This event has now passed.Richard Tuttle: Introduction To Practice is the first museum survey in China of the work of renowned artist and poet Richard Tuttle, curated by Victor Wang. The exhibition was developed as a path, a specific journey into the visual and 'un-visual' language that constitutes Tuttle’s practice. This five-decade survey of one hundred works, organised in close collaboration with the artist, focuses on his pursuit of art for life, and an art that serves society; a language and practice of making that is about reality and concerned with strengthening the spirit.
The museum’s central hall will feature a new major site-specific artwork that consists of a five-metre high aluminium mesh ceiling and an eight-layered fabric and PVC pipe wall sculpture entitled A Treatise on Stars (2019), that confronts the viewer with the urgency of opaqueness and transparency. A series of new hand-painted floor tiles entitled Ground Works (2019), made following Hispanic traditions, then translated into local idioms, both modern and ancient, produce an art experience for the viewer that starts from the ground.
Over the course of his career, Tuttle’s commitment to creating powerful artworks for life is reflected in the direction of the exhibition. By mounting a survey using the non-chronological cluster system, we get a better understanding of Tuttle’s language and what Tuttle himself describes as, 'a way to bring us closer to understanding what art is'.