It will feature 78 works, making it the largest showing of seventeenth-century Dutch art ever presented in China. The selections will comprise 12 works by Rembrandt van Rijn, one painting by Johannes Vermeer, and two portrait paintings by Frans Hals, as well as masterpieces by other artists from the period.
This will be the first major presentation of Antony Gormley’s work in China. At its core is Critical Mass II (1995) an installation of 60 life-size cast iron body forms. This seminal work has been widely exhibited in Europe, but this will be its first showing in Asia.
This special exhibition includes 75 works of 49 artists who are intricately associated with the Southwestern lands. some of them were born natives, some studied there, some travelled or lived in the Southwest for some time.