Exhibition Period: 3rd June – 20 June 2010
Venue: Jardine House, Central, Hong Kong
(Hong Kong, 3rd June 2010)-iPRECIATION successfully launched a major exhibition of world renowned sculptor Ju Ming, sponsored by Hongkong Land and Sotheby’s Hong Kong. At the opening of the exhibition, Mr. James Robinson, the Executive Director of Hongkong Land stated that the exhibition is a special occasion for Hongkong Land, ‘The last time we hosted a Ju Ming exhibition was in January 1986. Now, Hongkong Land is pleased to welcome back Ju Ming and his most recent creations, the “Swimming” works that are part of his Living World Series.’
Two different series of exhibits are featured: namely the monumental Taichi Series and the recent Living World Series. This extraordinary exhibition is opened for public viewing from now to 20th June 2010 in Central Hong Kong, at Exchange Square, The Landmark, and in iPRECIATION Hong Kong at Jardine House.
Born in 1938 in Miaoli County, Taiwan, Ju Ming is renowned for his arresting technique and astute familiarity with different materials. The Taichi Series, Ju’s most celebrated endeavor, materializes an ancient Chinese practice via abstract forms: as the hefty, bronze sculptures, fashioned in a medley of traditional poses, appear to test the boundaries of time and tradition.
The Living World Series was inaugurated in the 1980s, and partly inspired by Ju Ming’s residency in New York from 1980 to 1982. The Living World sculptures are unique in its ability to bridge communication and culture divisions, through Ju Ming’s heartfelt interpretation of human relationships. The current exhibition will display Ju’s recent painted wood and stone sculptures as well as the latest creations, the Living World Series-Swimming sculptures, casted in stainless steel. Supported by Hongkong Land and Sotheby’s Hong Kong, this exhibition will bring Ju Ming’s artistry to the forefront once more, as we celebrate over five decades of eminent sculpting, by one of Asia’s leading Modern sculptors.
Established in Singapore in 1999, iPRECIATION is a fine art company that showcases the most exquisite contemporary Asian art that is visually stunning and distinctly unique. iPRECIATION Hong Kong was set up in June 2009, marking its incisive aesthetical presence in Asia’s foremost metropolis. Both Singapore and Hong Kong open countless avenues for artistic exposure, elucidation and education.
Our galleries are well-recognized platforms for promising artists, meticulously cultivating and introducing them and their works to the most discerning art enthusiasts. By mounting large-scale exhibitions and publishing outstanding art catalogues, iPRECIATION constantly propels the best of contemporary art to the forefront. As an ardent supporter of the arts, we have been a significant driving force in the development of the contemporary Asian art scene.
Having significant knowledge and experience in giving prominence to contemporary Chinese and South East Asian art, iPRECIATION is a provider of professional art consultancy services to both individual and corporate entities.
About Hongkong Land
Hongkong Land is one of Asia’s leading property investment, management and development groups. Founded in Hong Kong in 1889, the Group has interests across the region. Hongkong Land’s business is built on partnership, integrity and excellence.
In Hong Kong, the Group owns and manages some five million sq. ft of prime commercial space that defines the heart of the Central Business District. In Singapore, it is helping to create the city-state’s new Central Business District with the expansion of its joint venture portfolio of new developments. Hongkong Land’s properties in these and other Asian centres are recognised as market leaders and house the world’s foremost financial, business and luxury retail names.
Hongkong Land also develops premium residential properties in a number of cities in the region, not least in Singapore where its 77%-owned listed affiliate, MCL Land, is a significant developer.
Hongkong Land Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda. Its primary share listing is in London, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. The Group’s assets and investments are managed from Hong Kong by Hongkong Land Limited. Hongkong Land is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
Founded in 1744, Sotheby’s is the oldest and largest internationally recognized firm of fine art auctioneers in the world and is a global company that engages in art auctions, private sales and art-related financing activities.
Sotheby’s operates in 40 countries, including offices in emerging markets such as Beijing, Moscow and Doha. With principal salesrooms located in New York on York Avenue, London on New Bond Street, Paris in Saint Honoré and Hong Kong, the company also regularly conducts auctions in 6 other salesrooms around the world. Sotheby’s is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BID.
Sotheby’s was the first auction house in Hong Kong, opening an office in 1973 and holding its first auction that same year. In 1994 and 2007, Sotheby’s opened representative offices in Shanghai and Beijing respectively.