Artistic splendor in three MoCAUP exhibitions

Writer:   |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-09-18

Visitors observe Ding Yi’s works at the “Ding Yi Cross Galaxy” exhibition at MoCAUP. Photos from MoCAUP’s WeChat account

‘Ding Yi Cross Galaxy’

Chinese artist Ding Yi is exhibiting abstract paintings, installations and digital artworks at the “Ding Yi Cross Galaxy” exhibition. The artist is known for consistently employing a cross motif in his densely patterned paintings since the late 1980s.

There were no figurative elements in his monochrome works in the 1980s, only lines forming patterns of intersecting grids. During the 1990s, Ding began experimenting more with color, material and overall technique; his grid pattern is still present during this period, but such materials as charcoal, watercolor and chalk are seen on various surfaces including screens, fans and cardboard.

Since the 2000s, Ding has worked with a much brighter color palette for his works, and continues to produce stunningly intricate paintings.

Visitors observe Ding Yi’s works at the “Ding Yi Cross Galaxy” exhibition.

Dates: Until Oct. 15

Tickets: 75 yuan

‘Find Meow Notice’

The “Find Meow Notice: An Exhibition of Naïve Arts From Belarus” showcases 40 cat-themed artworks by Belarusian artists Igor Rimashevsky, Vladislav Stalmakhov and Schemeleva Lyudmila Lednidovna.

The artists integrated their own pets and lives in Minsk into the artworks, crafting a captivating realm that serves as a paradise for cat enthusiasts. Through the perspectives of cats, the exhibition offers a visual narrative of Minsk’s urban landscapes and the lives of its inhabitants. The works aim to reevaluate the multifaceted relationship between humans and cats, as well as various facets of urban existence.

A glance at the “Find Meow Notice” exhibition.

Dates: Until Sept. 26

Tickets: 59 yuan

Xu Beihong’s paintings

Locals are having a rare opportunity to admire over 80 masterpieces created by Xu Beihong (1895-1953) in the 1920s-1940s at an exhibition. As visitors enter the exhibition hall, they will be drawn to the magnificence and timeless allure of Xu’s masterpieces, especially his horse paintings that skillfully capture the dynamic nature of horses. Visitors can admire Xu’s Chinese paintings, oil paintings, watercolors, sketches and calligraphic works covering a wide range of subjects.

A visitor walks past a painting by Xu Beihong at the master’s exhibition at MoCAUP.

Dates: Until Nov. 12

Tickets: 75 yuan

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mondays

Booking: WeChat account “深圳市当代艺术与城市规划馆”

Venue: Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP), Futian District (深圳市当代艺术与城市规划馆)

Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit A2 

Three MoCAUP exhibitions include "Ding Yi Cross Galaxy," "Find Meow Notice" and Xu Beihong’s paintings are held in town.