition “Armando: Between Abstraction and Reality” is the first museum exhibition of Armando’s works in China. That is remarkable for an artist whose work is part of countless museum and private collections across the globe. Including 70 pieces (sets) of paintings and sculptures, the exhibits are provided by Museum Oud Amelisweerd, a knowledge center for Armando’s life and works.
The exhibition features works in several disciplines (paintings, drawings and prints, sculptures and artist books) as well as his written works and films. It is divided into the five most important themes: Melancholy, Time and Remembrance, Beauty and Evil, The Places, Aggressor and Victim and Sources of Inspiration. A sixth theme shows the subtle similarities between Armando’s landscapes and paintings by 18th-century Chinese artist, as these were presented in the exhibition Made in China – Armando & Masterpieces from the Qing Dynasty in MOA | Museum Oud Amelisweerd.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue that included articles by amongst others Wenling Ren of the Guangdong Museum, Yvonne Ploum, director of MOA and Roelof Jan Minneboo, curator of MOA. The catalogue is published by the Guangdong Museum.
The exhibition “Armando: Between Abstraction and Reality” is held at Guangdong Museum. [Photo/Guangdong Museum]
Period: May 11 to August 28, 2018
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00, closed on Mondays
Venue: Exhibition Hall 2, 3rd Floor, Guangdong Museum
Add.: No. 2 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区珠江新城珠江东路2号)
Nearby metro station: Zhujiang New Town station, Line 3 or Line 5;
Bus: No.40, No.44, No.183, No.293, No.886, No.886A;
Admission: Free admission tickets can be obtained from the Ticket Office of Guangdong Museum from 8: 50 a.m. to 4 p.m. Valid ID is required for one person to get one ticket. Tickets are valid on the day of issue only.