Ho Ho Ying: The Path I Pursue
22 January - 4 April
Driven by self-reflection, spontaneity and freedom of gesture, Chinese artist Ho Ho Ying championed the path towards abstraction in Singapore, co-founding the Modern Art Society Singapore in 1964. For over five decades, his art and writings have been integral to furthering the development and discourses of art.
In this exhibition, he presents abstract, figurative and calligraphy paintings, along with creative calligraphy works, sketches and materials from his and his family’s personal archive. Apart from Ho’s artistic practices, the exhibition also explores the multiple creative paths that he pursued through literary prose as well as essays on art and art criticism. As part of the exhibition, a selection of texts from the 1950s to the 1990s have been translated and made accessible in English. By drawing connections between his works and writings, the exhibition surfaces Ho’s ethos, beliefs and motivations, offering intimate glimpses into his life, observations and explorations.