This Thursday, November 3, at noon in the Wormser room of Miller library Dr. Ankeney Weitz will be presenting a talk on her work curatingNo Limits: Zao Wou-Ki. The exhibit was reviewed by New York Times’ art critic Roberta Smith (9/8/16), who said: “’Zao Wou-Ki: No Limits’ at Asia Society is the first comprehensive show of the artist’s work in the United States. It is an intriguing, peripatetic, at times beautiful affair of 60 works from 1945 to 2003, with paintings on canvas and paper, watercolors and several kinds of prints.” The exhibit, which is currently on view at Asia Society Museum through January 8, 2017, will be coming to the Colby College Museum of Art from February 4 through June 4, 2017.

 

For more information on Zao Wou-Ki or the No Limits exhibition check out the exhibit catalog, new in Bixler library!

Zao Wou-Ki : No limits / Melissa Walt, Ankeney Weitz, Michelle Yun: The Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) developed a distinctive abstract style blending the visual poetry of Chinese painting and calligraphy with European pictorial traditions. This volume presents the artist’s life and work. The essays consider the reception of Zao’s work in the United States, his engagement with postwar abstraction, and his exploration of various artistic media

Rachel Bird, Project Arts Assistant, Bixler Art and Music Library, Colby College Libraries.