Universe in the Mind: 60 Years of Painting by Liu Guosong, 宇宙心印: 劉國松繪畫一甲子
Catalogue published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition of Liu Guosong at the Palace Museum, Beijing, in the Hall of Martial Heroes (Wuying dian) in 2007. The exhibition features a total of 75 paintings by the artist and represents 60 years of a creative journey marked by constant reflection and rethinking, constant searching for new methods and approaches. Essays by Chang Tsong-zung and Lee Chun-yi are included in this volume. Lee Chun-yi, a young art historian and student of Liu Guosong, uses the works on view in the present exhibition to explore the entire course of Liu's creative and conceptual development. By adopting a post-colonial point of view, Lee shows how the artist, though well-known for his non-traditionalist expression, is actually insisting on the importance of Chinese traditional culture and national spirit. With excerpts from Liu's writings on art and a chronology of his achievements.
Note: One copy of this title is a slipcased edition which is accompanied by a second volume: Conference Paper for Liu Guosong's 60 Years. It includes proceedings for an academic conference held in conjunction with the retrospective.